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STAR Vet Nursing Taster

STAR Vet Nursing Taster

Love animals? Find out what it's like to be a vet nurse with the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Vet Nursing Taster course, and study while still in school.

A close-up photograph of a vet holding a puppy
Quick info

Locations: UCOL | Te Pūkenga Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL | Te Pūkenga Whanganui

Duration: One day per week over two weeks (Friday).

Dates:
Palmerston North
01 Aug - 08 Aug 2023
10 Nov - 17 Nov 2023

Whanganui
2023 dates TBC

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-free to learners. Fees apply to participating schools.Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Not applicable.

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

In the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Vet Nursing Taster course you'll complete practical activities that are common in everyday vet practices.

How to apply

If you're interested in applying for the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Vet Nursing Taster Programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school.


 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Vet Nursing Taster course is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and a taste for the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career as a vet nurse. If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries for Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses, see careers.govt.nz

 Course Information

  • Basic animal care
  • Basic control and restraint
  • Basic grooming
  • Confidentiality and professional issues

 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 11 - 13 secondary school learners (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or learners with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school).

Applications are to be received from participating schools.

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

The UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Vet Nursing Taster course is part of a suite of courses offered by UCOL | Te Pūkenga to secondary learners seeking to explore their career options while still in school. 

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Vet Nursing Taster course, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. 

Costs
Fees-free for learners. Upon successful application your school will pay UCOL | Te Pūkenga a fee.

 Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this course. Simply, bring a pen, paper and your lunch each week.

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