Agriculture & Science

Animal Care & Veterinary Nursing

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Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General Practice)

Duration Up to 24 months Part Time
National CodeACM50512
TAFE SA CodeTP00545
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileVeterinary NurseVeterinary Nurse
FacultiesPrimary Industries and Science
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Gilles Plains840320Apply Now Workplace PT 
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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working as a senior veterinary nurse AND hold a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. You must provide evidence of this when you enrol.

    Course Notes & Special Requirements

    • 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.
    • Students wishing to access VET Fee Help will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills or provide evidence of Year 12 completion as part of course counselling before enrolling.

    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 role titles may include: Veterinary Nurse Manager or Head 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

    Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General Practice) (ACM50512)
    This course is the industry standard for experienced veterinary nurses who provide a leadership role and apply advanced skills and knowledge in patient assessment, care and management within a veterinary workplace. Undertaking study for this qualification requires regular exposure and access to patients, clients, consults, medical and surgical cases, reception and administrative duties, practice policies, procedures, retail and customer service experiences. 8 core units.

    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.

    Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General Practice)

    UniversityUniversity CourseTotal Units in Uni CourseCredits GrantedGuaranteed AdmissionDetails
    University of AdelaideBachelor of Science (Animal Science)7212Details

    Fees

     Fee Range (approx)
    Total course cost$5,453
    Help with Fees

    Fees vary depending on the subjects you enrol into and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

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