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STAR Vet Nursing Taster Programme

STAR Vet Nursing Taster Programme

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Love animals? Find out what it's like to be a vet nurse with UCOL's STAR Vet Nursing Taster Programme, and study while still in school.

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Quick info

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Whanganui

Duration: One day per week over two weeks.

Dates:
To be confirmed.

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-free to students. Fees apply to participating schools.Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Not applicable.

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

In UCOL's STAR Vet Nursing Taster Programme you'll complete practical activities that are common in everyday vet practices.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for STAR Vet Nursing Taster Programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school.

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of UCOL's STAR Vet Nursing Taster Programme is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and a taste for the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career as a vet nurse. If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses.

 Course Information

  • Basic animal care
  • Basic control and restraint
  • Basic grooming
  • Confidentiality and professional issues

 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 11 - 13 secondary school students (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or students with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school).

Applications are to be received from participating schools.

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

UCOL's STAR Vet Nursing Taster Programme is part of a suite of programmes offered by UCOL to secondary students seeking to explore their career options while still in school. 

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for STAR Vet Nursing Taster Programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. 

Costs
Fees-free for students. Upon successful application your school will pay UCOL a fee.

 Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this programme. Simply, bring a pen, paper and your lunch each week.

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