Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Unit Code
Course Location
Course Duration
Part Time: 18 months - 2 years
Course Cost
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Study Modes
Online; Part Time (Day); Blended
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • Ongoing


Part Time:
  • 2014
Animal Studies Deparment
Fiona de Haan
Phone: (03) 5127 0161
Email: animalstudies@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC Morwell 3841

Course Overview

This qualification is the industry qualification for persons operating within a companion animal organisation.

Gain the practical skills to perform a range of tasks involved in a companion retail store or grooming service, or working in animal welfare organisations, breeding services and animal training organisations.

It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification, the learner should have access to a companion animal workplace through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work experience blocks.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Veterinary nurse

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Currently employed in a Veterinary Clinic for a minimum of 15 hours per week.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment for this course will include a combination of competency based assessment methods

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

19 Core Units and four Elective Units are required to successfully complete this course.