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Provide assistance to a veterinary team, maintain health and husbandry of animals, care for hospitalised patients, contribute in surgery preparation and anesthesia and assist with diagnostic procedures.

You will gain knowledge and practical skills in animal health and husbandry in EIT’s new purpose-built animal handling and housing facilities. The new simulated surgical suite will provide you with opportunities to learn surgical and anesthesia preparation and diagnostic procedures.

You will also spend time out in veterinary clinics around Hawke’s Bay and beyond, gaining valuable practical skills needed to become a veterinary nursing assistant.

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EIT - NZ Certificate in Animal Technology [Level 5] (Veterinary Nursing Assistant) Strand

Provide assistance to a veterinary team, maintain health and husbandry of animals, care for hospitalised patients, contribute in surgery preparation and anesthesia and assist with diagnostic procedures.

You will gain knowledge and practical skills in animal health and husbandry in EIT’s new purpose-built animal handling and housing facilities. The new simulated surgical suite will provide you with opportunities to learn surgical and anesthesia preparation and diagnostic procedures.

You will also spend time out in veterinary clinics around Hawke’s Bay and beyond, gaining valuable practical skills needed to become a veterinary nursing assistant.

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY 2017
VETERINARY NURSING ASSISTANT STRAND ENTRY

Information for International applicants

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare individuals as a
veterinary nursing assistant by providing them with the skills,
knowledge and attributes needed to help assist veterinarians and
veterinary nurses in a companion animal practice.

This qualification is targeted at people with previous animal handling
experience who wish to work in a veterinary related field or in a
veterinary clinic with companion animals. The animal industry will
benefit by having graduates qualified with skills to allow them
to be ready to work in a veterinary clinic, under the direction of a
veterinarian.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Possible jobs and career opportunities can include:

• Veterinary Nurse
• Medical/Veterinary Sales Representative
• Nutritional representative
• A nimal Welfare Officer
• Animal Technician

Qualification NZ Certificate in Animal Technology - Veterinary
Programme level Nursing Assistant Strand

Level 5

Length One year

Start dates 20 February

Study options Full-time

Fees NZ$ 21,000
Please see overleaf for additional costs.
Total number of 120
credits
Class times Approximately 18 hours per week. Classes
timetabled between 9.00am - 5.00pm
Individual study 7.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
hours
Location Napier Campus

Contact International Centre Phone: +64 6 974 8902
Email: [email protected]

international eit.ac.nz NOV 2015

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY
VETERINARY NURSING ASSISTANT STRAND

COURSE COSTS Good character requirement: ALL applicants are required to provide a
completed Criminal Declaration Form (copy of form is attached).
Compulsory course related costs:
• $220 required textbook EIT reserves the right to decline entry to the programme should an
• $80 recommended textbook applicant’s police record be such that they would be considered unsuitable
• $30 required Standard Procedures Book (if not purchased for NCAC) for veterinary nursing work. Applicants with convictions for dishonesty or
drug offences will likely be considered unsuitable. This requirement applies
ADDITIONAL COSTS to every year of enrolment in the programme.

• Transport to work experience where required Information sharing session: Applicants who meet entry requirements
• Clothing as required for small animal practicals including covered will be required to attend an information sharing session to discuss
information about the programme and communicate expectations
black shoes regarding the programme.
• Black dress pants for work placements
• Accommodation during out of region work placement (if applicable) Applicants who meet all entry requirements will be selected in order of
application.
ENTRY CRITERIA
A Bridging course is under development for those
Relevant animal care qualification including National Certificate in applicants who do not have adequate animal
Animal Care (Level 2) handling experience. The course will be run over
Or two weeks prior to the programme commencing
and will introduce applicants to basic animal
Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be handling skills required to successfully complete
acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can the programme.
demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry.

Applicants who meet all entry requirements will be selected in order of
application.
Other entry requirements include:
Curriculum Vitae: Applicants are to provide a recent curriculum vitae
including contact details for two referees.
Veterinary clinic observation requirement: Applicants are required to
have completed a minimum of three days observing in a veterinary clinic.
This may be demonstrated by information in the applicant’s curriculum
vitae, or a separate written attestation. A referee upon being contacted
by EIT must be able to verify this experience.
Animal handling experience requirement: Applicants are required
to have previous experience working with animals including a minimum
of 10 days with businesses such as SPCA, kennels, catteries, pet shops
or on farm. This may be demonstrated by information in the applicant’s
Curriculum Vitae, or a separate written attestation. A referee upon being
contacted by EIT must be able to verify this experience. If this experience
cannot be demonstrated, the applicant will be required to complete the
EIT animal handling bridging course.
Practical requirements: Students must be able to carry out physical
activities within the Animal Room and work placement to fulfil the
requirements of the programme. Students must also have no objection
to working with animals, dissection of animal body parts, body fluids and
cadavers. EIT reserves the right to decline entry to the programme should
an applicant’s physical ability or inability to work in this environment
prevent them carrying out practical activities required to fulfil the
requirements of the programme. These practical requirements will be
discussed and confirmed during the information session.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENT: FACILITIES

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have an Specialised animal practical facilities with simulated surgery
acceptable level of English language fluency prior to enrolment in the facilities, live animal housing, isolation unit, simulated clinic reception,
programme. This may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including diagnostic preparation room, laboratory facilities, and library and
successful study of a programme in which English was the language of computer facilities.
instruction, completion of a New Zealand Certificate in English Language
(Level 3), approved scores on IELTS tests (5.5 Academic with no band ACADEMIC STAFF
score below 5.0), completion of accepted international equivalents, or
completion of an EIT assessment. Our lecturers are highly trained professionals with particular areas of expertise.

ENTRY WITH CREDIT We value our partnership with students, and aim to provide quality
education in a supportive environment, encouraging personal growth and
You may already have some knowledge or skills that can be professional development.
recognised as part of your intended study. This may take a number of
different forms including study while at high school, study at a private NAME QUALIFICATIONS
training establishment, workplace training, other tertiary study, life
experiences or voluntary work. If you think you may qualify, you may Stephanie Thomas BVTech, Dip Sc.Tech, Programme Coordinator
want to apply for Cross Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning.
Emma Steiner Nat Cert in Vet Nursing, Reg Gen-Nurse
• Cross Credit is based on the equivalency of courses or qualifications,
you would apply for Cross Credit if you have passed a very similar PRACTICUM, WORK EXPERIENCE
course at the same level.
Students in the NZ Diploma in Veterinary Nursing must complete
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is based on the assessment of work experience commitments as set by the Programme Coordinator.
your current knowledge and skills. You would apply for RPL if you had Students will be required to complete 280 hours of clinic work
gained the relevant knowledge and skills through life experiences and placements. In order to provide students with different perspectives
informal learning situations. on veterinary nursing, they will complete their work experience in at
least two different veterinary practices.
You will be asked to provide details of anything that you would like
considered as credit toward your intended programme of study, as Students EIT will be required to find their own work placements with
part of your application. assistance from programme staff where needed. Work placements will
be in two or three week blocks, at least two out of region, unless a
Recognition of Prior Learning and Cross Credit cannot be awarded for student is unable to manage an out of region placement for a specific
a course if you are enrolled in that course. reason e.g caring for young children.
You must apply prior to enrolment.
While on work experience, students must maintain a logbook with
Overall RPL Credit Limit 50%. evidence of completion of the practical assessments and clinical
skills sign-off when competent. Students meet with the Programme
For further information and enquiries about RPL and Cross Credit please Coordinator on a regular basis, to discuss progress on the workplace
contact, Stephanie Thomas, Programme Coordinator, 06 974 8000, requirements. These meetings will take place either at EIT or in the
ext 5813. workplace, in which case the EIT Programme Coordinator will also
discuss the students’ progress with the workplace supervisor.
ASSESSMENTS
A memorandum of agreement will be drawn up between work
Assessment consists of practical workbook completion for on-campus the placement facility, the student and EIT, to define rights and
practicals, completion of work experience log book, assignments, responsibilities of each party involved in the work placements.
tests, exams and observations.

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY
VETERINARY NURSING ASSISTANT STRAND

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The structure of the programme is as follows. To be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology - Veterinary Nursing Assistant Strand,
students must have completed every course in the programme, as identified in the Schedule of Courses below. Total Credits for completion of the New
Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology =120.

COMPULSORY COURSE DESCRIPTION CREDIT NZQA SEMESTER
VALUE LEVEL OFFERED

CAT5.01 Applied Safety and Anatomy for Veterinary Nursing Practice 15 5 1
To enable students to be aware of hazards in the workplace, and gain knowledge of animal anatomy and 15 5 1
physiology for application in a workplace setting. 15 5 1
15 5 1
CAT5.02 Animal Behaviour, Handling and Nutrition
To gain the knowledge and skills needed in companion animal behaviour, handling and nutrition and to be 15 5 2
able to give advice to clients on these aspects of companion animal care.
15 5 2
CAT5.03 Health Care of Animals for Veterinary Nursing 15 5 2
To enable the student to apply Best Practice standards to the maintenance of animal health in a 15 5 2
veterinary facility.

CAT5.04 Introduction to Veterinary Practice
To enable the student to apply procedures and practices to the veterinary clinic workplace.

CAT5.05 Welfare and Well-Being for Veterinary Practice
To enable students to:
• identify the needs of the mother and neonates during reproduction in companion animals.
• integrate knowledge of legislation and professional codes of practice into suitable advice, responses

and sales methods to clients in a veterinary reception area.

CAT5.06 Veterinary Surgical and Diagnostic Services
To enable the student to provide a specified range of surgical and diagnostic services in a veterinary clinic

CAT5.07 Anaesthetic Monitoring and Analgesia of Animal Patients
To develop skills in the monitoring of anaesthesia, and recognising the analgesia needs of a surgical
patient, in a veterinary facility.

CAT5.08 Care of Hospitalised Animal Patients
To develop and apply skills and knowledge in provision of care for a variety of animals in the
veterinary clinic.

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY
VETERINARY NURSING ASSISTANT STRAND

01 Complete and sign our international student application form

02 Attach certified copies translated into English of your:
• Passport or birth certificate
• Proof of name change (if applicable)
• Evidence of your English language proficiency

ie. IELTS or equivalent
• Academic transcripts and qualification certificates
Please note that some programmes may require you to submit
additional documentation such as your Curriculum Vitae, portfolio
or references. Please check our website for any programme specific
documentation required.

03 Send your application to us
The easiest way is to send it by email to
[email protected]
We’d also be happy to accept it by post. You can also now apply
online at www.eit.ac.nz/students/international-students

04 We will assess your application and let you know the
outcome as soon as possible

If you are accepted we will send you an Offer of Place along with
details of the fees payable. If you do not meet all of the entry
criteria we may issue you with a Conditional Offer of Place. You will
need to meet all of the conditions as set out on your Offer of Place
before you can apply for your Student Visa.

05 Pay your fees and apply for your Student Visa
Once you have accepted your offer to study with us and paid your
fees, we will send you a receipt that you will need to submit when
applying for your visa. Details on applying for your Student Visa are
available on the Immigration New Zealand website
www.immigration.govt.nz

06 Let us know your arrival details
Once your visa has been approved you can then book your flights.
Please let us know your arrival details whether you’ll be living in EIT
accommodation or not. If you are staying in EIT accommodation, we
will arrange for you to be collected from the Napier airport for FREE.

DISCLAIMER. The programme fees, other costs, entry requirements, duration, and programme start dates are for 2017 and are listed as a guide only. All fees shown in the prospectus are in
New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax (GST) at current rates. Programme content is based on current information and may be subject to change. EIT reserves the right to
cancel or postpone any programme and shall not be liable for any claim other than that proportion of the programme fee, which the cancelled or postponed portion bears.


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