Bachelor of Veterinary Technology
The University of Queensland - Gatton

Course outline

Gain 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. Learn 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 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. Graduates find supervisory and management roles in a range of animal-related fields. Gain additional skills by concurrently enrolling in the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (ACM40418) or the Farm Ready Program with UQ Skills (RTO: #1511). For more information, visit Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at UQ.


Third year of the program commences in semester 1 only and must be completed full-time.

Other requirements

Students are exposed to animals and agricultural environments as part of their learning. Immunisations against tetanus and Q fever are mandatory and students will be required to provide evidence of immunisation upon commencement of the program.

Admissions Criteria

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


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, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




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.

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Career opportunities

Veterinary emergency and critical care technician; veterinary practice manager; animal behaviour and training instructor; biosecurity inspector.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

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

Darling Downs & South West QLD