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. Students will also need to be able to study from home should Covid-19 Alert Levels change.
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
- Referee report*
- Verified ID
- Verified official transcripts
- Curriculum Vitae*
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Related study options
Students are able to continue their studies with Otago Poly's New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6) programme. This programme gives students the opportunity to study from the WelTec (Petone) campus should they choose to.
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Whitireia and WelTec are a business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.