The full time veterinary nursing course is our premium program and is run at our purpose-built training centre, in Technology Park, Bentley, WA.
This program is recommended for all students who are able to spend a full time year of study and training and enjoy a high graduation rate with very strong employment prospects. It is carefully structured and supervised.
Method of Delivery
This program is delivered via face-to-face classroom teaching, group activities/tutorials and practical classes at our modern premises as well as off-site excursions and field trips to various animal related establishments relevant to the students’ training.
The essential on-the-job veterinary nursing practical training is achieved by the placement of the student in a supportive veterinary hospital in which the student receives hands-on training, mentoring, supervision and valuable experience in all aspects of veterinary nursing over the course of the year. We have over 80 veterinary practices in Perth with which we work closely to ensure quality work experience placements for all of our students.
There are 40 places available in the full time program per year. We run two separate classes, with no more than 20 students in each class. This enables us to deliver the highest standard of teaching, giving each student every opportunity to contribute and participate actively in classroom and practical sessions and ensures ongoing tutoring, support and instruction.
Class times and attendance requirements
The full time veterinary nursing course lasts for one year, starting in February of each year with students graduating mid-December, qualified and ready for employment.
The full time classes run for four terms, similar to school terms. Students attend our training centre for 4 days a week (9.00am – 4.00pm), for one week followed by 3 days a week in the next week at one of our supporting veterinary practices. This cycle repeats throughout the four terms.
During term breaks (school holiday times), students are not required to attend class or their work placement (ie the veterinary practice), if all course requirements have been met during school term.
Applications for the full time program are NOW OPEN. We accept applications from July (the year prior to commencement) up until February when the course begins.
Please be advised, we usually have more applicants than we have places available, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. No fees are charged for an application.
Once the 40 places are filled, your application will be placed on a waiting list or can be transferred onto the following year (upon discussion with you).