Preparing to submit an application for our Vet Nursing course

Applications for our ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing course are open throughout the year.  Depending on your choice of study mode, whether it be online, part-time or full-time on-campus, if you are thinking about applying, we encourage you to read through the following information.

This course is highly competitive and our intake for on-campus and funded courses are limited to a number of participants. With this in mind, it makes our qualification highly unique in that it is a very personalised course where our lecturers and support team get to know you and work closely with you to ensure your study journey is a success. For Perth based funded students, we also hand select and organise a local veterinary practice to host your workplace practical training throughout the year. The course content is high level and intense, which is just one of the reasons why our graduates are highly sought after by industry. In fact, many of our graduates have paid jobs prior to graduation.

With this said, now let’s get you prepared.

To make a successful application, and be shortlisted for an interview here are a few things you are going to need for your online application.

Do you meet the entry requirements?

The entry requirements are detailed on our course page here.

Unique Student Identifier.

If you don’t already have a USI number, you will need to apply for one. This is easy to do, just go to our USI page to find out more.

Previous study and experience

We are also going to ask you about your previous working experience, whether that be an employed position or even volunteer work. If you have any proof of work experience or employment, make sure you have a digital copy on hand to upload, particularly if it is related to working with animals or is able to demonstrate that you have customer service/communication skills .

Vet Nursing applications for Perth full time qualification

Here are just some of the documents that are of interest:-

  • Resume
  • References (personal, work or education related references on business letterhead)
  • Offers of employment or work experience
  • Short courses you may have undertaken
  • Evidence of experience in caring for animals
  • Evidence of working and communicating with other people as part of a previous job e.g. customer service skills and phone skills. 
  • Records of education including school, college, TAFE, university records
  • Work experience references/ statements
  • Statement(s) of Attainment for previously studied units/courses

Your why!

We are going to ask you why you want to study and work as a veterinary nurse. You will need to write at least 250 words telling us why you are applying and include any information about your past experience with animals. This is one of the most important parts of your application, so think carefully before submitting your statement.


We’ll also be asking you quite a few other questions, but they are all pretty straight forward and easy to answer. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to drop us a line using our contact us form and one of our friendly team members will be in touch.

For more information visit our ACM40418 Certificate of IV in Veterinary Nursing Course page.

Applications dates for all Vet Nursing course delivery modes are detailed below.   You can also apply for our online eLearning course with a more flexible commencement date.  Learn more HERE.

Important dates
Study ModeNext IntakeApplications OpenCourse Commencement
Online eLearning (Non-funded WA students and all Non-WA students)Commence nowAll yearFlexible start date to suit you
Online eLearning (Funded WA Students Only)February 2021Register now for 2021 or Start Now with full-fee option2021
On-campus Full-timeFebruary 2021Apply Now
Orientation day 15th December 2020
Classes start February 2021
On-campus Part-timeJuly 2021Register now for 2021July 2021

Good luck!

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