Preparing to submit an application for our Veterinary Nursing course

Applications for our ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing 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.

Our On-campus courses are highly competitive and our intake is limited to a small 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. 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 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.

Vet Nursing applications for Perth full time qualificationHere’s just some of the documents that are of interest:-

  • 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
  • Records of education including school, college, TAFE, university records
  • Work experience references/ statements
  • Statement of Attainments for previously studied units/courses

Consideration of Prior Learning

Do you have experience that directly relates to this course? If so, you might be able to apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). RPL refers to both previous studies or completed qualifications, or on the job experience or volunteer work.

If you wish to apply for Credit Transfers, make sure you have the unit codes and descriptions ready to input and a digital copy of your original certificates and Statement of Attainment to upload.

To find out more about RPL visit our RPL page here

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 500 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 we will get back to you.

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

Applications dates for our future On-campus Veterinary Nursing course are detailed below.   Alternatively you can 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)October 2020Open Now until 7th Sept 202026th October 2020
On-campus Full-timeFebruary 2021August 2020
Register now for 2021
February 2021
On-campus Part-timeJuly 2020July 2020 Closed
Register now for 2021
3rd July 2020
July 2021

Good luck!

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