This course is 12 months full time and 18 months part time study. For full time study, you should expect to study between 30 - 40 hours per week. For part time study, you should expect to study between 15 - 20 hours per week. The amount of time you spend studying will depend upon your previous study and work experience.
There are no compulsory workshops to complete this course
Portfolio of Evidence
There is a practical component required for completing the Certificate. Near the completion of the course students are required to produce evidence of 10 hours supervised practical work with an approved organisation, such as the SPCA. These hours are not included 30-40 hours per week of study (full time).
In addition, student are required to sit a Practical Clinical Nursing Examination at a local veterinary clinic.
Applicants must have completed Year 11 or equivalent secondary school education, must be at least aged 18 and be able to read, speak and comprehend English language (for international non-English speaking applicants: at level 6.5 IELTS).
The first intake date is May 1st 2010. A minimum of 10 full time students will be required for the course to begin at this time.
Course fees are $3950. Text book costs and administration fees are in addition to this. Practical examinations are undertaken under the supervision of a vet. Any fee charged by the vet in relation to preparation for and the undertaking of this exam are the responsibility of the student.
This course provides skills in applied complementary animal therapies for those people in existing roles working with animals who wish to enhance their skill base. This includes farmers, vets, vet nurses, animal breeders and trainers, hobbyists, lifestyle block owners, and pet owners.
Please note: that this course does not provide the skills required for professional practice. It is a pre-requisite to further study at Diploma level, for those whose goal is to enter professional practice as a Complementary Animal Therapist.
For further information visit www.ncnz.co.nz or call toll free on 0800 759 0218.