This new, two-year, 240 credit programme is replacing the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) (Veterinary Nursing Assistant) programme.
If you've already completed our New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) (Veterinary Nurisng Assistant), please apply for the one-year Diploma instead of this programme.
During this programme you'll complete 750 hours of work placement.
You'll graduate with the technical knowledge and skills you need to perform this role and will have a high level of responsibility, allowing you to operate in a wide range of dynamic settings in the companion animal. On completion you'll be able to apply for registration on the New Zealand Register of Veterinary Nurses.
What you will learn
- Surgical and dentistry nursing
- Diagnostic skills, including collecting and testing diagnostic samples and medical imaging
- Gain knowledge in hospital nursing
- Perform clinical skills
Please note: Entry requirements have not yet been confirmed so this is just a guide.
42 credits at NCEA level 2 with some minimum requirements in literacy, numeracy and science.