Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

 
Qualification:
Certificate IV   NRT
Course no:
ACM40412-01V02
National code:
ACM40412
Start date:
Mon 19 Feb 2018
Thu 22 Feb 2018
 –   Ultimo
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  • Veterinary Nursing course details

    Course description and aims

    This qualification is for people wanting to work with animals within a veterinary clinic or those already employed in the care of animals as a
    veterinary nurse.

    The qualification helps you develop the skills needed to perform veterinary nursing duties in a variety of workplace situations under minimal supervision. Duties include patient admission and discharge, office procedures, radiography, pathology, surgery, dental procedures, nursing animals and providing animal care advice to the public.

    It is essential that whilst undertaking this course you have access to a veterinary workplace through either paid employment or significant periods of work experience. This will allow you to practise what you have learnt and increase your experience working with others in this field.

    By completing this qualification you will be able to work in a team environment with veterinarians and other veterinary nurses to supply quality care to a range of sick and injured animals. You will be able to work safely in a variety of locations including examination rooms, surgical theatres, offices and outdoor animal facilities.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Veterinary nurse.

    Articulation

    After achieving this qualification you may be eligible to do:
    - ACM50212 Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Surgical)
    - ACM50312 Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Dental
    - ACM50412 Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care)
    - ACM50512 Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General Practice)
    - qualifications relating to captive animals, companion animal services or
    animal technology.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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    Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
    - direct entry
    - after achieving ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies
    - vocational training and/or work experience related to veterinary nursing

    Enrol at any location

    Ultimo
    Full Time
    Part Time Day
    Course start:
    Thu 22 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    1 Year
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    Attendance:
    16 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
    $10840
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    $2770
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    $3240
    Code:
    ACM40412-01V02-18ULT-007
    View details
    About offering:

    INFORMATION SESSION

    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 6th December 2017 or Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 11:00am or 5:00pm at Ultimo College, Main Campus, 651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo, Building D, Level 7, Room D7.49.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class over 2 days per week. Your weekly timetable may be: Thursday and Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm plus online work and two days per week of work placement.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled

    GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:

    SMART AND SKILLED FEES

    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    Purchase of Victoria Aspinal - The Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing, Butterworth-Heinmann Ltd is highly recommended, available at Fishpond.com or Booktopia.com

    RECOGNITION

    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Other Information:

    You will be required to have completed ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies prior to enrolling in this course. You will also be required to arrange at least two days per week work placement consisting of nursing duties, either paid or voluntary, in a veterinary clinic before undertaking this course. You will be asked to provide proof of your work placement before your first class. This proof will be in the form of a letter from your clinic using clinic letterhead confirming the days and types of duties you will be undertaking during your study. If volunteering you will be covered by TAFE insurance while enrolled. Purchase of Victoria Aspinal - The Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing, Butterworth-Heinmann Ltd is highly recommended, available at Fishpond.com or Booktopia.com

    Subjects

    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    ACMVET402AApply imaging routines60
    ACMGAS205AAssist in health care of animals20
    ACMVET203AAssist with surgery preparation30
    ACMVET202ACarry out daily clinic routines30
    ACMVET407ACarry out medical nursing routines60
    ACMVET405ACarry out surgical nursing routines60
    ACMVET410ACarry out veterinary dental nursing procedures60
    ACMVET201ACarry out veterinary nursing reception duties30
    ACMINF301AComply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work30
    ACMWHS301AContribute to workplace health and safety processes30
    ACMVET408ACoordinate and perform theatre routines60
    ACMVET401ACoordinate patient admission and discharge60
    ACMGAS204AFeed and water animals20
    ACMGAS301AMaintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing30
    ACMVET406ANurse animals60
    ACMGAS202AParticipate in workplace communications20
    ACMVET404APerform clinic office procedures60
    ACMVET403APerform clinic pathology procedures60
    ACMSPE305AProvide basic care of domestic cats20
    ACMSPE311AProvide basic care of non-venomous reptiles20
    ACMGAS302AProvide enrichment for animals30
    ACMVET409AProvide specific animal care advice60
    ACMGAS208ASource information for animal care needs20
    Course start:
    Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    2 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    Attendance:
    6 Hours per week
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    $2770
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    $3240
    Course Fee:
    $10840
    Code:
    ACM40412-01V02-18ULT-010
    View details
    About offering:

    INFORMATION SESSION

    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 6th December 2017 or Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 11:00am or 5:00pm at Ultimo College, Main Campus, 651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo, Building D, Level 7, Room D7.49.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class per week for two years. Your weekly timetable may look : Monday or Thursday, 9:00am to 4:30pm and one day per week of work placement.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled

    GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:

    SMART AND SKILLED FEES

    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    Purchase of Victoria Aspinal - The Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing, Butterworth-Heinmann Ltd is highly recommended, available at Fishpond.com or Booktopia.com

    RECOGNITION

    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Other Information:

    You will be required to have completed ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies prior to enrolling in this course. You will also be required to arrange at least one day per week work placement consisting of nursing duties, either paid or voluntary, in a veterinary clinic before undertaking this course. You will be asked to provide proof of your work placement before your first class. This proof will be in the form of a letter from your clinic using clinic letterhead confirming the days and types of duties you will be undertaking during your study. If volunteering you will be covered by TAFE insurance while enrolled. Purchase of Victoria Aspinal - The Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing, Butterworth-Heinmann Ltd is highly recommended, available at Fishpond.com or Booktopia.com

    Subjects

    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    ACMVET402AApply imaging routines60
    ACMGAS205AAssist in health care of animals20
    ACMVET203AAssist with surgery preparation30
    ACMVET202ACarry out daily clinic routines30
    ACMVET407ACarry out medical nursing routines60
    ACMVET405ACarry out surgical nursing routines60
    ACMVET410ACarry out veterinary dental nursing procedures60
    ACMVET201ACarry out veterinary nursing reception duties30
    ACMINF301AComply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work30
    ACMWHS301AContribute to workplace health and safety processes30
    ACMVET408ACoordinate and perform theatre routines60
    ACMVET401ACoordinate patient admission and discharge60
    ACMGAS204AFeed and water animals20
    ACMGAS301AMaintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing30
    ACMVET406ANurse animals60
    ACMGAS202AParticipate in workplace communications20
    ACMVET404APerform clinic office procedures60
    ACMVET403APerform clinic pathology procedures60
    ACMSPE305AProvide basic care of domestic cats20
    ACMSPE311AProvide basic care of non-venomous reptiles20
    ACMGAS302AProvide enrichment for animals30
    ACMVET409AProvide specific animal care advice60
    ACMGAS208ASource information for animal care needs20

     

     

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