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 Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Nursing is the equivalent to the Certificate IV in that it covers the same topics however the units in the Advanced Certificate In Veterinary Nursing are more advanced than those in the Certificate IV.





















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Course Completion


* Students that are completing this course and attend any TISOVN workshops, webinars, retreats or seminars will have the hours of attendance deducted from their student placement hours.


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 Receive

Once course is complete and fees are paid in full

35 x Statement Of Attainment Certificates 

1   x Certificate In Advanced Veterinary Nursing

1   x Course Transcript 



Advanced Certificate In Veterinary Nursing

24 Months



Internationally Recognised and Accredited

Placement (480) Manual (1)

Assessments (85) Exams (65)


$600 deposit followed by $10 p/w

$3500 - With concession card supplied

16yrs or older with access to a computer

The Veterinary Nursing Pathway Certificate

Entry Exam

Available with mentoring only

24 Months