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Bachelors of  Agribusiness/Veterinary Technology

Program code: 2391
QTAC code: 766301
CRICOS code: 087887C


Gatton, St Lucia


4 Years full-time


Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)

Want to play a vital role in animal health and welfare? Gain practical business skills, advanced clinical expertise and specialised knowledge in veterinary technology with this hands-on dual program.

  • This four-year program will develop your business skills and para-veterinary expertise to prepare you for a career in the Australian biosecurity and veterinary technology industries.
  • Study advanced animal handling, welfare and behaviour, nutrition, veterinary pharmacology and biosecurity issues. You’ll learn from internationally regarded researchers and practitioners.
  • Gain skills in routine laboratory and clinical support procedures for small and large animals, and study veterinary surgical nursing principles and veterinary practice management.
  • Learn about marketing, finance, and managing people and technology along the agrifood value chain. You’ll take business courses in accounting, economics and market research.

Your advanced technical skills and business knowledge will equip you for a range of high-level care and management positions in animal health and welfare.

  • Campus Facilities

    Best of both worlds

    Experience city and rural living at two UQ campuses. You’ll take business courses in the award-winning UQ Business School at Brisbane's St Lucia campus and veterinary technology courses at UQ’s specialist rural Gatton campus.

  • Employability

    Double your opportunities

    This dual program (double degree) will improve your employment prospects. Use your course load to broaden your knowledge and professional skill set in your combined interest areas and graduate with twice the qualifications.

  • Professional experience

    Put theory into practice

    Gain valuable hands-on experience through industry placements, case studies and fieldwork across both of your programs. You’ll conduct market research and connect with industry professionals, exposing you to workplace practice.

  • Why study

    Leader on global issues

    Embark on your career with the best skill set available. UQ is consistently Australia’s top institution for agricultural research and is ranked 17th in the world, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Career outcomes

The combination of veterinary technology and agribusiness will ensure you graduate commercially aware, innovative, internationally oriented and technically competent.

With specialist knowledge in both fields, you’ll find employment in roles and industries such as:

  • agribusiness management
  • agribusiness research
  • animal management officer with local councils
  • animal research technician and supervisor
  • biosecurity inspector and project support with government agencies
  • export marketing and management
  • policy development and analysis in agricultural and regional agencies
  • roles within government departments in Australia and overseas
  • regulatory affairs officer for veterinary drug and product registration
  • veterinary clinical nutrition technician
  • veterinary laboratory scientist
  • veterinary pharmaceutical representative.

Find out more about careers that started in science

  • Beyond the classroom

    Gain international experience

    Undertake a global experience during your studies and gain a new understanding of the local and global challenges in agribusiness and veterinary technology.

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  • Students

    Get the most out of your studies

    Find out about compulsory or recommended courses, plan your upcoming semester and create a successful path for your degree, using the Science Study Planner.

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  • Why study
    “The thing I love most about studying Veterinary Technology at UQ Gatton is facilities. It has its own dairy, poultry and equine units, herds of sheep and goats, a piggery, small animal and equine hospitals, a Clinical Studies Centre and plenty of research facilities. You learn about animals one day and the next morning they’re standing in front of you and you can apply your knowledge.” Sarah Duncan, Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (current student)
  • Why study

    Meet Angus, he studies Agribusiness at UQ

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Admissions criteria

Entry scores

All international applicants need to meet the minimum entry score for this program.


Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English plus one of Mathematics A or Mathematics B.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Agribusiness/Veterinary Technology are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

The Bachelors of Agribusiness/Veterinary Technology is made up of two course lists:

Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Bachelors of Agribusiness/Veterinary Technology has a single set of Program Rules, which explain what is required to complete the dual program. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

If you decide to enrol in a dual program, you can use a Dual Degree Planner to help organise your studies.

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,504
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Agribusiness/Veterinary Technology for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.


International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

How you apply for the Bachelors of Agribusiness/Veterinary Technology depends on what type of applicant you are.

Apply now to QTAC

Your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian year 12 (either in Australia or offshore), or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia.

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All other international applicants

If you’re not currently studying Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia, submit your application directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university.

If you’re studying year 12 in Australia, a good resource is the QTAC website, which has information about the application process and closing dates. Note: what QTAC calls a “course” we call a "program".

If you’re applying directly to UQ, the closing date for the Bachelors of Agribusiness/Veterinary Technology is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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