Is TISOVN an RTO?
No; the title of veterinary nurse is not a protected title in Australia (and other countries) and there is no legislation or act for veterinary nursing, therefore an RTO is not required for veterinary nursing. It is common for veterinary practices to hire nurses without any qualifications in Australia. In Western Australia, it is a requirement that all practising veterinary nurses must be registered with the Veterinary Surgeon's Board of Western Australia. Students residing outside Australia are recommended to contact their Federal Register For Legislation to learn of the rules your country has.
Is Vet Nursing regulated?
Vet nursing is not regulated in Australia therefore there is no minimum requirement to practise as a vet nurse. Students do not need a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing to practice as a vet nurse in Australia. It is up to the individual practices on what their policies are. For other countries, please refer to TISOVN Magazine Vol 2 for information.
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 Veterinary Nursing however the units in the Advanced Certificate In Veterinary Nursing are more advanced than those in the Certificate IV.
* Students that are completing this course and attend any TISOVN workshops, webinars or seminars will have the hours
of attendance deducted from their student placement hours.
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
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
1 x Award
Advanced Certificate In Veterinary Nursing
Internationally Recognised and Accredited
Placement (480) Manual (1)
Assessments (85) Exams (65)
$600 deposit followed by $10 p/w
$3500 - With concession card supplied
18yrs or older with access to a computer
The Veterinary Nursing Pathway Certificate
Yes - For 12 months via Zoom
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"I like the this course as it's more in depth and more relevant than the Vet Nurse Certificate IV I did at Tafe. Also higher standard of work required as I find Tafe dull and boring." - Claire