New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology

Southern Institute of Technology

Subject area

Veterinary Assisting

Qualification

Duration

1

1 Year

Total student fees

$6,120

over 1 Year - details

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.

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.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants should: For the Rural Animal Technician and Veterinary Nursing Assistant strands: - Students should be able to demonstrate previous experience working with animals, and an aptitude for working with the public. 1. Suitable experience includes: 3 or more days observing in a veterinary clinic for the VNA and technician strands or equivalent. 2. An aptitude for working with the public may include reference from an employer where the prospective student has worked with the public (e.g. retail), reference from a teacher attesting to social skills. For those people entering this qualification the following entry requirements apply: - have completed 60 NCEA credits at level 2 - have a minimum of 12 NCEA credits in English at Level 2 and 12 credits in Maths at level 1; and 12 credits of relevant science at level 1 or - the equivalent tertiary study or - meet the education provider s requirements for the equivalent numeracy and literacy standards.

Detailed requirements

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


Duration

1 Year


Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,120 $6,120
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$6,196 $6,196
Total $12,316 $12,316

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


Student Success

79%


National Graduate Outcomes

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

Median earnings $37,439
Earnings range $30,381 - $42,512
In employment 73%
In further study 23%
On a benefit 1%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Ann Sinclair Trust Tertiary Grant

Provided by:

Presbyterian Support Central

Website:

http://www.psc.org.nz/

Value:

Refer to application organisation.

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Student Summer Scholarship Award

Provided by:

New Zealand Companion Animal Trust (NZCAT) - Secretary/Manager

Website:

http://www.nzcac.org.nz/nzcat/nzcat-awards-applications

Value:

Up to $1,600

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 478 839
Phone: (03) 211 2699
Fax: (03) 214 4977
Email: info@sit.ac.nz
Web: http://www.sit.ac.nz

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

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

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

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