Diploma for Rural Veterinary Technicians (Level 5)
Southern Institute of Technology
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
On successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to work competently as rural veterinary technicians in a veterinary practice and independently carry out a range of identified tasks. They may also gain entry level employment in allied sectors such as dairy farming/manufacturing, retail outlets, animal research, artificial breeding services, and TB testing. Valuable experience and/or specialist training may lead to senior/specialist roles in large and well-established veterinary practices, allied organisations or self-employment. High performing graduates may pursue higher education and become technologists or professionals in the animal science field.
Key Information for Students
NCEA level 3 (i.e. a minimum of 60 credits at level 3 or above together with 20 credits at level 2 or above) with a minimum of 14 credits at level 3 or higher in each of three approved subjects; 5 reading credits and 5 writing credits at Level 2 or higher from standards on the NZQA list of university entrance literacy standards and 10 credits from standards on the NZQA list of numeracy standards, or all three of the following unit standards: 26623, 26626 and 26627.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$30,381 - $42,512|
|In further study||23%|
|On a benefit||1%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
Student Summer Scholarship Award
New Zealand Companion Animal Trust (NZCAT) - Secretary/Manager
Up to $1,600
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.
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.