Important changes to the National Qualifications in Animal Studies and Veterinary Nursing

Updates and proposed updates to the National Training Package, Animal Care and Management (ACM) have now been released and have a direct impact on all AVT National Qualifications. 

Updates were released by the organisation that is responsible for review and development of the ACM Training Package in November 2017.

Changes to Certificate II and III in Animal Studies

For the majority of the qualifications in the new ACM Training Package, the changes have been minor updates with the competency outcomes of the qualification remaining unchanged, and as such, these qualifications have been deemed equivalent to the superseded versions. The qualification codes have been updated to reflect that they are the most current version.

The notable changes for our qualifications codes are:

  • ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies has changed to ACM20117 Certificate II in Animals Studies
  • ACM30110 Certificate III in Animal Studies has changed to ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies

I am a currently studying either ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies or ACM30110 Certificate III in Animal Studies – what happens now?

Students who are currently enrolled in ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies or ACM30110 Certificate III in Animal Studies and complete their course prior to November 30th 2018 will be issued the existing qualification code. Students that are still continuing with their studies past 30th November will be transitioned over to the new versions of any remaining units and will receive ACM20117 Certificate II in Animals Studies or ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies when they complete their qualification.

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Changes to Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

ACM40412 will be changing to ACM40417

The ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing qualification is currently under review by the organisation responsible to for the development and review of the ACM Training Package. It is expected that the new proposed ACM40417 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing will be endorsed and released during 2018, with changes to the competency outcomes. This means that when the new ACM40417 qualification is released, it will not be equivalent to the current ACM40412 qualification.

 

What happens if I am already studying ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing?

Qualification changes for Veterinary Nursing

When the new qualification is endorsed, students who are already enrolled in ACM40412 will need to complete their entire qualification within the timelines established at the commencement of their studies. No extensions will be granted as there will be a limited time frame for the transition between ACM40412 and ACM40417. Students who are unable to complete their course in this timeframe, will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the portion of units that have been successfully completed.

For those students who have only partially completed or already hold the current ACM40412, but wish to be awarded the new ACM40417 qualification when it has been endorsed and released, additional gap training to upgrade to the new qualification will need to be completed to meet the new competency requirements of the updated qualification. Fees will apply.

I want to get started now, which Vet Nursing training package should I enrol in?

At present, as the new ACM Training Package has not released an updated qualification for Veterinary Nursing, our ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing is still the most current qualification available at this time for potential students to enrol in.

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