Qualification details

ACM40410 - Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 09/Mar/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced11/Nov/2010

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to ACM40412 - Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing 06/Dec/2012
Supersedes RUV40404 - Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing 10/Nov/2010

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
ACMGAS202A - Participate in workplace communicationsParticipate in workplace communications N/A
ACMGAS204A - Feed and water animalsFeed and water animals N/A
ACMGAS205A - Assist in health care of animalsAssist in health care of animals N/A
ACMGAS208A - Source information for animal care needsSource information for animal care needs N/A
ACMINF301A - Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal workComply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work N/A
ACMMIC401A - Implant microchip in cats and dogsImplant microchip in cats and dogs N/A
ACMOHS301A - Contribute to occupational health and safety processesContribute to occupational health and safety processes N/A
ACMSPE301A - Provide basic care of amphibiansProvide basic care of amphibians N/A
ACMSPE302A - Provide basic care of birdsProvide basic care of birds N/A
ACMSPE303A - Provide basic care of common native mammalsProvide basic care of common native mammals N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 361311 Veterinary Nurse 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6392-11 Veterinary Nurse 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0611 Veterinary Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 361311 Veterinary Nurse 11/Nov/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6392-11 Veterinary Nurse 11/Nov/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0611 Veterinary Studies 11/Nov/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 11/Nov/2010 
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Modification History

Updated imported Unit: HLTFA301B replaced with HLTFA301C

Description

This qualification is the industry qualification for persons operating as veterinary nurses within veterinary clinics. Candidates should expect that access to a veterinary clinic whilst undertaking study for this qualification will be essential for meeting assessment requirements. Access may be through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work experience blocks.

Job roles 

The job role that this qualification describes includes:

  • Veterinary nurse.

Pathways Information

Pathways  into the qualification 

Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • direct entry
  • after achieving ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies
  • vocational training and/or work experience across a range of work settings.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.

Pathways  from the qualification 

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

  • ACM50210 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Surgery)
  • ACM50310 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Dental)
  • ACM50410 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care)

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is a direct link between this qualification and approval to perform veterinary nursing duties under the Western Australian (WA) Veterinary Surgeons Act 1960 as amended. The WA Veterinary Surgeons Board must approve qualified persons to carry out the duties of veterinary nurses and must authorise persons enrolled in approved courses to perform the duties of trainee veterinary nurses. Candidates should confirm the regulatory requirements that apply in their relevant state or territory. In addition, individual units of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • apply numeracy skills to workplace requirements
  • complete workplace documentation and records
  • communicate with all team members in a professional manner
  • demonstrate effective and appropriate documentation, communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with internal and external clients
  • use a range of communication technologies to support work operations.

Teamwork

  • work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • liaise with and provide support to other team members
  • demonstrate leadership skills
  • identify and manage performance required to meet internal and external customer needs in own work and teamwork
  • maintain organisational processes and provide problem solving support to others.

Problem solving

  • investigate problem causes
  • identify, rectify or report potential and actual problems associated with work operations
  • identify factors which may affect the service to be provided
  • use material and operational knowledge to solve problems
  • use numeracy skills to solve problems
  • identify hazards and suggest control measures
  • monitor animal welfare and safety practices in the workplace.

Initiative and enterprise

  • assist in the implementation of continuous improvement processes
  • gather and analyse feedback on products, procedures and services
  • determine and act on situations requiring further information or problem solving
  • provide leadership in the workplace.

Planning and organising

  • analyse data and information to determine implications for work operations
  • participate in continuous improvement and planning processes
  • identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures
  • demonstrate time-management skills
  • source and prepare materials and resources and ensure availability to support work operations
  • schedule and sequence work to maximise safety and productivity.

Self-management

  • interpret and apply relevant Acts and regulations
  • keep the work area clean and hygienic at all times
  • monitor own work and work of team and identify and act on any quality issues
  • manage own time to meet deadlines
  • implement and monitor workplace procedures and instructions
  • recognise own shortcomings and seek advice and assistance from supervisors.

Learning

  • assess work data and information to identify areas for improved performance
  • be supportive, assertive and use interpersonal skills to encourage workplace learning
  • identify own training needs and seek skill development if required
  • implement learning activities as appropriate to ensure achievement of specified work requirements
  • gather feedback on own work to assess effectiveness in meeting objectives and integrate information into own practice.

Technology

  • use computer software applications effectively
  • work with machines and workplace technology safely and according to workplace standards
  • help others use technology efficiently and safely
  • ensure readiness, operational efficiency and safety of workplace technology.

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

A total of twenty three  (23 ) units  of competency must be achieved as specified below.

  • Complete nineteen  (19 ) CORE units
  • Complete four  (4 ) ELECTIVE units.

CORE : Complete the following nineteen  (19 ) units 

ACMGAS202A

Participate in workplace communications

ACMGAS204A

Feed and water animals

ACMGAS205A

Assist in health care of animals

ACMGAS208A

Source information for animal care needs

ACMINF301A

Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work

ACMOHS301A

Contribute to occupational health and safety processes

ACMVET201A

Carry out veterinary nursing reception duties

ACMVET202A

Carry out daily clinic routines

ACMVET203A

Assist with surgery preparation

ACMVET401A

Coordinate patient admission and discharge

ACMVET402A

Apply imaging routines

ACMVET403A

Perform clinic pathology procedures

ACMVET404A

Perform clinic office procedures

ACMVET405A

Carry out surgical nursing routines

ACMVET406A

Nurse animals

ACMVET407A

Carry out medical nursing routines

ACMVET408A

Coordinate and perform theatre routines

ACMVET409A

Provide specific animal care advice

ACMVET410A

Carry out veterinary dental nursing procedures

ELECTIVE : Complete four  (4 ) additional ELECTIVE units from from ACM10 or from any other nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course . Units selected must be aligned to Certificates III or IV and be relevant to work undertaken in the veterinary nursing sector. Suggested units are:

ACMMIC401A

Implant microchip in cats and dogs

ACMVET411A

Prepare, deliver and review animal care education programs

ACMVET412A

Coordinate clinic promotional activities

ACMVET413A

Develop and implement specific clinic policies

ACMSPE301A

Provide basic care of amphibians

ACMSPE302A

Provide basic care of birds

ACMSPE303A

Provide basic care of common native mammals

ACMSPE304A

Provide basic care of dogs

ACMSPE305A

Provide basic care of domestic cats

ACMSPE306A

Provide basic care of marine fish

ACMSPE307A

Provide basic care of freshwater fish

ACMSPE308A

Provide basic care of marine aquatic invertebrates

ACMSPE309A

Provide basic care of terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates

ACMSPE310A

Provide basic care of mammals

ACMSPE311A

Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles

ACMSPE312A

Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits

ACMSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

HLTFA301C

Apply first aid

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