If you’ve been working at the same level as a qualified Vet Nurse in a practice for several years, and have already completed a significant portion of your ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, you may wish to consider graduating now under the ACM40412 qualification.
The new ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing has had significant updates and new units added, which means the two qualifications are not considered equivalent. Many units can no longer be considered for credit transfers, so you’d be required to pay and enrol in many more units to complete the new qualification.
If you graduate with the ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing you will still be considered a qualified veterinary nurse.
This method of certification will suit you if:
- You have already completed many units towards the ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and wish to graduate
- You have relevant veterinary nursing knowledge, including anatomy & physiology, terminology, anaesthesia, pharmacology, surgical and medical nursing knowledge
- You have good veterinary nursing skills across all areas of the profession
- You’ve been working at least three years at the same level as a qualified nurse (i.e. You have 4 or 5 years worth of experience in total)
- You have other relevant work experience