Bachelor of Veterinary Technology
The University of Queensland - Gatton

Course outline

Equip yourself with the theoretical and practical skills to become a para-veterinary healthcare specialist. Study basic sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics), animal handling and care, welfare and behaviour, applied and clinical nutrition, mechanisms of animal disease and diagnostic techniques. You’ll also learn about clinical aspects of small and large animal health, therapeutics, surgical and medical nursing principles, and veterinary practice management. Use practical sessions, clinical rotations and industry placements to develop your skills in critical thinking, problem-solving and self-directed learning. Access world-class animal health facilities at UQ’s Gatton campus to experience all aspects of small and large animal care. On graduation, you will find supervisory and management roles in a range of animal-related fields. Enhance your skills by concurrently enrolling in the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, the Certificate III in Rural Operations or the Farm Ready program. For more information, visit Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at UQ.

Note

This program is offered internally however some individual courses may be available by external mode.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

Recommended study
Biology, Chemistry, Physics (Units 3 and 4, C).
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
78.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

99.75

85.95

74.95

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

86.70

78.20

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

63

7

6

60

0

0

17

153

Percentage of all students

41.2%

4.6%

3.9%

39.2%

0.0%

0.0%

11.1%

100%

Notes

Career opportunities

Find employment in veterinary radiology, anaesthesia, pathology, clinical pathology, nutrition and veterinary therapeutics. You may work as support staff in veterinary practices in roles such as veterinary emergency and critical care technicians, or veterinary practice managers, animal behaviour and training instructors, animal research technicians or supervisors, biosecurity inspectors and project support officers with government agencies, livestock enterprises and zoos.

Course Code
787309
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$5920 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Primary industries and environment
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Darling Downs & South West QLD