Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

This qualification is part of the Animal Care and Management Training Package. The industry qualification for persons operating as veterinary nurses within veterinary clinics. Candidates should expect that access to a veterinary clinic whilst undertaking study for this qualification will be essential for meeting assessment requirements. Access may be through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work experience blocks. Candidates undertaking equine elective units will require access to work experience and/or employment within an equine veterinary clinic or hospital.

Entry Requirements:

Certificate II in Animal Studies; or vocational training and/or work experience across a range of work settings


23 units: 19 core; 4 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Participate in workplace communications; Feed and water animals; Assist in health care of animals; Source information for animal care needs; Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work; Carry out daily clinic routines; Perform clinic office procedures; Provide specific animal care advice; plus more. Electives: Implant microchip in cats and dogs; Coordinate clinic promotional activities; Provide basic care of amphibians; Provide basic care of domestic cats; Provide basic care of mammals; plus more.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 03020E

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Veterinary Nurse,
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Redcliffe No info Yes Online 3.5 years
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Bracken Ridge No info Yes Online 3.5 years
Mount Gravatt No info Yes Online 3.5 years
Alexandra Hills No info Yes Online 3.5 years
Grovely (Keperra) No info Yes Online 3.5 years
Grovely (Keperra) No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
South Bank (Brisbane) No info Yes Online 3.5 years
South Bank (Brisbane) No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Loganlea (Meadowbrook) No info Yes Online 3.5 years
Loganlea (Meadowbrook) No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
TAFE Queensland Brisbane is where over 40,000 local and international students get their world-class education and training each year.

Practical, hands-on classes combined with state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built learning areas make it a standout amongst training providers. Many of its facilities are acknowledged by industry as being amongst the best in Australia.

Provider CRICOS: 03020E

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