Occupation Profile – Veterinary Nurse – (ANZSCO 361311) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

ANZSCO Code361311
Occupations in this Group361311 Veterinary Nurse
DescriptionCares for animals under treatment or in temporary residence at veterinary facilities and assists Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations.
Skill Level3
Alternative TitlesAnimal Nurse
Veterinary Assistant
Occupation ListShort-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
Tasks-holding animals to allow examination and treatment by Veterinarians
-cleaning and sterilising examination tables and equipment
-preparing instruments and handing them to the Veterinarian
-assisting Veterinarians to administer anaesthetics and oxygen during operations
-placing animals in cages for recovery from operations and monitoring their condition
-giving medications to animals
-maintaining stock control and records
-providing animal care advice, and preparing, delivering, and reviewing animal care education programs
-may perform diagnostic laboratory tests
-may act as receptionist, accept payments and undertake clerical work
Skills Assessment AuthorityVETASSESS
Related OccupationsNone
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsCompetent English (e.g. IELTS: at least 6 in each skill)