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Associate Certificate in Applied Veterinary Nursing (ADV102)

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The Associate Certificate in Applied Veterinary Nursing

The Associate Certificate in Applied Veterinary Nursing are for those with a keen interest in supervision and head nurse roles within a clinic. Focusing on client liaison and animal health, students will have a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry along with animal health, vitality and well-being and client wants and needs.

The Associate Certificate in Applied Veterinary Nursing is an extension of the Advance Certificate in Applied Veterinary Nursing and is aimed for those that want to branch out into a more advanced role within the veterinary industry.

Students do not need to complete the Certificate or the Advanced Certificate in Applied Veterinary Nursing in order to commence the Associate Certificate in Applied Veterinary Nursing. Students can commence the Associate Certificate in Applied Veterinary Nursing without any pre-requisites.

The Associate Certificate in Applied Veterinary Nursing will enable students to work in a variety of areas including veterinary clinics, pet shops and welfare organisations.

Students will learn how to supervise staff, to handle conflict and to communicate on all levels. Students will also learn how to start a business within the animal field - puppy preschool, dog walking, pet sitting, pet grooming.

The Associate Certificate in Applied Veterinary Nursing is internationally recognised and is conducted on line. The Associate Certificate in Applied Veterinary Nursing composes of 26 modules which also includes exams and assessments.

The duration of the Associate Certificate in Applied Veterinary Nursing is 24 months and students have the option of obtaining a study timetable to keep them on track with modules and assessments. Students are also offered workshop training and are required to book their seat when the workshops become available in their closest city. The workshops are not compulsory. Students do not have to attend in order to pass.

Students can either pay for the course in full or choose the Payment Plan option. Payment Plans are only available for students residing in Australia.

Download Payment Plan Direct Debit Form Here

Students are required to undergo 300 hours of work placement with the Associate Certificate in Applied Veterinary Nursing before they can graduate.

Each unit is a short course and can be studied separately.


Units of Study - Click on each unit to read in depth of what each module entails

Workplace Health and Safety

Animal Anatomy and Physiology (Animal Husbandry I)

Biochemistry 1 (Animal and Human)

Biochemistry 2 (Animal and Plant)

Biochemistry 3 (Animal Processes)

Cell Biology

Animal Diseases

Animal Husbandry II (Health)

Animal Husbandry III (Animal Feed and Nutrition)

Animal Health Care

Animal Behaviour

Animal Welfare

Dog Care

Dog Psychology and Training

Domestic Cat Care

Cat Psychology and Training

Pet Care

Animal Grooming

Bird Keeping

Aquarium Management



Office Practices

Conflict Management

Starting a Business

Supervision I

TVN Practical Workshop (Australia Only)

Student Placement – 300 hours

Student Parrots in Paradise Placement (see Parrots in Paradise Placement for more information)



Study when, where and however much you want. For most students, the course can be completed within 24 months.

Extra Reading

The following books, available through this web site are relevant supplementary reading for this course

  • Animal Feed
  • Animal Health
  • Working with Animals


Self Assessment Tests are presented throughout the course. These are essentially an automated quiz. When you undertake a "SAT" or "Self Assessment Test", you will be able to see what you got correct, and what was incorrect; and in that way, you can identify your weaknesses.

Assignments are given at the end of each lesson. You should complete this assignment, paying careful attention to follow what is asked of you. It can be just as important to learn to work to specification, as it is to learn about the topic you are studying. 

Recognition and Ethics

TVN Academy is internationally recognised through the IARC

A strict "No Plagiarism" and "No fraud" policy exists. Assignments are checked for plagiarism, and assignments will not be deemed to have been completed, if work is not your own original creation, and is found to have been copied from elsewhere. If the person doing the course is discovered to be different to the name enrolled, the enrolment and any results will be recorded as invalid and any fees paid will be forfeited.

Refund Policy

A full refund less expenses (up to 15% of fees applied) is provided to anyone wishing to withdraw from a course, within 2 weeks of enrolment. This does not apply after the first assignment has been submitted and marked; or after the two weeks has expired.


We believe that we have an ethical responsibility to make good use of the fees you pay and the time you invest into an education through our academy. To this end, our first priority is always your learning. This comes before issues such as formal accreditations, speculative marketing and bureaucratic processes which all too often add considerable costs to the running of colleges, and take resources away from the provision of more valuable services to the student.

TVN Academy focuses on facilitating your learning and support to optimise that learning. We recognise that learning is all about improving knowledge and skills in your long term memory. While some colleges may focus on getting you to pass exams, by committing knowledge to short term memory; we understand that such an approach is not true education, and does little to improve your long term career or business prospects. 

How Could This Course Help You?

For those that want to take their skill to the top then this course will get you there!


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Associate Certificate in Applied Veterinary Nursing (ADV102) Associate Certificate in Applied Veterinary Nursing (ADV102)
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