Longerenong College to offer vet nursing courses

LONGERENONG College could offer veterinary nursing courses under a proposed partnership with the Australian College of Applied Animal Science. 

The college has signed a memorandum of understanding to investigate a partnership with the Melbourne-based college.

General manager John Goldsmith said college students would work with their counterparts in Melbourne under the agreement.

He said the colleges had not decided when the course would be offered at Longerenong. 

“It is something that has been in the pipeline for a while now,” he said. 

“The Australian College of Applied Animal Science wanted to join up with us because its programs are aligned with what we do.”

Mr Goldsmith revealed the plans after an information day for prospective students on Friday. 

He said people travelled from across the country for the mini open day.

Four people applied to study at the college next year following a tour of the campus and course information sessions. 

“We had 25 prospective students come along, which is a lot more than what we were expecting,” Mr Goldsmith said.

“If we get 12 to 15 people along we are normally really pleased.

“Some of the students who attended have already applied but haven’t been to the campus before.

“Following a trend we have had in the past couple of years, we are definitely going to have more females than males enrolling next year.”

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