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Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (Honours)

Overview

Undertake additional practical studies and an honours research project to further develop your skills and knowledge by extending your expertise in Veterinary Technology with an honours year.

Under this program, you'll complete an honours year to complement your studies completed under the Bachelor of  Veterinary Technology.

The program will provide you with advanced training in clinical, regulatory, diagnostic or other para-professional streams applicable to veterinary technologists. It'll also develop your research skills to support you through an honours research project which you'll use to further develop your specialist knowledge in a topic of interest to you, such as equine exercise and rehabilitation, veterinary laboratory diagnostics or molecular and quantitative genetics.

The advanced clinical training will involve working in either the UQ Veterinary Teaching Hospital or at an approved external placement. You'll undertake advanced professional training under the guidance of a supervisor, and graduate with advanced skills and knowledge and enhanced employment opportunities or go on to additional postgraduate studies.

Location
Gatton
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
2422
AQF
Level 8
Location
Gatton
Fees
A$44464 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Semester dates for 2023 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
2422
CRICOS Code
094109J
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Enhance your employment opportunities through advanced professional training under the guidance of a supervisor.
  • Complete advanced clinical training in either UQ's Veterinary Teaching Hospital or at an external placement.
  • Build your specialist knowledge with an honours research project in Veterinary Technology.

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QS World University Rankings 2021

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How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Online study
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Epidemiological and Research Methods for Animal and Veterinary Biosciences
  • Veterinary Technology Honours Practicum
  • Honours Research Project in Veterinary Technology

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Veterinary technician
  • Veterinary nurse
  • Laboratory technician
  • Veterinary pathologist
  • Biosecurity officer
  • Technical manager

Next steps after graduation

Veterinary technologists are integral members of veterinary healthcare teams and make important contributions to animal health and welfare.

As a para-veterinary healthcare specialist, you’ll be equipped with critical thinking, problem-solving and self-directed learning skills that can be applied to supervisory and management roles in a range of animal-related fields.

You’ll find employment in roles and fields such as:

  • support staff in veterinary practices (providing general, specialist, emergency and critical care), including veterinary practice management
  • animal behaviour and training instructor
  • animal management officer with local councils
  • animal research technician and supervisor
  • biosecurity inspector and project support with government agencies
  • clinical academic in higher education (veterinary nursing)
  • regulatory affairs officer for veterinary drug and product registration
  • teacher/trainer in vocational training and education (veterinary nursing)
  • veterinary clinical nutrition technician
  • veterinary laboratory scientist
  • veterinary pharmaceutical representative.

Undertaking an honours year in either a research or clinical stream could lead you to postgraduate studies.

Find out more about careers that started in science

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (or equivalent), with:
  •  a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale, and
  •  have secured an honours project and supervisor, and
  •  satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (or equivalent), with:
  •  a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale, and
  •  have secured an honours project and supervisor, and
  •  satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

English language requirements

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.

BE - 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.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Additional application information

You'll be exposed to animals and agricultural environments as part of your learning. Immunisations against tetanus and Q fever are mandatory and you'll be required to provide evidence of immunisation upon commencement of the program. Q fever screening and vaccination is currently only available in Australia. Refer to the UQ Student Immunisation Requirements for more information.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $11,300

Indicative annual fee 2021 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2022 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2021.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (Honours) for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

AUD $44,464

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (Honours) for the 2022 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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