Support the New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6)

The Veterinary Services Industry has been steadily growing, as have learner numbers. However, industry reports nursing shortages. There are also moves in the industry to increase the ratio of veterinarians to nurses from 1:1 to 1:3. This will increase the need for nurses.

Increase workforce diversity – support programmes that improve the participation of Māori, Pacific peoples, and men

Māori only formed 6% of the veterinary services workforce in 2020, and men were only 19% – these are the lowest participation rates for these groups in the food and fibre sector. Pacific peoples were less than 1% of the workforce.


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