Terms and Conditions
Updated 10th May 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, if you want emails responded within 48 hours and assessments marked within 24 hours, if you don't want to film and edit clinic footage and want to learn more than cleaning cages and the different cat carriers then yes, TISOVN is for you.
The application process
Due to the high demand of courses, students are required to apply for a seat at TISOVN. An application letter template is located under enrolments and students need to complete both the application letter as well as their enrolment form before submission. Students need to be aware that they may be declined to study at TISOVN and will be given the reasons why. For example, we may feel that the desired course is too advanced for the student and we will give recommendations on other courses to complete. TISOVN has limited seats, so the selection criteria is high. TISOVN reserves the right to not accept students into the school. TISOVN will not tolerate abuse, threatening behaviour or an entitled attitude from students under any circumstances.
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.
Why is the course cheaper than other institutions?
Because TISOVN is distance learning, we are able to keep the costs down.
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 fortnightly repayments. Conditions and surcharges apply. For more information go HERE
How do I enrol?
How long does each course take to complete?
As long as it takes you. If you have no motivation, then you will not succeed in completing the course.
If you do secure a seat at TISOVN then it is a requirement that you submit a minimum of one short course assessments per month and two qualification course assessments per month. This is part of your agreement. In order to achieve your goal, you must do the work. If you have not submitted an assessment within six months from enrolment, then you will be removed from the school. It is really important that you do the work, otherwise you are taking a seat that could belong to another who is willing to do the work.
If students are found submitting another students assessment as their own then both students in question will be expelled 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.
What qualification will I receive?
You will receive Statement of Attainments with every unit passed and you will receive a certificate after the course is complete.
When will I receive my qualification?
You will receive your qualification once all units, assessments, exams have been passed and once all fees have been paid in full.
Awards and Certificates
Students that have enrolled in courses that are over $499 each will receive an award upon completion. For courses under $499 each, students will need to pay for an award if they wish to have one. Awards are $100 each which includes postage. Students will receive a hard copy of their certificate and transcript for courses over $499 each. Courses under $499 each will have the certificate and transcript emailed to the student instead. Students will not receive an award if the course is buy one get one free special, refer a friend etc...Awards and certificates will not granted until all course fees have been paid in full.
How will you know if I have completed my prac hours?
Students will need to email a certified letter from the Vet Director or equivalent confirming that all prac hours have been completed. the certified letter must be on the clinic letter head otherwise it will not be accepted. Students are to complete the log book as well located under files in the portal.
Do you accept RPL?
No. No other school has our content. Our content is more advanced than other institutions. TISOVN is a private institution. We will only accept RPL when TISOVN students want to start another course within the school.
Do I need insurance?
Yes. Students will need to be responsible for their own insurance. Details of how to obtain are in the student handbook.
Are there any prerequisites?
Yes, there are prerequisites to some courses.
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 start at any time throughout the year.
Do you offer a study timetable?
Yes by request.
Do you offer extensions?
Because there is no expiry date on all courses, there is no need for an extension.
Do you offer concessions?
Yes. Students can receive a concession if they are on a benefit from the government. Students are required to email their concession card along with their enrolment form. Concessions will not be accepted on courses that are on sale, this includes welfare courses.
Do you offer discounts?
We only offer discounts to students that have already enrolled in a TISOVN course.
Do you have a cooling off period
Yes. 7 days from receipt.
When should I start looking for work placement if the course states I need work experience?
It is advisable that students seek placement as soon as possible.
What are the requirements for work placement?
Students can be a paid employee or a volunteer with qualified staff on hand to assist with your practical skill.
I need help, do you offer tutoring?
Yes. Students can have private tutoring at a fee of $25 per assessment. Payment will need to be processed before tutoring commences. Please contact TISOVN for details.
Is TISOVN an RTO?
No, TISOVN is internationally recognised and accredited through the IAPCC.
What is the accreditation/recognition of TISOVN courses?
TISOVN offers accredited Certificates. This means that our Certificates meet specific international standards.
TISOVN cannot answer any questions in regards to regulations that your country has in place. Students are required to contact their veterinary board prior to commencing their course.
I am coming back into the industry and have previous experience in a vet clinic. Can I be exempt from placement hours?
No. You need to complete each unit so that we can verify your practical skills.
Can I do my work placement in my current workplace?
Yes, you can do work placement at your current workplace if it is a suitable facility. You must have a workplace supervisor with a relevant Vet Nursing qualification to sign off your assessment tasks.
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
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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 APSP courses?
APSP courses are Approved Prisoner Study Program courses that are only available to prisoners worldwide. For more information, navigate to the home page and click on the APSP tab.
What are CPD Points? - Starting July 1st, 2020
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 Courses for free.
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.