As a qualified, experienced veterinary nurse with our Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General Practice) you’ll gain the knowledge and leadership skills to become a senior veterinary nurse or nursing manager in general practice.

In this course, you’ll learn how to effectively manage a leadership role in a veterinary practice. You’ll gain the necessary skills to:

  • ensure quality customer service and patient care
  • manage team performance
  • apply current animal behaviour therapies
  • supporting veterinary diagnosis
  • manage workplace safety and health

Course will be replaced

Please note: This training package will change in the near future and minor alterations to the course will occur.




National Code ACM50512
Study Areas Veterinary Nursing
Study Level Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 18 months 

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Workplace, Box Hill

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $1,943.00
Full Fee $3,786.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $399.00
Retain Course Items*** $110.00


* 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

You can enrol throughout the year

Full time: 18 months (blended delivery)

Workplace, Box Hill

You must:

  • be an experienced veterinary nurse currently employed in general veterinary practice
  • have successfully completed the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with 19 core units from ACM40412
  • have a qualified workplace supervisor
  • submit a current resume
  • complete an application form
  • participate in a selection interview

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.

After successful completion of the Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General Practice), you can apply for further study in practice management or animal science/bioscience.

 

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 5

Employment prospects for senior veterinary nurses are diverse. The Diploma of Veterinary Nursing allows you to work throughout Australia and overseas as a senior veterinary nurse, veterinary nursing manager or veterinary pharmaceutical industry representative.

Academic Associate Program
Academic Associates are employers who work with Box Hill Institute to provide our students with opportunities for practical work placement in the industry.

The Academic Associate Program also provides employers and students with discounts on course material fees and opportunities to participate in assessment validation, industry reference groups and continuous improvement of our training programs.

This course requires completion of 8 core units. 

Code

Title

Hours

BSBWOR502B ENSURE TEAM EFFECTIVENESS 60.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to facilitate all aspects of teamwork within the organisation. It involves taking a leadership role in the development of team plans, leading and facilitating teamwork and actively engaging with the management of the organisation.

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BSBCUS501C MANAGE QUALITY CUSTOMERS SERVICE 40.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop strategies to manage organisational systems that ensure products and services are delivered and maintained to standards agreed by the organisation.

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ACMSUS301A IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 40.0

There is currently no description entered for this unit.
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ACMVET511A APPLY PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR 90.0

This Unit of Competency describes the skills and knowledge necessary to assess and respond to animal behaviour in general veterinary practice. The Unit covers the fundamentals of behavioural medicine, which includes the promotion of behavioural health and appropriate intervention strategies for behaviour problems. It requires a holistic application of veterinary nursing, distinguishing normal and abnormal behaviours, acceptable and unacceptable behaviours, current behavioural therapies, animal legislation and effective client communication.

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ACMWHS501A MANAGE WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES 80.0

This Unit of Competency describes the skills and knowledge necessary to assess and respond to animal behaviour in general veterinary practice. The Unit covers the fundamentals of behavioural medicine, which includes the promotion of behavioural health and appropriate intervention strategies for behaviour problems. It requires a holistic application of veterinary nursing, distinguishing normal and abnormal behaviours, acceptable and unacceptable behaviours, current behavioural therapies, animal legislation and effective client communication.

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ACMVET509A MANAGE VETERINARY NURSING PROCEDURES 150.0

This Unit of Competency describes the skills and knowledge necessary to manage nursing procedures in general veterinary practice. Effective management requires veterinary nurses to perform and co-ordinate nursing procedures in order to support veterinarians and achieve the best possible patient outcomes. Nursing procedures range from veterinary support in consults and surgery to the daily care of hospitalised patients. Nursing support includes the preparation of equipment, materials, medications and the patient; monitoring anaesthesia, providing assistance in theatre, administering drugs, providing wound care, drain maintenance, critical care and infection control.

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ACMVET510A APPLY VETERINARY PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 180.0

This Unit of Competency describes the skills and knowledge necessary to apply veterinary pathophysiology in general veterinary practice. Pathophysiology involves the recognition of abnormal function caused by disease. Application of this knowledge supports veterinary diagnosis and treatment. This Unit covers the fundamentals of disease and common disease processes. It includes diagnostic tests, treatment options and nursing care. A practical understanding of veterinary pathophysiology enables nurses to better support veterinary recommendations, encourage owner compliance, and improve patient outcomes.

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Last updated: December 18, 2018 10:14am