Entry Exam

Students that wish to embark on their veterinary nursing journey need to sit an entry exam prior to commencing their studies. Students that are wanting to study The Advanced Certificate In Veterinary Nursing must sit this exam before acceptance into this course. This course is of high demand and now we will only accept students that pass the entry exam. Once you have completed the exam, you are to email admin@tisovn.com


Students must pass this exam before they can start the vet nursing course. 

To sit the exam is free. Students will need to allocate 3 hours to sit the exam as the exam itself is timed. Students will need internet access to research answers. All 60 questions are multiple choice.


The categories are:
* Anatomy and Physiology
* Hospital Procedures
* Medical Calculations
* Medical Terminology
* Pharmacology
* Surgical Nursing
* Dentistry
* Laboratory
* Nursing
* Radiology
* Anaesthesiology

Once TISOVN receive your enrolment form you will then be emailed access to the entry exam within 24 hours.

Want to have a practice? There is a practice exam available for all students located on the enrolment page.

Course Description
Have you always wanted to work in the veterinary and animal care industry? Turn your passion into a profession with the Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Nursing. The CPN01 Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Nursing will let you develop your skills and knowledge and turn you into a fully qualified exceptional Veterinary Nurse.





















Course Details
Course Number            CPN01
Qualification Name      Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Nursing
Course Duration           24 months/25 hours per week or longer
Delivery Method          Online

Start Date                      Anytime 
Recognition                  Internationally Recognised and Accredited. 
Grading                         Student placement, manual, assessments, exams.

Fee                                $4999 - pay in Instalments minimum $10 per week

RSPCA Staff                  $2499 - Pay in Instalments minimum $10 per week - please enrol through the RSPCA portal HERE 

Concession                   Yes - Please Email For Information

Entry Requirements     18 yrs or older with access to a computer 

Pre-Requisites               The Veterinary Nursing Pathway Certificate

                                       OR minimum 2 years employment in a veterinary clinic 

                                       OR if you are transferring over from another veterinary nursing education provider depending                                             on which units have been completed. 

Study Timetable           By Request 

This course is structured so that students can complete within 24 months although there is no time limit on this course.


Job Prospects

Veterinary Nurse

Work Placement
This course contains 480 hours of work placement

The workplace will need to provide veterinary services to animals such as veterinary clinics, veterinary hospitals as well as mobile vets.

Your work placement can be completed anywhere in the world, and you will be responsible for the costs of any travel, accommodation, insurance or any other requirements related to your work placement.


Units of Study

Unit 1 -      Communication

Unit 2 -      Managing Work Schedules and Routine

Unit 3 -      Teamwork

Unit 4 -      Workplace Meetings

Unit 5 -      Workplace Documentation

Unit 6 -      Giving Information and Advice

Unit 7 -      Workplace Health and Safety

Unit 8 -      Workplace Hazards and Risks

Unit 9 -      Infection Control and Biosecurity

Unit 10 -    Zoonosis

Unit 11 -    Drugs and Medications

Unit 12 -    Ordering Stock and Stocktakes

Unit 13 -    Reception Duties

Unit 14 -    Emergencies

Unit 15 -    Vaccinations and Diseases

Unit 16 -    Parasites

Unit 17 -    Nutrition

Unit 18 -    Diet

Unit 19 -    Anatomy

Unit 20 -    Physiology

Unit 21 -    Pathology

Unit 22 -    The Veterinary Ward

Unit 23 -    Clinical Examinations

Unit 24 -    Nutritional Support

Unit 25 -    Dressings and Bandages

Unit 26 -    Theatre Practice

Unit 27 -    Preparing The Patient For Surgery

Unit 28 -    Assisting During Surgery

Unit 29 -    Instruments

Unit 30 -    Dentistry

Unit 31 -    Anaesthesia

Unit 32 -    Monitoring Anaesthesia

Unit 33 -    Anaesthetic Machine and Systems

Unit 34 -    Radiology

Unit 35 -    Fluid Therapy

Unit 36 -    Student Manual Submission



Students  can pay for the course in full or by weekly instalments using Pay Advantage. Students will need to complete the enrolment form for the process to begin. Students will then be sms/emailed the necessary steps to complete the instalments/full transaction. 

Below is a currency converter. All courses are in Australian Dollars

Any questions email admin@tisovn.com