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Diploma for Rural Veterinary Technicians (Level 5) - Telford

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

February 2020 - exact start date TBC

Duration:

37 Weeks, full-time

Location: Telford
Credits: 120

Students with an interest in the health and handling of large animals from a veterinary perspective will enrol in this interesting and challenging programme.

Rural Veterinary Technicians (RVT) students may become for example, farmers, scientists and rural veterinary technicians, with an interest in large animals such as horses, cattle, deer, goats, alpaca etc.

Telford offers small classes with a hands on training emphasis. Students develop their skills on the Telford farm and with vets in the surrounding areas. This equips graduates with industry best practice knowledge and skills. During the year you’ll develop a range of competencies relating to rural animals, work ethics and professional behaviour.

 

Content includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Diseases
  • General business practices
  • Rural animal reproduction
  • Rural animal handling and production
  • Surgery

 

Course Fees* (NZD):
• Domestic students: $4,777.35
• International Students: $20,020.40
• Student services fee: $240.00
(Compulsory)

 

Course Fees* (NZD):

 

  • Domestic students: $4,681.80
  • Student services fee: $240.00(Compulsory)

 

 

On successful completion of this programme,
graduates will be able to work competently as Rural
Veterinary Technicians in a veterinary practice. They
could also gain entry-level employment as a rural
veterinary technician in allied sectors such as dairy
farming and manufacturing, retail outlets, animal
research, artificial breeding services and TB testing.
High performing graduates may also choose to
pursue higher education and become technologists
or professionals in the animal science field.

On successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to work competently as Rural Veterinary Technicians in a veterinary practice. They could also gain entry-level employment as a rural veterinary technician in allied sectors such as dairy farming and manufacturing, retail outlets, animal research, artificial breeding services and TB testing. High performing graduates may also choose to pursue higher education and become technologists or professionals in the animal science field.

 

 

Applicants must:
• Have completed four years of secondary
education and achieved NCEA Level 2 with
NCEA Science Level 1 and at least 12 credits
in Chemistry and/or Biology at NCEA Level 2 or
equivalent
• Be aged 18 years or over be physical and
medically fit to manage the work without putting
self and/or others at risk, and have adequate
literacy and numeracy skills
• Places are limited, so there may be an interview
as part of the selection process
• International students must have sufficient
language skills. Please note International
students require: TOEFL 61 ibt, 500 paper,
Essay rating (TWE) 4, IELTS of 5.5.

 

Applicants must:

 

  • Have completed four years of secondary education and achieved NCEA Level 2 with NCEA Science Level 1 and at least 12 credits in Chemistry and/or Biology at NCEA Level 2 or equivalent
  • Be aged 18 years or over be physical and medically fit to manage the work without putting self and/or others at risk, and have adequate literacy and numeracy skills
  • Places are limited, so there may be an interviewas part of the selection process
  • International students must have sufficient language skills. Please note International students require: TOEFL 61 ibt, 500 paper, Essay rating (TWE) 4, IELTS of 5.5.

 

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