New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology

Waikato Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Veterinary Assisting

Qualification

Duration

1

1 Year

Total student fees

$6,840

over 1 Year - details

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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

Candidates can gain entry to this programme by meeting one of the following criteria: a) Based on NZ high school achievement (secondary school study): 40 credits at NCEA Level 2; including 10 Literacy credits at NCEA Level 2, 10 Numeracy credits at NCEA Level 1 and 14 credits in a Science subject at NCEA Level 2; or a recognised equivalent; or b) Based on study completed at a NZ tertiary institution A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 3; or A recognised equivalent qualification; or c) Based on Discretionary Entrance Applicants who do not meet any of the entry options stated above, and think they have what it takes to complete this programme, can apply for Discretionary Entrance . The application is based on the applicant s ability to demonstrate a likelihood to succeed in the programme. The decision is at the discretion of the Head of School/Centre Director or their delegate. The ability to progress into further study depends on how successful the applicant is within the programme they apply and are accepted into under Discretionary Entrance . Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.

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)
$6,840 $6,840
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$11,369 $11,369
Total $18,209 $18,209

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


Student Success

84%


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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Transpower Rural Communities Trust Tertiary Grant

Provided by:

Rural Communities Trust

Website:

http://www.ruralcommunitiestrust.org.nz

Value:

So far, almost 1,000 grants have been approved, totaling well over $600,000.

Read more

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 444 204
Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707
Email: qau@wintec.ac.nz
Web: http://www.wintec.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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