Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Unitec Institute of Technology
Auckland, New Zealand
Study mode
2 years
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 28,138

Entry Requirements

  • For Level 6 Diploma programmes applicants must have a total of 60 NCEA credits at level 2 in best 4 subjects, OR a maximum total of 16 in best 4 Sixth Form Certificate subjects, OR equivalent OR completion of an appropriate qualification at Level 3 or above.

Special Admission

  • Attained the age of 20 years on or before the first day of the semester in which study for the diploma is to commence; AND 
  • Have provided sufficient evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other life experience that would indicate a successful outcome in the qualification.

English Language Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).
  • International Students for whom English is not their First Language
    • Completion of NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Academic Level 4;
    • An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
    • An overall TOEFL pBT (Paper-based Test) score of 550 (plus essay TWE of 5) OR  an overall TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of 60 (plus writing score of 20);
    • Level B2 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
    • First Certificate in English (FCE) with a Pass at Grade B OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 52 or higher under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language;
    • Pearson Test of English (PToE) (Academic) with a score of 50;
    • City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) B2 Communicator with a score of 66.


  • Vertebrate Anatomy & Physiology (Sem A) 
  • Vertebrate Anatomy & Physiology (Sem B) 
  • Animal Business Studies 
  • Animal Business Studies (Sem A) 
  • Animal Business Studies (Sem B) 
  • Animal Clinical Care (Sem A) 
  • Animal Clinical Care (Sem B) 
  • Clinical Animal Care Practicum (Sem A) 
  • Clinical Animal Care Practicum (Sem B) 
  • Veterinary Anaesthetic and Analgesic Procedures (Sem A) 
  • Veterinary Anaesthetic and Analgesic Procedures (Sem B) 
  • Contemporary Issues in Animal Management
  • Veterinary Laboratory Procedures 
  • Veterinary Laboratory Procedures (Sem A) 
  • Veterinary Laboratory Procedures (Sem B) 
  • Animal Husbandry (Sem A) 
  • Animal Husbandry (Sem B) 
  • Veterinary Medical & Surgical Care 
  • Veterinary Medical and Surgical Care (Sem A) 
  • Veterinary Medical and Surgical Care (Sem B)
  • Veterinary Medical & Surgical Care Practicum (Sem A) 
  • Veterinary Medical and Surgical Care Practicum (Sem B) 
  • Animal Disease & Pharmacology 
  • Animal Disease and Pharmacology (Sem A) 
  • Animal Disease and Pharmacology (Sem B) 
  • Veterinary Imaging 
  • Veterinary Imaging (Sem A)
  • Veterinary Imaging (Sem B) 
  • Companion Animal Behaviour 
  • Companion Animal Behaviour (Sem A) 
  • Companion Animal Behaviour (Sem B) 
  • Animal Health and Welfare 
  • Animal Health and Welfare (Sem A) 
  • Animal Health and Welfare (Sem B)

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