Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Open Colleges

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Certificate IV
2.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

The ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing will let you develop your passion and expertise and turn you into a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse.

A thorough education in all the areas of vet nursing, the course will teach you:
Animal anatomy, biology and body systems
How to provide specific animal care, treatment and advice
Surgery practice and procedures
How to carry out vet nursing, imaging, surgical and dental routines
In-depth knowledge of animal nutrition
How to perform clinic pathology procedures
The art of communicating with veterinarians, colleagues and pet owners
Workplace health and safety practices
Clinical office procedures and reception duties.

By studying Open Colleges’ Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing you get the best of both worlds: the flexibility of online study and the practical hands-on experience of a work placement. You will need to have your placement locked in by Module 3.

Animal Hospital Assistant
Veterinary Nurse
Wildlife Hospital Nurse

Additional Information

The course contains a minimum of 480 hours of work placement
The workplace will need to provide veterinary services to animals. Examples of approp...

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