Looking for a vet nursing career with Greencross Vets?
About vet nursing studies
Career path progression
Today’s’ veterinary industry offers Nurses an opportunity to progress in their chosen career. Greencross Vets offers a career path like no other, encouraging our nurses to grow within our team rather than discover new challenges elsewhere.
Greencross Vets offer many opportunities for Vet Nurses and support team members:
- School-Based Veterinary Nurse Trainee
- Qualified Veterinary Nurse
- Practice Manager
- Customer Service Manager
- Retail Sales Manager
- Group Coordinator
- Training Coordinator
- Administration and Accounts Managers
- The sky is the limit!
As the largest provider of high quality veterinary services in Australia, Greencross Vets are continually seeking veterinary and nursing staff that have a strong desire to practice quality medicine, excellent patient care and are dedicated to maintaining their professional skills at a high level.
Where to start – turning dreams into reality
The current qualification that provides an individual with the skill to provide competent support to a Veterinary Practice is a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (ACM40412). Prior to this, a Certificate II may be completed and gives credits towards this final certificate. This is a National qualification recognised in all states in Australia.
All training providers in Australia offer accreditation to this qualification through the Veterinary Nursing Training Package. Once this initial qualification has been gained further units of study can be achieved up to Diploma level, dependant on the skills you utilise in your practice.
For more information on these qualifications contact your selected registered training organisation or go to the National Training Information Service to choose a training organisation. Greencross Vets chooses to send their nurses through the Animal Industries Resource Centre for Certificate II, Certificate IV and Diploma level qualifications. Within each state there is also a minimum of at least one TAFE offering these qualifications. Enrolments may be full-time/part-time (at the training institute) or studied externally where the nurse can be employed and learn while completing their qualification. The external study mode is preferred by most nurses as it combines an income with the qualification they require for their job. Qualifications in Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing are competency based and tend to take the average student up to 3 years to complete.
Many training organisations require a minimum amount of regular work placement within a vet clinic in order to enrol so this should be kept in mind as the first priority when trying to enter the industry.
Greencross clinics accept volunteer placements from students who need to complete the practical elements of their course. All student placements are organised directly though the clinic due to rostering and suitable mentors. With this in mind most clinics will only take on one student at a time to ensure availability of rosters and mentors. Please contact your local clinic directly with your CV and a cover letter detailing your availability and goals of the placement.
We are always on the lookout for passionate people who wish to further their career in the Veterinary industry. From time to time Greencross Vets have traineeships available for those wanting to pursue a challenging and rewarding career in the Veterinary industry. All positions are advertised on the careers section of our website and we encourage you to regularly check back to see if a position is available.
For more information on Veterinary Nursing careers visit the Veterinary Nurses’ Council of Australia Website – The VNCA offers support and direction for Veterinary Nurses and sets and maintains standards for excellence in animal care through quality education and support.
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