You will complete your ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing via RPL FastTrack over 6 months. As you are providing evidence of your existing knowledge and skill, you should not have to do any study to prepare. If you find you are needing to study to meet the requirements, then the FastTrack is not the right pathway for you and you should discuss transferring to the full study subjects for those areas you find yourself studying for.
Additional fees apply if you want to extend your RPL access past 6 months. A maximum of an additional 6 months applies to all RPL extensions.
The RPL FastTrack is delivered entirely by distance education using our online ‘Learning Centre’. Once we grant you access, all the necessary information to complete the FastTrack is available in the Learning Centre for you to download.
Each RPL area requires certain evidence to be supplied:
- Expect to complete written case studies and short answer questions.
- Workplace-based assessments for practical skills will be completed at the clinic in which you work via video assessments. Don’t stress, we will provide you with full details of what to include.
- Additional evidence will also need to be supplied, such as copies of Anaesthetic records, hospital charts etc that you have completed and Third Party Reports from the vets and nurses you work with.
- If you have other evidence that you feel satisfies the requirements of the unit (other course certificates etc), you may submit this instead of what we ask. Just be aware, that if it is insufficient or we deem it does not demonstrate the right level of skill and knowledge, you will need to reenrol in the unit (including paying again) and complete the RPL process we provide.
Yes, but you may find it extremely difficult to provide the right evidence as we require videos of you performing tasks, written case studies on patients you are nursing, and third party reports from vets and nurses you currently work with.
We suggest doing some short courses, or look at the full study ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing to brush up on your skills.
If you have completed units of competency elsewhere relevant to your ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, we will apply these credit transfers to your course.
You will not be required to pay for enrolment in these units.
If you’ve already completed a ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies (Veterinary Assisting) or Certificate III in Animal Studies (Veterinary Nursing), or commenced your ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with another training organisation, it’s vital you supply us with a copy of your transcript as part of your application. This will allow us to give you an accurate price and tell you exactly what units you’ll need to complete. A certified copy of the transcript must be supplied with your enrolment for the credits to be applied.