ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Develop your career and learn the technical skills valued by the veterinary industry. This course is the nationally-recognised industry qualification for vet nursing and will prepare you to start a rewarding career as a vet nurse.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as veterinary nurses is expected to grow strongly in the future. There are likely to be around 9,000 job openings in this industry over the next five years with employers looking for qualified candidates who are caring, empathetic, and can communicate clearly.

This course will give you the specialised knowledge needed to work as a vet nurse and provide nursing care to animals. You'll learn how to support hospitalised animals through their medical procedures, prepare animals for surgery, assist in surgical nursing procedures, and monitor patients when under anaesthesia. You'll also discover how to perform clinical pathology procedures, prepare equipment and animals for x-rays, and carry out veterinary dental nursing procedures. Our passionate team of industry professionals are the best in the business, and will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed in your studies.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a veterinary nurse. It will also give you the foundation knowledge needed to complete further studies in the field.

Study mode

On Campus

Course duration

12 months


50-68 Armstrong Road, Meadowbrook Queensland 4131

91-99 Scarborough Street, Southport Queensland 4215

Fitzsimmons Street, Keperra Queensland 4054


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Equine Veterinary Nurse$1,150 weekly pay
Veterinary Nurse$1,150 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding.

Enquire with TAFE Queensland to check your eligibility.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

The ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing is a nationally recognised course delivered by TAFE Queensland, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). An RTO is strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Payment options

For more information about this course and payment options please enquire now.

About this provider

TAFE Queensland is Queensland's largest, most experienced training provider. TAFE Queensland deliver practical, industry-relevant training across a range of industries from entry-level certificates to bachelor degrees, at more than 50 locations in Queensland.

Operating since 1998
Legal name TAFE Queensland
RTO code 0275