How long do I have to complete a qualification (course duration)?

The table below details the duration and maximum allowable time you can take to complete our courses. Our online courses are self-paced, meaning you can obtain your qualification much sooner if you wish to as long as all assessments and training have been successfully completed.

Extensions are available on a case by case review. For more information about extensions please visit our Student Policies page.

ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies+1 Year
ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care++
1 Year
ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies+
2 years
ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing Online (2018 and prior)+++

2 years (complete by Dec 2020)
ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing Online (2019 onwards)
2 years
ACMSS00007 Microchip Implantation for Dogs and Cats Skill Set
1 year

++ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing has been updated by the regulating bodies to meet the Standards for Training Packages. As such, ACM40412 has been superseded by ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. All students currently studying ACM40412 will be expected to complete the qualification by December 2020 prior to the cutoff date for issuing this qualification. No extensions can be granted. Students who do not complete ACM40412 by this date may be given the opportunity to transition to the new qualification. Due to the significant changes in the qualification and assessment guidelines, this will likely involve a significant amount of additional work for students who need to be transitioned.

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