Veterinary Nursing Assistant
One year full-time
A one year full-time Level 5 programme of 120 credits. Upon completion you graduate as a Veterinary Nursing Assistant. You might wish to continue with the NZ Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, or work in a veterinary clinic, pet store, doggy daycare, cattery or kennels. This qualification will help you launch an exciting career in the animal world!
2022 programme dates:
21 February 2022 to 18 November 2022
Semester 1: 21 February - 1 July 2022 (semester break 18 April - 29 April)
Semester 2: 25 July - 18 November 2022 (semester break 3 October - 14 October)
Students spend three days in the classroom, one day in a vet clinic and one day in self-directed learning, per week.
Modules studied include:
Graduates will be veterinary nursing assistants, able to do the following:
Applicants need to demonstrate:
1. An aptitude for working with the public (a reference from an employer or teacher attesting to social skills should be provided).
2. Three or more days experience working with animals (observing in a veterinary clinic or equivalent).
3. Minimum educational requirements of:
60 NCEA Level 2 credits including:
Equivalent secondary or tertiary study
A satisfactory score on the Vet Nurse Plus Pre-Entry Assessment
For students with English as a second language, preference will be given to candidates with an IELTS overall band score of 5.0.
A formal interview may be held with candidates who can demonstrate meeting the entry criteria and applicants will be selected from a range of criteria.
Applicants will need to complete a self-declaration of criminal convictions, and sign a consent form allowing Vet Nurse Plus to obtain a Ministry of Justice criminal conviction history.
Applicants will also complete a medical health form.
Contact us if you have any questions.
Please note, our programmes are not available via correspondence or for international students.