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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 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 the UCOL Te Pūkenga 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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