Agriculture & Science

Animal Care & Veterinary Nursing

Study Areas
Course Types

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Duration Up to 12 months Full Time
National CodeACM40412
TAFE SA CodeTP00542
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileVeterinary NurseVeterinary Nurse
FacultiesPrimary Industries and Science,  Veterinary and Applied Science Centre
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Gilles Plains740312Apply Now On CampusFTDay & Evening

Course Admission Requirements (for Competitive Applications)

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Selection criteria is only used when there are more applicants for the course than places available. Applicants will be ranked in the following order:

  1. CSPA score

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awGilles Plains740300Apply Now Workplace PT 
wx TAFE SA can recognise the skills (RPL) you already have. If you are working in the industry and have skills that can be recognised, TAFE SA will provide any additional training needed to gain a qualification.
ax Students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to undertake a reading, writing and numeracy assessment before enrolling.
The duration of a workplace course is determined by the study plan.
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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working in a related industry and provide evidence of this when you enrol.

How to Apply

Award Courses

Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

Employment Outcomes

Job titles include Veterinary Nurse.

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (ACM40412)
This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to work effectively across all aspects of general veterinary practice. 19 core units plus 4 electives.

Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

Credit Transfer

Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.

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Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

UniversityUniversity CourseTotal Units in Uni CourseCredits GrantedGuaranteed AdmissionDetails
University of AdelaideBachelor of Science (Animal Science)726Details


This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.