FIELD AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, AND FISHERIES
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
Telephone 04 801 9616
Facsimile 04 801 9626