Formalise your Veterinary Nursing qualifications with our Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. This course provides you with the industry qualification you need for your veterinary nursing career, helping you develop your skills in a range of animal care and surgical routines.
Secure your future in animal health
Formalise your Veterinary Nursing qualifications with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and receive a highly regarded industry qualification for your veterinary nursing career, as you develop skills in a range of animal care and surgical routines. We provide quality training in areas such as reception duties, clinical pathology, radiology, theatre routines, dental nursing and general animal care.
Industry connections and resources
Our fully qualified staff of animal care experts have many years experience in the industry and will support throughout this course.
Benefit from joining this course as a part-time student while You're working in a veterinary clinic off campus and attending relevant workshops throughout the year. Streamline your learning by taking elective subjects that develop your specific work skills.
The full-time student option requires you to be available to attend on-campus two days per week at Fairfield campus and Epping campus. Additionally, you will be required to participate in work placement to further your practical skills.
We will also hold intensive practical workshops at Melbourne Polytechnic's Fairfield campus and at our brand new Veterinary Nursing Learning Centre, at the Epping campus.
This is a nationally recognised industry based qualification.
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing opens doors to further career options, such as working for pet food companies, in animal pharmaceuticals or specialist clinics.
You will be assessed through a range of methods, including workshop attendance, written activities, assignments and satisfactory completion of practical skills in the workplace.
This course is taught primarily at our Fairfield campus but will include teaching elements in your workplace/industry and from time-to-time attending classes at Epping campus (as required).
For additional information regarding the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.
CampusesEPPING, WORKPLACE & INDUSTRY, FAIRFIELD
DepartmentAgriculture and Animal Studies 03 9269 8400
Full-time course is offered as a July intake (please read course information)
- (for those with a minimum of 15 hours paid employment in a veterinary clinic)
- Part-time, work-based over 3 years (minimum 2 years) starting in February, April, July, October
- Please contact us after this time if you do gain employment later in the year
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryWorkplace, Classroom
FeesEligible:$4350 Ineligible:$11850 Concession:$870 Materials:$75
The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
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Assessment MethodsAssessment methods for this course includes workshop attendance, written activities, assignments and satisfactory completion of practical skills in the workplace
MaterialsWe will supply a list of materials including texts and stationery items that you will need to purchase.
- apply through VTAC for our full-time on-campus course
- you are required to have obtained a minimum 200 hours placement for each year (equivalent to 1 day per week for 25 weeks) and enrolled students will be covered by placement agreements with organised workplaces
- completion of ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies is preferred
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of this course will enable you to go on to the elective areas of our HEPIADVN Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing
Career PathwaysAs a graduate you may find work in private veterinary clinics, offering a diverse range of services and undertaking a various tasks and duties. The course also opens doors to working for pet food companies, in animal pharmaceuticals or specialist clinics