Cares for animals under treatment or in temporary residence at veterinary facilities and assists Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations.
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
- holding animals to allow examination and treatment by Veterinarians
- cleaning and sterilising examination tables and equipment
- preparing instruments and handing them to the Veterinarian
- assisting Veterinarians to administer anaesthetics and oxygen during operations
- placing animals in cages for recovery from operations and monitoring their condition
- giving medications to animals
- maintaining stock control and records
- providing animal care advice, and preparing, delivering, and reviewing animal care education programs
- may perform diagnostic laboratory tests
- may act as receptionist, accept payments and undertake clerical work
- Animal Nurse
- Veterinary Assistant
Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.
7 courses found.
ACM50512: Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General Practice)
ACM50412: Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care)
ACM50312: Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Dental)
ACM50212: Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Surgical)
ACM40517: Certificate IV in Equine Dentistry
|ACM40418: Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing|
|ACM40412: Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing|