Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Diploma for Rural Veterinary Technicians (Level 5)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 5
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Health » Veterinary Studies » Veterinary Assisting
Strategic Purpose Statement
On successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to work competently as rural veterinary technicians in a veterinary practice and independently carry out a range of identified tasks. They may also gain entry level employment in allied sectors such as dairy farming/manufacturing, retail outlets, animal research, artificial breeding services, and TB testing. Valuable experience and/or specialist training may lead to senior/specialist roles in large and well-established veterinary practices, allied organisations or self-employment. High performing graduates may pursue higher education and become technologists or professionals in the animal science field.
Graduate profile
Not A graduate of a level 5 diploma is able to: * demonstrate broad operational or technical and theoretical knowledge within a specific field of work or study * select and apply a range of solutions to familiar and sometimes unfamiliar problems * select and apply a range of standard and non-standard processes relevant to the field of work or study * demonstrate complete self-management of learning and performance within defined contexts * demonstrate some responsibility for the management of learning and performance of others
Education pathways
Not available
Employment pathways
Not availableTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
NCEA level 3 (i.e. a minimum of 60 credits at level 3 or above together with 20 credits at level 2 or above) with a minimum of 14 credits at level 3 or higher in each of three approved subjects; 5 reading credits and 5 writing credits at Level 2 or higher from standards on the NZQA list of university entrance literacy standards and 10 credits from standards on the NZQA list of numeracy standards, or all three of the following unit standards: 26623, 26626 and 26627.
Education Organisation 3 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Lincoln University
Quality Assured By Committee on University Academic Programmes
Number TF0965
Status Expiring
Created February 2016
Last Date For Entry February 2019
Expires December 2020
Content
There are eight compulsory courses covering the areas of rural animal handling and production, anatomy and physiology, diseases, surgery, rural animal reproduction and general business practices.

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