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What will I learn?

Equip yourself with the theoretical and practical skills for a rewarding career as a para-veterinary healthcare specialist, working in animal health and welfare.

In the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology, you'll study 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, veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics, veterinary surgical and medical nursing principles, and veterinary practice management.

As you progress through the program, you can choose from a wide range of elective courses to broaden or focus your skills, or pursue an area of interest. Elective options include equine exercise and rehabilitation, veterinary laboratory diagnostics, or molecular and quantitative genetics.

You can also enhance your skills by concurrently enrolling in the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, the Certificate III in Rural Operations or the Farm Ready program.

You'll graduate with the skills and knowledge to take on a leadership role across a broad range of animal-related fields.

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
Laboratory technician
Production processing technician
Veterinary pathologist
Quality assurance officer
Veterinary nurse
Biosecurity officer
Veterinary clinical nutrition technician
Veterinary pharmaceutical representative
Clinical academic

Which department am I in?

Agriculture and Environment



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$44,464.00 (23,95,690) per year
The given fees is refers to 2022 and subject to change for 2023 intakes.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

20 February 2023


Gatton Campus



4343, GATTON, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be offered a place in an undergraduate program, you need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12, or a qualification equivalent to Queensland Year 12, with the required minimum entry score for the program you're interested in studying. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills. 

For international students

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C). Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics are recommended subjects.

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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

The University of Queensland offers below pathways courses for this subject

About The University of Queensland

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