Open doors with Cert IV
IF YOU love caring for animals, TAFE’s Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing can put your nurturing nature to good use.
It qualifies students to be a veterinary nurse in any private practice.
There is also potential to transition into educational roles and work for drug companies. Some graduates become practice managers or enter the world of emergency medicine and surgery.
The online course is very flexible (two years to com- plete) but students do need to be working as a vet nurse in a practice for at least two days a week (or 16 hours per week) to be eligible.
Several different diploma courses are on offer once you gain some nursing experience and choose an area to specialise in.
Don’t forget that veterinary nursing is not all about cute animals – nurses have to deal with everything from cleaning to emotionally draining jobs like dealing with euthanasia. Details: Go to tafensw.edu.au