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Bachelors of Agribusiness / Veterinary Technology


Play a vital role in animal health and welfare by gaining practical business skills, advanced clinical expertise and specialised knowledge in veterinary technology with this hands-on dual program.

This four-year dual program will develop your business skills and para-veterinary expertise to prepare you for a career in the Australian agribusiness and veterinary technology industries.

You'll learn to market, finance and manage people and technology along the agrifood value chain linking producers with consumers. You'll acquire knowledge of the business disciplines including domestic and international marketing, commodity trading, human resource management, finance, supply chain management, sustainability and the e-technologies used to drive efficiency in agriculture.

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

You'll study animal handling and care, welfare and behaviour, applied and clinical nutrition, mechanisms of animal disease and diagnostic techniques, clinical aspects of small and large animal health, veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics, veterinary surgical and medical nursing principles, and veterinary practice management.

In your first and second years, you'll gain at least 80 hours of practical sessions and off-campus studies of 30 days. In your third year, you'll complete a total of 19 weeks on clinical rotation and placement, where you'll connect with industry professionals and be exposed to workplace practice.

Gatton, St Lucia
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Program Code
Level 7
Gatton, St Lucia
A$43504 (indicative per year)
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Program Code
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Gain valuable hands-on experience through industry placements, case studies and fieldwork across both of your programs.
  • Embark on your career with the best skill-set available. Join one of Australia's leading agribusiness programs and learn from internationally respected business experts.
  • 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.
  • Study in some of the best animal and veterinary facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.

44 in the world for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

25 in the world for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

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

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

What you'll study

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
  • Production processing technician
  • Veterinary pathologist
  • Quality assurance officer
  • Biosecurity officer
  • Agribusiness analyst
  • Export trader
  • Farm management consultant
  • Commercial manager, grain and commodities
  • Veterinary pharmaceutical representative

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


Next steps after graduation

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 fields such as:

  • agribusiness management
  • agribusiness research
  • animal management
  • animal research
  • biosecurity 
  • government
  • export marketing and management
  • policy development and analysis 
  • veterinary pharmaceuticals

Find out more about careers that started in science

Entry requirements


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


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

Entry score threshold


These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

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

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Agribusiness/BVetTech for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest5 / 925 / 92
Median7 / 877 / 88
Lowest11 / 7711 / 77

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study


(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study


(C) Work and life experience

(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor

International students




"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Student visas

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 (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

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

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,504

Indicative annual fee 2020

This 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 (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


Domestic places in the Bachelors of Agribusiness/Veterinary Technology 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

Indicative annual fee

AUD $10,131

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelors of Agribusiness/Veterinary Technology 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



How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

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

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

The QTAC code for the Bachelors of Agribusiness/Veterinary Technology is 766301.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelors of Agribusiness/Veterinary Technology is 2391.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to UQ

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • 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

Admissions schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

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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