Despite Victorian Government budget cuts across the VET sector, NMIT's Animal Studies and Veterinary Nursing programs will expand in 2013.
While NMIT continues to conduct financial modelling across all VET programs in the wake of the State budget cuts, the Institute has confirmed all its current Animal Studies and Veterinary Nursing programs will continue next year.
NMIT's (Fairfield campus) suite of Animal's Studies and Veterinary Nursing programs continuing in 2013 includes:
- Certificate II in Animal Studies
- Certificate III in Animal Technology
- Diploma of Animal Technology
- Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
- Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Student numbers in some of these programs are also expected to increase following a recent agreement between NMIT and Victoria University which will see Victoria University Animal Studies and Veterinary Nursing students transfer to equivalent NMIT programs following a decision by Victoria University to discontinue its programs in these areas.
“Victoria University believes NMIT offers high quality studies in Animal Studies and Veterinary Nursing,” said Victoria University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & Students), Professor Anne Jones. “We are happy that there are options for our students to transfer to NMIT.”
NMIT Deputy CEO / Director Programs, Mr David Draper, said “NMIT is pleased to offer Victoria University Animal Studies and Veterinary Nursing students the opportunity of continuing their studies with NMIT in 2013 and welcomes the collaborative approach between the two institutions.”
NMIT and Victoria University Animal Studies and Veterinary Nursing staff have already begun preliminary discussions regarding the transition of Victoria University students to NMIT. “We have arranged for Victoria University students to be given a tour of NMIT's Fairfield campus this semester followed by an information session,” said Mr Draper.
Future developments in the NMIT Animal Studies and Veterinary Nursing program also include the creation of a Veterinary Nursing Clinic at NMIT. The clinic could be in operation by 2014 and would provide services to the public as well as valuable hands-on experience for Veterinary Nursing students.
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