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. There is a currency converter available on all courses.
Why is the course cheaper than other institutions?
Because TISOVN is distance learning, we are able to keep the costs down.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes. Students can opt for a payment plan and pay for the course through instalments via Pay Advantage (surcharge applies). Students can also pay per for their course once every 3 months. This option is only available for qualification courses only.
What happens if I am late with my repayments
If you are late with a repayment, Pay Advantage will notify you as well as TISOVN. Your payment will roll over into your next deduction. If you fail to pay for the second consecutive repayment, then TISOVN will suspend your access to the student portal until all outstanding fees are up to date. It is important that you have sufficient funds in your account and to start the deductions on your pay week.
Your repayments are too high for me, is there another option?
Absolutely! Please contact and we can create a payment plan that is suitable for your needs.
How do I enrol?
How long does each course take to complete?
Course completion varies from course to course. Some courses take 6 months while some take 24 months. Keep in mind that there is no expiry date on all courses.
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 as well as when all your fees have been paid in full. TISOVN will not issue any certificates unless the course has been paid off in its entirety.
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.
Do you accept RPL?
No. TISOVN is a private institution. We will only accept RPL when TISOVN students want to start another course within the school.
I have changed my mind
Students have a 7-day cooling off period from the date of receipt with the application form. Students can opt out from the course within this time frame. From day 8, then the application process will commence. Students need to keep in mind that when enrolling, the start date of the first deduction will need to commence from day 8.
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. Students will receive their own personalised study timetable by request from day 8 of receipt. This timetable will state when assessments and exams are due. Students do not need to follow this timetable, however it has been created so that you will finish the course in the allotted time frame.
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.
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. Please note: Not all countries regulate veterinary nursing. In non regulated countries, then the certificate itself is suffice as it already meets industry standards without anymore documents.
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.
Is Veterinary Nursing Regulated?
Veterinary nursing in Australia is not regulated meaning vet nurses are not required to obtain a registration or a licence in order to work within the industry unless you reside in Western Australia. Due to the industry not being regulated, it doesn't matter if the courses that you obtain that are industry related are accredited or not, as long as they meet industry standards. Students residing within Australia (except W.A) do not need to have their certificate verified by a governing body.
Those that reside in Western Australia will be given the correct forms to complete. It is up to the student to notify TISOVN for request of these forms. These forms will then need to be forward to WA Vet Board. Students that are studying outside Australia need to contact their veterinary board for further instruction.
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.
How does your course and qualification differ from the Vet Nursing Courses at other training providers?
The course units are the same as other institutions, however the main differences are, TISOVN is internationally recognized and accredited and the course has extra units that other institutions don’t offer as well as more advanced content of each unit.
TISOVN is also a private institution, and as a result, we can offer each student a more personalised learning experience.
Students can attend workshops through TISOVN and these workshops will be made available throughout the year. For more information, sign up to the newsletter and follow on Facebook for the next available dates.
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 newsleter situated on the home page to receive not only awesome news, information and updates but you can also receive FREE books and discounted courses! It is free to sign up to the newsletter to receive heaps of freebies and dicounts!
How are the grades assessed?
TISOVN has high expectations of its students and marking is high. Students should expect to lose marks if their assessments are not thorough enough, will lose marks for poor presentation and will fail if assessments are not completed in its entirety.
Steps To Enrol:
Fill out the enrolment form on line. The form is in word doc so you can simply type it out and digitally sign it! Then email it to
Make sure you state your correct details as you will be sent an sms/email to complete the direct debit/pay in full steps on line, then you simply press send.
I have more questions, who can I contact?
For questions, please go to the contact us page