Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General Practice)

Duration Up to 24 months Part Time
National CodeACM50512
TAFE SA CodeTP00545
Example Career ProfileVeterinary NurseVeterinary Nurse
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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.
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    How to Apply

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    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. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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


     Fee Range (approx)
    Total course cost$5,719

    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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