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Veterinary Nursing - Certificate IV (ACM40412-01V02)
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Career area: Primary Industry 
Study area: Veterinary Studies 
National code: ACM40412  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Goulburn  Flexible  36 Weeks 15-Feb-2018  Thu 
Yallah  Flexible  18 Months 31-Jan-2018   
Yallah  Part Time Day  18 Months 31-Jan-2018  Tue, Wed 
Features: Traineeships 
Description: 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. 
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 
Learning pathways: 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. 
Career opportunities: Veterinary nurse. 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Goulburn
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Goulburn Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing FLEXIBLE DELIVERY 
Offering code: 18GLB-016 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Day Thursday Block C Floor 1 Room 11 
Hours per week: 7.5 
Starting from: 15 February 2018 
Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm
About: This is an industry qualification for people employed within veterinary clinics. To complete this course you are required to be employed or volunteering within a veterinary clinic for at least 16 hours per week or in suitable blocks; internet access for research and for use of Moodle; and the BSAVA textbook of Veterinary Nursing 5th edition (cost approx $140.00 or borrowed frm TAFE library).

A Compulsory Orientation day will be held on Wednesday 14 February 2018 from 9am-4pm in room C.1.11. Student workshop days will be Thursday 9am-4pm fortnightl Thank you for your payment and thank you.

Please bring writing materials and wear appropriate clothing, including enclosed shoes, covered shoulders and long pants. If you can not attend this meeting it is essential to please contact Goulburn Customer Service on 02 4823 1800.

Your learning commitment for this qualification is a minimum of 950 volume of learning hours with approximately 270 of face to face training.
There is an expectation that you will engage in a range of activities to support your supervised learning which may include:
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills: This is a Certificate IV level course. Skills to study effectively include research and interpretation of information, referencing, time management and ability to work on projects and or in a team.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling



Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $2,770
Second qualification $3,240
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $10,840
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: A compulsory orientation day will be held on Wednesday 14 February 2018 from 9am-4pm in room C.1.11. Student workshop days will be Thursday 9am-4pm fortnightl Thank you for your payment and thank you.

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete partial or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.
There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.
You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123
Location: Yallah
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Yallah Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing FLEXIBLE DELIVERY 
Offering code: 18YLH-014 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 18 Months
Hours per week:
Starting from: 31 January 2018 
About: This is a Flexible Delivery or Distance Education course. It consists of weekly one hour interactive online classes, access to an online learning platform (Moodle) and via email and social media. There will also be mandatory practical workshop days at Yallah Campus (just south of Wollongong) the last Wednesday of each term for the duration of the course. Extra practical workshops will be organised as required. Your teacher will provide you with a timetable with the workshop dates at the beginning of your course. There will be an orientation day at Yallah Campus in room AF11 on Wednesday 31st January 2018 from 9-12pm. Please ensure that you have made a payment f

Students must have a minimum of 16 hours (two days) work (paid or voluntary) in a veterinary clinic throughout the course. On discussion with your class teacher this work may be able to be completed in blocks.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 950 hours. This includes approximately 432 hours of face to face training. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills:
This is a Certificate IV level course. Skills to study effectively include research and interpretation of information, referencing, time management and ability to work on projects and or in a team.

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE NSW Illawarra RTO’s https://www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/support-for-students website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

The Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing is a comprehensive course which will help you develop the skills needed to perform veterinary nursing duties in a variety of workplace situations under minimal supervision. Come and study with us in our state of the art teaching facility at TAFE NSW Yallah Campus (just down the road from Wollongong). You will be trained by our skilled and qualified teachers that all share your passion for the veterinary profession. Duties include patient admission and discharge, office procedures, radiography, pathology, surgery, dental procedures, nursing animals and providing animal care advice to the public. You will learn the basic foundations and content to develop the skills and knowledge used in the Veterinary industry to efficiently produce quality work. You will also learn about safe work practices and about the context of the Veterinary industry. This qualification consists of 19 of core units and 4 of electives.

Students applying for this course require paid or unpaid work in a Veterinary Hospital for the equivalent of a minimum of 2 days per week to ensure adequate completion of the skills components. This work placement may be completed on a weekly basis or in a block fashion that is suitable to the student or workplace. The pathway into this course is after completion of the Certificate II or Certificate III in Animal Studies where you will complete units that are required in the Veterinary Nursing course.

Online learning gives you the flexibility to study when and where you like. While you won’t be going to a campus every day, you’ll be able to connect with your teacher and other students in a virtual classroom. TAFE NSW Online courses are:
• Easy to use
• Designed to help you learn new skills
• Structured around real, work-based practices to help you get work ready and get a better job
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling



Application next steps: Thank you for your application.

As entry into this course requires a work placement, your application will not be considered until you provide us with details of an appropriate animal care workplace for your course. As soon as possible please email the following details to AnScAgYallahNowra@tafensw.edu.au:

• your name and the course you have applied for
• the name of your work placement, their phone number and email address and a contact person’s name
• include details of the agreed days for your attendance at the workplace.

Your workplace will be contacted for confirmation prior to your course application being deemed successful.

A TAFE NSW Illawarra RTO staff member will then be in contact with you to guide you through the next steps. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $2,770
Second qualification $3,240
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $10,840
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: Thank you for your payment and welcome. If you require any further information please contact Customer Service on 131 601.

Your teacher will contact you during the week commencing Monday 5 February 2018 to discuss your individual timetable, based on your previous studies and experience, and provide you with information to get started, including access to your online resources.

There will be an orientation day at Yallah Campus in Block A Room AF11 on Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 9:00am to 12noon. Please ensure that you have made a payment for your course before attending so your enrolment can be finalised.

To complete this course students will need reliable access to the internet and a computer. You will also need access to the BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing 5th Edition which can be purchased for approximately $140.00 or borrowed from a TAFE NSW library.

Recognition:
Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123
Location: Yallah
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Yallah Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing Part Time Day 
Offering code: 18YLH-004 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 18 Months
Scheduled attendance: Days: Tuesday 8:30am to 12noon and Wednesday 8:30am to 5:00pm 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 31 January 2018 
About: Whilst your individual timetable will vary depending on your previous studies and experience (for example, some students may enter directly into Stage 2), the standard attendance requirements at TAFE NSW Yallah Campus are:

Stage 1 (1 semester): Tuesdays 8.30-15.00 Stage 2 (1 semester): Wednesday 8.30-17.00 Stage 3 (1 semester): Tuesday 8.30-15.00 and Wednesday 8.30-17.00

The first class for Stage 1 students will be Tuesday 6 February 2018 at 8.30am at Yallah Campus, Block A Room AF11. Please bring writing materials and wear appropriate clothing, including enclosed shoes, covered shoulders and long pants. To undertake this course students will need internet access for research and for use of Moodle; and the BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing 5th Edition (approximate cost $140.00 or borrow from a TAFE NSW Library).

Students must have a minimum of eight hours work (paid or voluntary) in a veterinary clinic throughout the course. On discussion with your class teacher this work may be able to be completed in blocks.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 950 hours. This includes approximately 432 supervised hours. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills:
This is a Certificate IV level course. Skills to study effectively include research and interpretation of information, referencing, time management and ability to work on projects and or in a team.

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE NSW Illawarra RTO’s https://www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/support-for-students website.

Have you always dreamed of a career in Veterinary Nursing? Do you want to be the best Veterinary Nurse that you can be?
Then come and study with us in our state of the art teaching facility at TAFE NSW Yallah Campus (just down the road from Wollongong). You will be trained by our skilled and qualified teachers who all share your passion for the veterinary profession.

This course will help you to develop your skills to allow you to perform a variety of workplace roles including nursing animals, surgery, pathology, dental procedures, admission and discharge of your patients and imaging. You will learn the basic foundations and content to develop the skills and knowledge used in the Veterinary industry to efficiently produce quality work. You will also learn about safe work practices and about the context of the Veterinary industry.This qualification consists of 19 of core units and 4 of electives.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling



Application next steps: Thank you for your application.

As entry into this course requires a work placement, your application will not be considered until you provide us with details of an appropriate animal care workplace for your course. As soon as possible please email the following details to AnScAgYallahNowra@tafensw.edu.au:

• your name and the course you have applied for
• the name of your work placement, their phone number and email address and a contact person’s name
• include details of the agreed days for your attendance at the workplace.

Your workplace will be contacted for confirmation prior to your course application being deemed successful.

A TAFE NSW Illawarra RTO staff member will then be in contact with you to guide you through the next steps. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $2,770
Second qualification $3,240
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $10,840
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: Thank you for your payment and welcome. If you require any further information contact Customer Service on 131 601.

You will have an orientation day at Yallah Campus in Block A Room AF11 on Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 9:00 am to 12noon. Please ensure you have made a payment for your course before attending so your enrolment can be finalised. Your individual timetable, based on your previous studies and experience, will be discussed with you during the application process and at your orientation. Your course requires a combination of attendance on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Yallah campus.

Please ensure you bring writing materials and a USB stick with you and wear appropriate clothing including enclosed shoes, covered shoulders and long pants

Recognition:
Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123