TAFE NSW

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing - ACM40418

TAFE NSW

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects the role of a veterinary nurse who works under the supervision of a registered veterinarian to provide nursing care to animals, to support veterinarians to carry out medical and surgical procedures, and to support clients to maintain health of animals.The Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing requires access to patients (animals), clients, medical and surgical cases, veterinary staff, and practice policies and procedures.To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 240 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the relevant units of competency.The scope of practice for veterinary nurses is determined by state and territory legislative and regulatory requirements. Users of this qualification must refer to the relevant legislation and regulations in the development of training and assessment strategies.

Subjects

  • Assist with the preparation of veterinary drugs and poisons
  • Coordinate practice promotional activities
  • Relate equine anatomical and physiological features to equine health care requirements
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
  • Maintain and monitor horse health and welfare
  • Communicate effectively with clients and team members
  • Carry out medical nursing routines
  • Determine nutritional needs in provision of horse health care
  • Carry out daily practice routines
  • Perform clinical pathology procedures
  • Prepare for anaesthesia and monitor animal anaesthesia and analgesia
  • Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
  • Handle horses safely
  • Nurse foals
  • Provide basic care of domestic dogs
  • Assist with artificial insemination of mares
  • Perform practice office procedures
  • Provide basic care of mammals
  • Provide basic care of amphibians
  • Coordinate veterinary reception duties
  • Provide basic care of marine fish
  • Provide basic care of marine invertebrates
  • Carry out veterinary dental nursing procedures
  • Prepare, deliver and review animal care education programs
  • Coordinate and perform surgical nursing routines
  • Provide basic care of birds
  • Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits
  • Provide specific animal care advice
  • Identify animal anatomy and physiology for animal care work
  • Implant microchip in cats and dogs
  • Provide first aid
  • Provide intensive foal care and nursing
  • Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles
  • Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
  • Provide basic care of common native mammals
  • Apply imaging routines
  • Provide basic care of domestic cats
  • Provide basic care of terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates
  • Provide basic care of freshwater fish
  • Nurse animals
  • Provide nutritional advice and support for animals
  • Carry out procedures for foaling down mares
  • Develop and implement specific practice policies

Standard entry requirements

Entry into this qualification is open to individuals who:hold a Certificate II in Animal StudiesORhold a relevant Certificate III or higher level qualification in an animal science disciplineORcan demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in a relevant animal science discipline to any of the above qualifications.Refer to the Companion Volume Implementation Guide for details.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bankstown College No
  • Full-time : 53 weeks
Coffs Harbour Education Campus CHEC No
  • Full-time : 18 months
  • Part-time : 18 months
Gosford Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 months
Goulburn Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years
Kingscliff Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 months
Kurri Kurri Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 months
Orange College, March Street Campus No
  • Part-time : 2.5 years
OTEN (Open Training Education Network) No
Primary Industries Centre No
  • Part-time : 2 months
Richmond College No
  • Full-time : 18 months
Scone Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 months
  • Part-time : 18 months
Tamworth Campus No
  • Part-time : 2.5 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 2.5 years
Taree Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 months
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 months
  • Part-time : 2.5 years
Wauchope Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 months
Wollongbar Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 months
Yallah Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 months
  • Flexible Delivery : 18 months

Fee comments

Campuses: Bankstown College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Recommended textbook Aspinall- Vet nursing pack- Fob watch, scissors, stethoscope, and a thermometer- Bandaging materials, specimen containers and tubes- Personal Protective Equipment, including appropriate footwear such as closed shoes, appropriate clothing such as full-length trousers and sleeved tops where required

Campuses: Gosford Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Electronic course notes and ancillary reference materials are provided and are also available for purchase in hard copy through Inteliprint (www.inteliprint.com.au/estore) approximate cost $380.00 Students must provide enclosed shoes and appropriate attire to work in the animal industry.

Campuses: Kingscliff Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Electronic course notes and ancillary reference materials are provided and are also available for purchase in hard copy through Inteliprint (www.inteliprint.com.au/estore) approximate cost $380.00 - Covered in shoes for practical training.

Campuses: Kurri Kurri Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Course notes and ancillary reference materials are provided and are also available for purchase in hard copy through Inteliprint (www.inteliprint.com.au/estore) cost $380

Campuses: OTEN (Open Training Education Network).

For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-informationPlease ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

Campuses: Scone Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Course notes and ancillary reference materials are provided and are also available for purchase in hard copy through Inteliprint (www.inteliprint.com.au/estore) cost $380

Campuses: Taree Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Electronic course notes and ancillary reference materials are provided and are also available for purchase in hard copy through Inteliprint (www.inteliprint.com.au/estore) approximate cost $380.00

Campuses: Wauchope Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Electronic course notes and ancillary reference materials are provided and are also available for purchase in hard copy through Inteliprint (www.inteliprint.com.au/estore) approximate cost $380.00 - Covered in shoes for practical training.

Campuses: Wollongbar Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Electronic course notes and ancillary reference materials are provided and are also available for purchase in hard copy through Inteliprint (www.inteliprint.com.au/estore) approximate cost $380.00 - Covered in shoes for practical training.

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