Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing Placement

Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing Placement

We understand that finding work placement can be a real struggle for budding Veterinary nurses. As part of our commitment to supporting the learning and development of those entering the industry, we offer a handful of voluntary placement opportunities for students enrolled in Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing each year that will allow you to experience the practical components of your study in a real clinic situation.

What will I be doing?

Your role and responsibility within the clinic will begin with entry level tasks such as assisting the vet and other nurses, setting up for surgery, general cleaning and walking pets and then gradually increase to include more patient handling and experienced nursing duties such as basic dental procedures, grooming, running pathology tests, blood collection and IV catheterisation as well as administrative tasks.

Is this a paid placement?

The placement opportunity is voluntary based and therefore students will not be paid for their time with us. However, high performing students in the past have been offered a permanent position after the completion of their course. This is of course dependent on the clinic’s capacity and needs at the time.

What do I need to Apply?

As an entry level nurse, you should be punctual, proactive, willing to get your hands dirty and eager to learn. If this sounds like you and you would like to be considered for a placement opportunities, please ensure you have the following information:

1. Proof of current studies with an organisation that has Vocational Training and Advisory Board (VTAB) Accreditation

2. A cover letter

3. An up to date and well presented CV stating your previous work experience and animal related experience (where relevant).

4. Details of your placement requirements and availability

What is the application process?

1. We advise that you visit the clinic in person on a weekday or call us (9764 6066) with your intent for placement where possible. We have lots of students apply at the beginning of each year, so we recommend that you apply once you’ve been accepted into your course or even a bit before.

2. Email the required information above to animaltracksvet@gmail.com

3. We will reply back to you as soon as we can as we don’t like to leave anyone hanging. If you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks, please give us a call or a follow up email.

4. Students with a successful application may be invited in for an interview.

5. If you are successful with your interview we will send you a letter of intention and a start date will be arranged.

Meet Our Student Nurses

“Animal Tracks is different to other clinics I’ve done placement at, I’m able to be actively involved in many more tasks rather than just observe. The staff are very friendly and I feel like I’m valued like every other employee”

Nurse Vanessa with grey tabby kitten


Vanessa is currently completing her certificate IV at TAFE and has been doing placement with us since August 2020. She is now working with us part time while she completes her studies.
Vanessa has a domestic short haired cat named Midnight and 4 budgies