If you’d like to play an important role in animal health care, you can get started with our animal studies course specialising in veterinary nurse skills.  

During this course, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to pathway to a career as veterinary nurse in the animal care industry. You will learn through a combination of classroom learning, practical classes and excursions to Myuna Farm and the RSPCA Discovery Day. Your areas of study will include:  

  • animal handling
  • nutrition
  • infection control
  • veterinary reception duties
  • hydro bathing or animal enrichment
  • safely and sustainability at work



National Code ACM30117
Study Areas Veterinary Nursing
Study Level Certificate III
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 6-12 months (2 days per week for 6 months or 1 day a week for 12 months)

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill, Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $1,848.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $370.00
Full Fee $6,648.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $600.00
Retain Course Items*** $90.00


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February 2019 at both Elgar and Lilydale campuses

Full time (for February intake): 6-12 months (you will have the option of one day per week for 12 months or 2 days per week for 6 months)

Box Hill, Lilydale

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. 

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

You may wish to use your course qualification to apply for placement as a veterinary nurse and enrol into the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. You will be credited with up to 5 units in the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Your other study options include the Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services, Diploma of Animal Technology or a university degree.

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities in the animal care industry including:

  • veterinary nurse (in training)
  • animal shelter or welfare attendant
  • pet shop retail attendant
  • boarding kennel and cattery attendant
  • pet groomer

Completion of 12 units (including 7 core and 5 electives).

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ACMCAS307 PROVIDE COMPANION ANIMAL HYDRO-BATHING SERVICES 40.0

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ACMSPE311 PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF NON-VENOMOUS REPTILES 40.0

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ACMGAS203 COMPLETE ANIMAL CARE HYGIENE ROUTINES 30.0

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ACMINF301 COMPLY WITH INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN ANIMAL CARE WORK 60.0

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ACMWHS301 CONTRIBUTE TO WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES 50.0

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ACMGAS301 MAINTAIN AND MONITOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING 50.0

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ACMSUS201 PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 20.0

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ACMGAS202 PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS 20.0

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ACMGAS303 PLAN FOR AND PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ANIMALS 60.0

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ACMCAS307 PROVIDE COMPANION ANIMAL HYDRO-BATHING SERVICES 40.0

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ACMSPE304 PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF DOMESTIC DOGS 40.0

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ACMGAS302 PROVIDE ENRICHMENT FOR ANIMALS 40.0

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ACMSPE312 PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF RODENTS AND RABBITS 40.0

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ACMVET201 ASSIST WITH VETERINARY NURSING RECEPTION DUTIES 30.0

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ACMVET202 CARRY OUT DAILY CLINIC ROUTINES 40.0

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Last updated: December 13, 2018 09:00am