Revision of Veterinary Nursing qualification


National Diploma in Veterinary Nursing - [Ref: 0222]


The Primary Industry Training Organisation has revised the qualification listed above.


Date new versions published                                                          December 2013


This qualification will be replaced as a result of the Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing mandatory review.


Reason for the revision


This qualification was revised to move standards 355 and 1874 from the compulsory to the elective section.  These standards were no longer appropriate in the compulsory section and created a barrier to completion for some candidates. The standards were moved to the elective section so that they could be undertaken if required.


Main changes resulting from the revision


Changes to structure and content

·        Standards 335 and 1874 were moved from the compulsory to the elective section of the qualification

·        The qualifications credit value was reduced from 181 to 171 credits as a result of the movement of standards from the compulsory to elective section.




Current candidates may complete versions 5 or 6, or transfer their results to version 7.


The start date for programmes or courses for version 7 is December 2013.


It is not intended that anyone be disadvantaged by this revision.  However, anyone who feels they have been disadvantaged may appeal to the Primary Industry Training Organisation at the address below. Appeals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Primary Industry Training Organisation

PO Box 10-383

The Terrace

Wellington 6143


Telephone               04 801 9616

Facsimile                04 801 9626