Terms and Conditions
Updated 5th August 2020
Is TISOVN for me?
If you want hard, challenging assessments, in-depth, current, up to date content, if you are committed and dedicated to the veterinary industry, if you want to continue with your education, if you want a supportive network then yes, TISOVN is for you.
The wait list
Sometimes TISOVN gets full! This usually happens when an awesome discount has been advertised and new students jump on board. If this happens, then we need to wait until other students have completed their course to make room for the newbies. How long does this take? We get asked this question frequently especially when students are waiting patiently to enrol. Sometimes turnaround can be a matter of days, sometimes it can be months. What we do recommended is that if you are interested in a course, complete the application process and you will be placed on the wait list. The sooner you do that the better.
What are the costs of the courses?
Please refer to the home page for prices
What currency are the prices in?
Prices are in Australian Dollars.
I can't pay for my course in full, do you have options for me?
Yes. Students can apply for a TISOVN payment plan. Students are required to pay 20% deposit up front followed by weekly repayments. Direct debit repayments must be paid on time, every time. If you miss two consecutive payments you will be removed from the school for payment failure and you will need to pay for the remainder of your course in full to be able to continue. No exceptions, no excuses. Conditions and surcharges apply. For more information go HERE
How do I enrol?
How long does each course take to complete?
All courses are open, meaning there are no expiration dates. Students must not become complacent and are required to submit one assessment per month.
If students are found submitting another students assessment as their own then both students in question will be removed from TISOVN.
Students have three attempts to pass with every exam. If students do not pass on the third attempt, students will not be permitted to continue until passed. Students will be prohibited from continuing with the course for 4 weeks from third attempt fail. This will give students ample opportunity to learn the unit. Students will then have one attempt allocated. If students fail the next attempt, they will be prohibited from continuing the course for another 4 weeks and so on.
What courses do you offer?
Courses are advertised on the home page of the website. Please sign up to the newsletter and follow on Facebook for more details.
When will I receive my certificate?
You will receive your certificate once all units, assessments, exams have been passed and once all fees have been paid in full.
Do you accept RPL?
Do I need insurance?
Yes. Students will need to be responsible for their own insurance for courses that require placement
Do you have an age limit to study?
Yes. please check individual courses for details.
Do you have specific intakes or start dates?
No. Students can enrol on any day.
Do you offer a study timetable?
Yes by request.
Do you offer concessions?
Yes. Concession fees are advertised on all courses.
Do you offer discounts or free courses?
We advertise discounts on social media and via the newsletter. We only offer current TISOVN students free courses.
Do you have a cooling off period
Yes. 7 days from receipt.
Is TISOVN an RTO?
No, TISOVN is internationally recognised and accredited through the IAPCC. Please note that certificate short courses do not need to be accredited.
What is the accreditation/recognition of TISOVN courses?
TISOVN offers accredited Certificates. This means that our Certificates meet specific international standards.
Please note that certificate short courses do not need to be accredited.
Are you on social media?
Yes, you can follow on Facebook - The International School Of Veterinary Nursing as well as Instagram
Do you have a newsletter?
Yes we do! Sign up to the newsletter situated on the home page.
How are the grades assessed?
TISOVN has high expectations of its students and marking is high. Students should expect to fail the unit if their assessments are not thorough enough, or for poor presentation and will fail if assessments are not completed in its entirety. Students are only permitted to receive 100% on all assessments and should expect to repeat an assessment until 100% is reached. For student assessement examples and expectations, go HERE
What's the story with Carl?
We have no reasons only excuses for Carl.
Student Of The Month
We love our students so much that we celebrate Student Of the Month! Every month, a student is announced for their awesomeness and they receive a present.
What are CPD Points?
Continuing professional development (CPD) refers to the ongoing opportunities that all vet nurses should pursue after they have completed their nursing education. CPD ensures vet nurses build on their skills and knowledge. This is especially important for those not presently in the paid workforce, including volunteers and students.
The International School Of Veterinary Nursing has developed their own CPD point system for TISOVN students only.
Every TISOVN course are worth points. Collect points by enrolling in TISOVN courses and once collected, you can receive CPD units for free. It is up to each student to keep track of their own points.
Steps To Enrol:
Fill out the enrolment form on line HERE. The form is in word doc so you can simply type it out and digitally sign it! Then email it to
I have more questions, who can I contact?
For questions, email
These FAQ and Terms and Conditions are updated frequently. It is up to the student to keep up to date with the new terms.