Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing Wildlife & Exotics Elective

This qualification reflects the role of a veterinary nurse who works under the supervision of a registered veterinarian to provide nursing care to animals, to support veterinarians to carry out medical and surgical procedures, and to support clients to maintain health of animals. https://training.gov.au/training/details/ACM40418 
Our facilities are perfect for the delivery of veterinary nursing. The hospital was built as a purpose education facility and students have access to an amazing facility.

Training for Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at ACAAS takes place over a two-year period. Students attend the college twice per week, one day for class (Theory) and one day per week mentoring (Practical) for 18 months.  The last 6 months of the 2-year period is dedicated to ensuring all knowledge and practical components are completed so as to meet the requirements for the qualification in order for the student to graduate.
Unique to ACAAS is our system of mentoring where students receive mentoring (by ACAAS staff) one day per week– assisting in real life situations that are part of the daily requirements of a veterinary clinic. This practical training ensures that all students have the highly developed professional skills required by the veterinary industry.
With small class sizes – students enjoy an outstanding learning environment designed to produce practicing veterinary nurses with the knowledge and skills to make a significant contribution to animal health and welfare.

Duration and attendance requirements:
  • 2 years
  • Two days per week 
  • 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Theoretical & practical 
Course Fees: 
  • $850 enrollment fee
  • $24,490 Course fees
  • Equine elective requires an additional payment of $1000 to $2500 dependent on delivery selected. Options will be discussed further during interview. 

Upcoming Programs

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
Certificate IV July 2024 Wildlife Intake 16/07/2024 30/06/2026 $24,605.00