Veterinary Nurse Qualifications
At the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing, delivering high quality, industry relevant education is our top priority.
Whether you’re just starting out or a qualified veterinary nurse, expand on your current knowledge and skill set with one of our accredited courses.
Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing
Qualified Veterinary Nurse
This nationally recognised qualification for working as a veterinary nurse is available to any student already employed as a vet nurse for a minimum of 15 hours per week.
You’ll learn at the highest level, covering all the major aspects of veterinary nursing over a two year program. When you graduate, you’ll be extremely knowledgeable and skilled and have completed almost 50% of our Diploma of Veterinary Nursing program.
If you’re an experienced veterinary nurse seeking qualification or you want to update your skill set, we offer a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Cert IV FastTrack program. You could be qualified in as little as 3 months.
Want to learn more about our admission requirements, course content, prices, and what other students think about our courses? Visit our Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing page here.
Cert III in Animal Studies
Junior Veterinary Nurse
If you’re not currently employed in a clinic and have already completed a Cert II in Animal Studies, this course is the logical next step. It will prepare you with all you need to get a clinic position.
As this program runs alongside our Cert IV program, you’ll study the same subjects as the first year Cert IV students. That means, when you graduate, you’ll have already completed more than 50% of the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing!
There are a few options for enrolment, so please visit our Cert III in Animal Studies page to learn more how the course is structured, what you’ll learn, admission requirements and prices.
Cert II in Animal Studies
Not all Cert II in Animal Studies courses are created equal. It’s important to remember that the government training package allows for a whole range of possible course outcomes within animal care industry.
But if you want to be a veterinary nurse but have no previous experience or qualifications, this is the perfect course for you!
At The Australian College of Veterinary Nursing, we deliver a Cert II in Animal Studies aimed specifically at those seeking to become veterinary nurses. Our course is tailored to equip you with all the basic nursing skills and knowledge necessary to work as a Veterinary Assistant. You’ll get hands on training as a work experience intern to complete your practical skills and credit towards the Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing, following graduation.
For more information on this course, please visit our Cert II in Animal Studies page here.
All our courses are delivered by distance education, so you can fit them around your busy schedule.
Are ACVN courses recognised qualifications?
Yes! We train in conjunction with the Australian Agricultural College Corporation – a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
In fact, our courses exceed the standards set in the Animal Care & Management training package.
That means you graduate with a qualification accepted anywhere in Australia and, for Certificate IV graduates, even overseas!
Which qualification is right for me?
Use this flow chart to see which qualification you should study.