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Rural Animal Technician

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) with strands in Rural Animal Technician

SX1603

Course Details

  • Jul 2018
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $6978 per year
  • Level 5
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

This programme has been developed for people who want to work in a veterinary-related field or in a veterinary clinic, particularly with rural animals (as opposed to companion animals).

Graduates will be able to assist a veterinarian in a large animal or mixed practice and in the field, or work independently as a rural animal technician.

This is a practical programme, including approximately 280 hours of work placement in a rural or mixed veterinary clinic setting.

Study Topics

 

  • Professional practice
  • Disease management and prevention
  • Advanced animal health procedures
  • Rural animal health and husbandry
  • Farming and pasture systems
  • Animal health procedures
  • Animal anatomy and physiology

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Wintec delivers the Rural Animal Technician programme in partnership with Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, New Zealand’s largest agricultural training centre. This unique partnership sees Wintec delivering the specialist animal technology components and Taratahi delivering the pastural and production components resulting in highly trained rural technicians ready to enter the agricultural workforce.

​VIEW THE MODULES OF STUDY​ HERE​

Schedule A: Common Core Modules

 

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
ANML513Advanced Professional Practice
5
15

 N/A
ANML512Rural Animal Disease Management and Prevention
5
15

 N/A
ANML511Advanced Animal Health Procedures5
15

 N/A
ANML510Rural Animal Health and Husbandry5
15

 N/A
ANML509Introduction to Professional Practice5
15

 N/A
ANML508Farming and Pasture Systems 5
15

 N/A
ANML507Animal Health Procedures5
15

 N/A
ANML511Advanced Animal Health Procedures5
15

 N/A
ANML401Animal Anatomy and Physiology4
15

 N/A
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Entry Requirements:

General Academic Admission
  • 60 credits at NCEA Level 2, including a minimum of 12 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English and
  • 12 credits at NCEA Level 1 in Mathematics; and
  • A minimum of 12 credits at NCEA Level 1 in science; or
  • Equivalent.

Special Admission: Domestic candidates aged 20 years and over who do not meet the entry requirements but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for special admission at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Such candidates may be required to complete a Study Skills Assessment to demonstrate the level of academic skill necessary to successfully complete the programme.

Provisional entry: Domestic candidates aged under 20 years who do not meet the entry requirements but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.  Such candidates will be interviewed and may be required to complete a Study Skills Assessment to demonstrate the level of academic skill necessary to successfully complete the programme.

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an academic International English Language Test Score (IELTS) of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.

Candidates may be required to participate in an interview and selection process. The following will be considered in the selection process:

  • the completion of a Study Skills Assessment to demonstrate the level of academic skill necessary to successfully complete the programme;
  • previous experience working with animals. Suitable experience may include three or more days observing in a veterinary clinic or equivalent;
  • an aptitude for working with the public demonstrated through a reference from an employer where the candidate has worked with the public, or from a teacher attesting to social skills;
  • personal qualities such as responsibility, teamwork and practical orientation.

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.

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.

All candidates will be required to make a declaration 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 (e.g. cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds).

Career/further opportunities:

Graduates of the Rural Animal Technician strand of the qualification will be able to assist a veterinarian in large animal or mixed practice and in the field or work independently as a rural animal technician.

Pathways

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Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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