New Zealand Diploma in Rural Animal Veterinary Technology

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Veterinary Assisting




2 Years

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is intended for people who are aware of the importance of rural animals in society, and who have the technical knowledge and skills to work in clinical veterinary/animal healthcare settings such as rural animal or mixed-animal veterinary clinics, or alongside veterinarians providing rural animal healthcare services in a variety of settings.

Graduates will have a high level of responsibility and discretion within their scope of practice, in a wide range of dynamic and often unpredictable situations while following protocols in all aspects of clinical veterinary practice or animal healthcare settings.

Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration on the New Zealand Register of Rural Animal Veterinary Technicians.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

NCEA Level 2; or a recognised equivalent. International applicants are required to have an IELTS score of 6 (general or academic) with no individual band lower than 5.5 from one test taken in the preceding two years, or an equivalent described in NZQA Rules

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


2 Years

Tuition Fees

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: (800) 862284
Phone: (800) 862284

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Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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