If you have a passion to nurse sick pets back to health, our veterinary nursing course provides you with comprehensive training in all aspects of the profession.
You can study either as an Off Campus, on-campus student or as a trainee from within a veterinary clinic. As an on-campus student, our veterinary nursing course includes a combination of online classes, practical classes on campus and practical rotations through the Pets on Elgar Veterinary Clinic. If you are in paid employment you can complete our course as an off campus student, with some practical workshops each term on campus, with support from our teachers.
During our veterinary nursing course you’ll learn how to:
You will also gain skills in:
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Flexible delivery (off campus): rolling enrolment throughout the year, however conditions apply.
On campus: full time 2 years
Off campus: typically 3 years (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input). You will be required to attend a minimum of practical workshops on campus throughout the year.
Traineeships are also available
This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
This qualification reflects the role of a veterinary nurse who works under the supervision of a registered veterinarian to provide nursing care to animals, to support veterinarians to carry out medical and surgical procedures, and to support clients to maintain health of animals.
To enrol in this course you must
You must also have a minimum of 15 hours per week of voluntary or paid employment as a Veterinary Nurse, in a veterinary clinic. Only those with paid employment are eligible for enrolment to the off campus delivery course.
You will require access to a computer with WIFI capabilities, a microphone and camera to attend remote classes.
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute 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.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
After successful completion of this certificate, you can apply for entry into the Diploma of Veterinary Nursing or Diploma of Animal Technology.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4
This training is provided with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.
|Free-TAFE or Job Trainer||Government Subsidised Concession||Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Retain Course Items||$60||$60||$60||$60|
|Total Course Estimate||$1,421||$2,475||$6,693||$18,975|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$768||$1,331||$3,584||$10,144|
Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2023 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
You will complete 17 core and 4 elective units.
Equine electives are only available to nurses with relevant employment in an equine practice. Please contact us if you would like more information about this before applying.
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