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Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

National ID: ACM40418 | State ID: BED9

Are you passionate about the care of pets and want to build a career working day to day with a range of animals and creatures great and small? This course will give you the job ready skills to become a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse or Animal Welfare Worker.

Playing an essential role in animal health care, a Veterinary Nurse dedicates their daily work to maintaining and monitoring the welfare and wellbeing of sick animals. Be guided by from our expert team of lecturers who are professionals in the field as you learn how to assist Veterinarians with surgery procedures on animals both pre and post-operation.

Develop clinical skills in administering anaesthesia and medication, radiology (x-ray), dental procedures, nutrition and applying bandages to wounds. Build knowledge of how to nurse animals back to health and providing advice and support to animal caregivers, as well as daily tasks such as keeping equipment clean and sterilised.

Vet nurses are in high demand and you can work in a range of diverse settings such as at a veterinary clinic, animal hospital, specialist clinic, in wildlife rescue or at a zoo.

Gain these skills:

  • work effectively in a veterinary practice
  • provide care to a wide variety of animals
  • assist with surgery preparation and procedures
  • perform pathology and imaging procedures
  • provide post-surgery care and advice
  • workplace safety and health

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Veterinary Nurse, Animal carer

Course overview

Central Regional TAFE logoView this course on Central Regional TAFE's website

  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Geraldton 12 months Yes Academic achievement and work history
South Metropolitan TAFE logoView this course on South Metropolitan TAFE's website


Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Bentley Two semesters Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Page last updated November 10, 2023