Flexible study options
This programme is delivered by blended learning i.e. face to face and online learning. This means some of your lessons may be delivered via Moodle (our online learning platform), which will require you to have a computer and internet access at home.
More detail about this qualification
Graduates of this qualification may be employed as a Veterinary Nurse Assistant working with companion animals in an animal-related facility and be able to:
Maintain animal health and husbandry of animals in a veterinary clinic
Care for hospitalised patients.
Assist in surgery preparation and anaesthesia
Assist with routine diagnostic procedures.
Medical equipment: $120
Placement travel costs: $250
How to apply
Before you start your online application, you will need to have the following documentation available to upload when requested:
Completed Supplementary Application for Health and Social Services Programmes
Verified official transcripts
*Give the referee report to a person who is willing to be your referee. Ask them to complete the form and either return to yourself (so you can upload with your application), or scan and email to email@example.com within 10 days.
Alternatively, completed applications can be printed off and dropped into:
Enrolments, Whitireia New Zealand, 3 Wi Neera Drive, Porirua
Enrolments, WelTec, 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone, Lower Hutt
Use the knowledge you already have to fast-track your qualification. Workplace-learning, volunteering, professional development, other provider qualifications and online courses can be recognised as prior learning and put towards your qualification. Start by getting in touch with us, or find out more here.