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This programme is open to candidates who have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) Veterinary Nursing Assistant strand and wish to become a veterinary nurse.
Students in this programme will develop advanced skills in the care, management, handling, and nursing of a range of companion animals in a clinical environment. Students will learn to manage patients and clients, and follow protocols in all aspects of clinical veterinary practice.
Students will get daily opportunities to care for and handle companion animals in a purpose-built Wintec facility that houses commonly kept companion animals. They will also gain exposure to the on-site vet clinic while studying.
The programme includes 240 hours of work experience (in addition to the hours on the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5)) and will prepare graduates for employment.
Please note: It is a requirement of this programme that you have a form of transport and/or someone that can transport you around the Waikato/Waipa areas to complete your work placement hours each week. We cannot guarantee you will be able to complete hours within your area of residence.
|Module code||Module name||Level||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
|ANML514||Medical Veterinary Nursing||5||15|
|ANML601||Advanced Anaesthesia and Theatre Practice||6||15|
|ANML515||Veterinary Nursing Practicum 1||5||15|
|ANML603||Advanced Diagnostic Techniques||6||15|
|ANML604||Advanced Medical Veterinary Nursing||6||15||ANML607|
|ANML605||Preparation for Practice||6||15||ANML515|
|ANML606||Veterinary Nursing Practicum 2||6||15|
Graduates may be employed in a veterinary clinic as a veterinary nurse.
General academic admission
a) New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) Veterinary Nursing Assistant strand; or
All candidates must meet the general academic admission requirements as detailed in clause 1.1. Special admission and provisional entry criteria do not apply for the veterinary nursing programme.
a) Candidates may be required to participate in an interview and selection process.
b) To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programmes, including the ability to perform practical demonstrations and assessments. Candidates with disabilities are eligible to enrol in this programme and will be provided with the necessary resources to attain the learning outcomes where practicable, but at the time of enrolment must notify the Equity/Disability Co‐ordinator of their needs.
c) Prior to commencing the programme, all candidates will be required to undertake a Police check at a level sufficient for safe and effective practice within the field of veterinary nursing.
d) All candidates will be required to make a declaration that they are physically able to safely handle and restrain domestic animals and that they have no known health condition that could preclude their close proximity to the common range of animals (eg cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds).
English language requirements
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an academic International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0 with no individual band score lower than 6.0; or equivalent.
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our welcome page.
Students beginning February 2022
Date: To be confirmed
Venue: N Block Reception, Rotokauri Campus
All students enrolled in the animal technology programmes will spend two days getting to know each other, the tutors, and the Rotokauri Campus, as well as receiving your resources, and spending time in the classroom.
All new students are required to attend both days from 9am to 3.30pm.
We will be attending the powhiri at Rotokauri Campus on day two at 9am. Please plan to arrive at 8:45am to meet your tutors at N Block before the beginning of the powhiri.
Please see course-related costs for the required resources. Your personal responsibility is to bring Wintec approved scrubs, a stethoscope, and a watch. These will be needed within the first few weeks of the programme.
Course-related costs need to be paid at the beginning of Semester 1.
Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.
Course-related costs (approximately $105)
The following costs are required to be paid for at the time of enrolment in the veterinary nursing diploma programme. You will receive the information as to where to pay these fees during the first week of classes.
NZ Veterinary Nursing Association subscription (approximately $55)
This is the renowned group of registered/New Zealand veterinary nurses who promote the professional and highest veterinary nursing standards in New Zealand. You will receive a student membership, and this fee includes:
As a student, this is a valuable resource for learning and referencing in your assessments in this programme. You also receive insight into employment opportunities available post-graduation.
Dosimeter badge (approximately $25 per semester)
A dosimeter badge is provided to you as a student to ensure you are meeting the health and safety standards necessary in this programme. You will need this badge to be allowed to take radiographs of patients in clinics during work placement. You will receive a new badge every six months. You are expected to return these badges to your programme coordinator at the designated time to ensure we meet health and safety requirements.
You will also be responsible on your own to provide yourself with the following:
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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