Veterinary Nursing course at UCOL Polytech

Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

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Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Programme Overview


Get the vet nurse training, skills and knowledge you need for a rewarding career working with animals with UCOL’s Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.


UCOL’s Diploma in Veterinary Nursing opens the door to a broad range of animal health careers - from vet clinics, zoos, animal shelters, pet shops, wildlife parks, laboratories to agricultural and animal health sales.

Students receive fantastic learning support and gain real life experience with a clinical placement in a vet clinic for 5-7 weeks. This programme may be studied full-time in two years, part-time, or by distance learning. It also provides an opportunity to up-skill for those already working in industry but still need a qualification. Our vet nursing graduates are also approved to work in a BESTPractice TM accredited veterinary clinic.


Diploma in Vet Nursing fact sheet for distance learning option   


Programme Diploma in Veterinary Nursing - Level 6
Study Options / Duration Full-time 2 years. Part-time distance learning options available. ,
Campuses Palmerston North
Fees Domestic $6,053 per yearInternational $19,800 per year


Palmerston North

19 January 2016 - 4 December 2016




Classes are generally between the hours of 9.00am - 4.00pm Monday - Friday. Some classes may go on to 5.00pm.

Allow 20 hours in class and an additional 20 hours lecturer-directed learning each.
Other Programme Costs
UCOL has an Admission and Conversation process to make sure you are studying at a level you are prepared for. The aim is to help you find the right level of study and educational pathway for you to succeed at UCOL. For more information please download and read the UCOL Admission Guide.

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