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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)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Yallah  Part Time Day  18 Months 24-Jul-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.


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: Yallah
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Offering name: Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing Part Time Day 
Offering code: 18YLH-206 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 18 Months
Scheduled attendance: Days: Tuesday 8:30am to 3pm and Wednesday 8:30am to 5:00pm 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 24 July 2018 
About: An information session is being held on Tuesday 26 June from 11.30am in room AF11. Please wear covered shoes.

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 8.30am-3pm Stage 2 (1 semester): Wednesday 8.30am-5pm Stage 3 (1 semester): Tuesday 8.30-12.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am-5pm 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 do not 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
Course Fee $10,840
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Full Fee $10,840
Comments: An information session is being held on Tuesday 26 June from 11.30am in room AF11. Please wear covered shoes.

For stage 1 students, your first class will be at Yallah Campus in Block A Room AF11 on Tuesday 24 July 2018 from 8.30am to 3pm. For stage 2 students (those who have competed Certificate III in Animal Studies) your first class will be at Yallah campus Block A room AF11 on Wednesday 25 July 2018. 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 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