New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology

AGC 'Training for Industry'

Subject area

Veterinary Assisting

Qualification

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

N/A

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare individuals as either a veterinary nursing assistant or rural animal technician by providing them with the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to help assist veterinarians and veterinary nurses in a companion animal practice and veterinarians in a rural veterinary practice.

This qualification is targeted at people with previous animal handling experience who wish to work in a veterinary related field or in a veterinary clinic with either companion or rural animals.

The animal industry will benefit by having graduates qualified with skills to allow them to be ready to work in a veterinary clinic or independently as a rural animal technician, under the direction of a veterinarian.

Graduates of the rural animal technician strand 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.

Graduates of the veterinary nursing assistant strand will be able to provide assistance to veterinarians and veterinary nurses in a veterinary clinic and perform some tasks independently.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Veterinary Studies at this level can earn:

$44,000

Median earnings one year after study

$50,000

Median earnings two years after study

$55,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

82%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (06) 348 8215
Fax: (06) 348 4330
Email: info@agchallenge.co.nz
Web: http://www.agctraining.co.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Sources

NZQA supplies course information based on material from the provider.

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