Telford Certificate for Rural Animal Technicians (Level 4)

Lincoln University

Subject area

Veterinary Assisting


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Entry requirements

At least 18 years of age, completed four years of secondary and have NCEA (L2) with NCEA L1 Science and at least 12 credits in chemistry and/or biology at NCEA Level 2 or equivalent. International students must meet English Language requirements; IELTS (academic) overall band score of 6 with no individual components less than 5.5, or equivalent

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will be able to work competently as rural animal technicians in a veterinary practice; could gain entry level employment in allied sectors such as dairy farming/ manufacturing. High performing graduates may pursue higher education and become technologists or professionals in the animal science field.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Veterinary Studies at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

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Elsie and Laura Lehmann Trust

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 106 010
Phone: (03) 325 2811
Fax: (03) 325 3615

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