ACM40418 Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing - Equine Electives

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Course Outline

Leaders in the veterinary industry will guide you through your qualification; small class interactions and a practical, hands on approach will set you up with the skills needed to succeed within the industry. Whilst this course is not solely equine focussed, you will continue to build your animal handling skills, gain a sound knowledge of caring for a range of animals (both small and large) and carry out routine work activities. However you will undertake equine focussed elective units including: maintaining and monitoring health, hoof care, nutrition and nursing foals.

Work placements* will continue to offer you tailored mentoring by your assessors at select veterinary practices and immersion from day one of your training, will give you the skills to confidently work as a veterinary nurse after completion.

*Placements are at set practices, in most instances travel to the facility will be required (at your own expense). We will consider those who have their own placement - Contact us to discuss further.

Entry requirements

This specific pathway requires the applicant to hold the Certificate II in Animal Care (equine electives) delivered by The Animal Academy.

This course meets the requirements for international students wanting to study in Australia. As a requirement of entry you must hold an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.5 and be 18 years of age or over.

Delivery and location

We offer different modes of delivery and sites for this course.

If we don’t deliver in your area - express your interest; we will endeavour to make something happen for you (*dependant on numbers).

  • Face to face - Perth (Domestic and International)
  • Remote - Greater Perth and other States - (Taking expressions of interest)

Course duration

This is a very detailed course delivered to you over 12 months. This course meets the requirements for international students wanting to study in Australia.

RPL and Credits

Through a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) your prior skills and knowledge can be assessed. Please contact us for further information on the process and fee schedule.

Any prior course credits should be supplied at application so that we can assess and alter your course fees appropriately (Unless you have studied with us previously - we will do this automatically for you). Our fees reflect maximum credits available for holding the Certificate II in Animal Care at enrolment. The overall fees will be reflected in within your invitation of enrolment.

What you get

  • You will be taught by internationally experienced trainers
  • Placement into hand-picked Veterinary practices
  • Workplace insurance cover
  • Small group learning
  • Supportive mentoring throughout your training
  • Regular individual progression meetings
  • Opportunities to network within the industry


  • Digital textbooks and resources
  • Other materials to assist you throughout your training period

Career opportunities

  • Veterinary nurse
  • Veterinary surgical assistant
  • Stepping stone into the Bachelor of Animal Science or technology and beyond

Quick outline

ACM40418 Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing - Equine Electives

Unique to the Animal Academy we offer you the opportunity to tailor your pathway to veterinary nursing with equine focused elective units. Limited placements are available, so join us today!

The Animal Academy Pty Ltd

  • Unit 7, 51 Forsyth Street
    Western Australia, 6163

  • 1300 290 609
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