Can I be exempt from the Workplace Practical Training if I have previous experience in a Veterinary Practice?
Unfortunately no, it does not matter how much time you have spent in practice or amount of experience you have prior to starting the course, you still need to enrol in each unit to enable us to verify your practical skills. Your workplace supervisor may decide that you have the skills required based on previous observations, but we need to ensure you are completing the practical tasks with the theoretical knowledge you are obtaining during your studies.
If you have previous experience working in the veterinary industry you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL). To find out if RPL may be relevant to you please visit our RPL page.
Commonly asked questions about Workplace Practical Training
- What is workplace practical training?
- Can I complete my workplace practical training in a private, non-business environment? Or with my pet?
- How do I know if the workplace I have chosen is acceptable?
- Can I volunteer in an organisation to meet the required work placement hours?
- Can I do my Veterinary Nursing practical work placement on weekends?
- Do I need to do the work placement with the same veterinary clinic or can I work in more than one workplace?
- Can I choose more than one workplace for my Animal Studies work placement?
- How am I assessed during my practical placement?