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Qualification: Veterinary technician (no legal status)

Veterinary technician (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Certificate holders will be able to: 

  • recognise the needs of animals and their proper care and transport,
  • provide technical veterinary care of animals,
  • perform laboratory research from the taking of samples to producing reports,
  • prepare animals for procedures and care, and inform owners about them,
  • assist in diagnostic procedures and surgery,
  • administer medicines,
  • assist in running a veterinary pharmacy,
  • work in reception and directing of clients,
  • show a humane attitude to animals,
  • communicate in a business situation (with owners of animals and co-workers),
  • work in a group and use information and communication technologies,
  • protect human and animal health, protect the environment and rationally use natural energy sources and raw materials,
  • observe safety, hygiene and other regulations,
  • assure the quality of procedures carried out,

Elective: 

  • raising, protecting the health of and caring for small animals (carnivores, rodents, reptiles, ornamental birds and fish),
  • recognising deviations from the physiological state and taking appropriate action,
  • advising animal owners regarding the care and tending of small animals,
  • performing insemination of bovines and pigs,
  • supervising and assisting in births and caring for new-born animals and the mother,
  • caring for horn growths,
  • checking milk.

Certificate holders supplement their key vocational knowledge and abilities with key general knowledge in line with national standards.

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Students must successfully (i.e. with passing grades) complete all general education subjects, compulsory vocational modules, one elective vocational module and the open part of the curriculum. They must also complete extracurricular activities and on-the-job training and pass the vocational matura examination.

A vocational matura comprises a compulsory section (written and oral examination in Slovene and veterinary care) and an elective section (written and oral foreign language or mathematics examination, and product/service and an oral presentation).

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Vocational and technical secondary schools and adult education institutions.

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  • Elementary school education or
  • lower vocational education

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Students' vocational abilities and skills and the fulfilment of conditions to obtain credits in accordance with the relevant education programme are established through verification and assessment. Assessment of students also takes into account non-formally acquired knowledge, which must be adequately demonstrated. Students are assessed using grades from 5 (excellent) to 1 (inadequate).

 

NQF Level: 
5
Access requirements: 
  • Elementary school education or
  • lower vocational education
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Students must successfully (i.e. with passing grades) complete all general education subjects, compulsory vocational modules, one elective vocational module and the open part of the curriculum. They must also complete extracurricular activities and on-the-job training and pass the vocational matura examination.

A vocational matura comprises a compulsory section (written and oral examination in Slovene and veterinary care) and an elective section (written and oral foreign language or mathematics examination, and product/service and an oral presentation).