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Wagga Wagga
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Duration

6 years full-time
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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of ATAR-related and other adjustment factors commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Fees and course offerings section for more information.

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Course highlights

Industry relevant

This course aims to provide highly competent veterinary graduates with a strong commitment to animal health, welfare and research, and to the development and protection of animal industries.

Build key networks while you study

Other than your workplace learning placements and clinical rotations, you will study at a single rural site for the six years of your course. Placements create a strong sense of collegiality between staff and students at all levels of the program. CSU also enjoys the support of an enthusiastic and interested regional community, ready access to a wide range of veterinary practices and farms, and the relaxed, enjoyable and affordable lifestyle which comes with living in a thriving regional centre of more than 60,000 people.

A holistic learning experience

You will develop skills in the diagnosis and management of disease in all common species of farm animals (cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and fish) and companion animals (horses, dogs and cats). The course provides a solid grounding in agricultural production systems and the integration of nutrition, genetics, economics and epidemiology for the optimal management of herds and flocks.

Practical sessions with live animals start in your first week and continue throughout the course. In addition to your scientific and clinical skills training, you will also develop a range of life and business skills that will help you in your work as a rural and/or regional veterinarian.

Secure a highly valued learning experience

Admission to this course is highly competitive, with approximately 350 applications received for the 66 available places each year. Successful applicants are required to demonstrate excellent academic achievements, superior communication skills, and a genuine commitment to animals, livestock industries and to working in rural and regional communities.

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This course is fully accredited with the Australian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC), the Veterinary Council of New Zealand and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK. This means that graduates will have achieved the necessary graduate attributes and will be eligible for registration as veterinarians in all states of Australia, and in New Zealand, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and South Africa.

To meet these professional expectations, CSU graduates must be able to demonstrate their ability to perform various animal handling, manipulative, therapeutic and diagnostic techniques.

The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council, through the Veterinary Schools Accreditation Advisory Committee during its 2010 visit to the school reviewed the curriculum and syllabus and recommended the adoption of all proposed changes in the interests of improving the student experience, developing lifelong learning and problem solving skills in the undergraduates and appropriately recognising the move to a problem based learning structure in the middle years of the course (Appendices). These changes have been developed through the Veterinary Program Committee in consultation with the Veterinary Schools Acreditation Advisory Committee.

CSU's Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science is unique in its focus on development of practical skills and client communication, particularly to agricultural business clients. Throughout your course you will consistently have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to real life cases. Students begin learning in a real life practical environment in the CSU livestock facilities from first year where you participate in animal handling pracs which include cattle, sheep, horse, dog and cat handling.

From the second half of year one, you will also begin attending placements in a wide range of vet clinics, some of which will occur during your holidays, building up to continuous three week rotations at a wide range of clinics, which may include participation in after hours patient care in the final phases of the course.

In your fourth year you will move into working with private commercial farms and in the equine and small animal teaching facilities during internal rotations. Internal rotations involve attending five different rotations which include dairy, farm animal, small animal, equine and clinical (anaesthetics and diagnostic imaging) and prepares you for the transition from theory to practice which you begin during your fourth year.

During this practical component students will see a wide range of cases, develop important diagnostic, animal handling and client communication skills as well as a thorough understanding and familiarity with the way different clinics operate, all of which will provide them with a competitive edge as a new graduate.

In the first three years, students are required to travel to veterinary practices within a radius of about 100km of Wagga Wagga. Students will either need a car of their own or will travel with another student who may expect some contribution for travel expenses. The University does not contribute to these costs.

In the last three sessions of the course students will travel to several off campus locations in three week blocks of clinical rotations. Some funding is available to assist with these additional expenses.

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

VSC118 Veterinary Practice 1
VSC218 Veterinary Practice 2
VSC331 Diagnosis and Critical Thinking in Veterinary Science
VSC410 Clinical Practice 1
VSC420 Clinical Practice 2
VSC450 Clinical Practice 3
VSC456 Clinical Rotation 1 - Equine Practice
VSC457 Clinical Rotation 2 - Small Animal Practice
VSC460 Veterinary Professional Practice
VSC461 Clinical Rotation 3 - Dairy Cattle Practice
VSC462 Clinical Rotation 4 - Rural Practice
VSC463 Clinical Rotation 5 - Veterinary Diagnostic Services
VSC464 Clinical Rotation 6- Specialism Practice
VSC465 Clinical Rotation 7- Livestock Industries
VSC466 Clinical Rotation 8 - Mixed Practice
VSC467 Clinical Rotation 9 - State Veterinary Medicine
VSC470 Clinical Rotation 10 - Clinical Extramural Studies 3

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

Clinical practice

Work in a veterinary clinic with animal owners, producers and communities to provide veterinary services, such as medicine, surgery and optimising herd/flock health and production. You will be able to use the skills and knowledge you have developed throughout the course, such as diagnostic imaging, anaesthesiology, reproduction and clinical reasoning.

Become an industry specialist

You may choose to specialise in one area of practice, such as dairy, equine or pigs, or become a herd health consultant or a nutrition or genetics specialist in a commercial farming organisation. Use your expertise to resolve challenges in the health and disease management of individual animals, herds and flocks.

Public health

Implement on-farm biosecurity and hygienic practices and assess quality assurance systems with regard to the production of food for human consumption. Working with government authorities, assess and communicate risks relating to outbreak investigations and other emerging public health issues.

Clinical practice

Work in a veterinary clinic with animal owners, producers and communities to provide veterinary services, such as medicine, surgery and optimising herd/flock health and production. You will be able to use the skills and knowledge you have developed throughout the course, such as diagnostic imaging, anaesthesiology, reproduction and clinical reasoning.

Become an industry specialist

You may choose to specialise in one area of practice, such as dairy, equine or pigs, or become a herd health consultant or a nutrition or genetics specialist in a commercial farming organisation. Use your expertise to resolve challenges in the health and disease management of individual animals, herds and flocks.

Public health

Implement on-farm biosecurity and hygienic practices and assess quality assurance systems with regard to the production of food for human consumption. Working with government authorities, assess and communicate risks relating to outbreak investigations and other emerging public health issues.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR. We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Location (Regional) Adjustment, and the Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Location (Regional) Adjustment, and the Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Credit eligibility will be considered for a limited number of subjects in the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science and will not result in shortening of the degree. Under normal circumstances, credit will only be considered for the following subjects: CHM102 Chemistry (prerequisite for VSC226); BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry; ASC273 Animal Nutrition; ASC221 Animal Genetics. Credit eligibility will be conferred by the Course Director.

It is your responsibility to make enquiries regarding your eligibility to receive Centrelink payments, particularly if you are applying for credit from prior study and/or are 25 years or older at the time of application.

If you are not accepted into this course the first time, you should make sure that veterinary science is the profession that you really want to pursue and seek career planning advice. If you have no Year 12 qualification or your ATAR was not high enough, you should concentrate on qualifying for admission to another course with a view to reapplying to CSU's Veterinary Science course in the future. You should choose a course that you think you will enjoy and do well in, and be happy to complete, should your future applications to CSU Veterinary Science be unsuccessful. It is also important to recognise the emphasis placed on commitment to farm animal production in the selection process.

You can enrol in another CSU course and then, if you meet eligibility requirements, you can apply for Veterinary Science by completing and submitting a Supplementary Application Form. This application will be judged on its merits at the same time as applications from students at other universities. CSU students do not get preference in this competitive process. Should your application be assessed sufficiently competitive, in comparison with other applicants, you would also be required to participate in the interview process.

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Fees and course offerings

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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

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Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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You can:

  1. pay your tuition fees up front by the census date each session direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees up front by the census date direct to the university and get help to cover the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

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A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay your tuition fees up front by the census date each session direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees up front by the census date direct to the university and get help to cover the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. get help to cover the cost of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

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Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

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If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay your tuition fees up front by the census date each session direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees up front by the census date direct to the university and get help to cover the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. get help to cover the cost of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science specific fee details

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If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls)
Hannah Gardner - Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science

"Having a rural vet course situated in the country makes the course very relevant and the people who go here are very like-minded."

Hannah Gardner - Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

This course consists of 384 points for both Pass and Honours streams:

Core subjects for both Pass and Honours streams (360 points; 45 subjects)

CHM102 Chemistry for Dental and Veterinary Sciences
ASC221 Animal Genetics
ASC262 Veterinary Reproduction
ASC273 Animal Nutrition
ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
ASC474 Intensive Animal Production and Welfare
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
VSC110 Animal Production and Welfare
VSC113 Fundamentals of Veterinary Cell Biology
VSC114 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology
VSC115 Pastures and Profits in Grazing Systems
VSC118 Veterinary Practice 1
VSC223 Veterinary Histology and Immunology
VSC218 Veterinary Practice 2
VSC224 Veterinary Anatomy
VSC225 Comparative Anatomy
VSC226 Veterinary Physiology
VSC227 Applied Veterinary Physiology
VSC310 Principles of Pathobiology
VSC321 Principles of Clinical and Systematic Pathology
VSC323 Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology
VSC324 Veterinary Pharmacology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
VSC331 Diagnosis and Critical Thinking in Veterinary Science
VSC332 Applied Animal Nutrition
VSC415 Population Medicine
VSC416 Production Animal Medicine 1
VSC417 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 1
VSC418 Public Health and Biosecurity 1
VSC425 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 2
VSC426 Production Animal Medicine 2
VSC427 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 3
VSC410 Clinical Practice 1
VSC420 Clinical Practice 2
VSC450 Clinical Practice 3
VSC451 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 4
VSC453 Public Health and Biosecurity 2
VSC455 Transition to the Profession
VSC456 Clinical Rotation 1 - Equine Practice
VSC457 Clinical Rotation 2 - Small Animal Practice
VSC461 Clinical Rotation 3 - Dairy Cattle Practice
VSC462 Clinical Rotation 4 - Rural Practice
VSC463 Clinical Rotation 5 - Veterinary Diagnostic Services
VSC467 Clinical Rotation 9 - State Veterinary Medicine
VSC470 Clinical Rotation 10 - Clinical Extramural Studies 3
VSC460 Veterinary Professional Practice


Restricted elective subjects for Pass stream only (24 points)
24 POINTS CHOSEN FROM:

VSC464 Clinical Rotation 6 - Specialism Practice
VSC465 Clinical Rotation 7 - Livestock Industries
VSC466 Clinical Rotation 8 - Mixed Practice
Compulsory subjects for Honours stream only (16 points; 1 subject)
HRS417 Science Honours Project/Dissertation (16 points)

Restricted elective subjects for Honours stream only (8 points)
8 POINTS CHOSEN FROM:

VSC464 Clinical Rotation 6 - Specialism Practice
VSC465 Clinical Rotation 7 - Livestock Industries

BACHELOR OF VETERINARY BIOLOGY (Exit point only course)

CHM102 Chemistry for Dental and Veterinary Sciences
ASC221 Animal Genetics
ASC262 Veterinary Reproduction
ASC273 Animal Nutrition
ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
ASC474 Intensive Animal Production and Welfare
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
VSC110 Animal Production and Welfare
VSC113 Fundamentals of Veterinary Cell Biology
VSC114 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology
VSC115 Pastures and Profits in Grazing Systems
VSC118 Veterinary Practice 1
VSC223 Veterinary Histology and Immunology
VSC218 Veterinary Practice 2
VSC224 Veterinary Anatomy
VSC225 Comparative Anatomy
VSC226 Veterinary Physiology
VSC227 Applied Veterinary Physiology
VSC310 Principles of Pathobiology
VSC321 Principles of Clinical and Systematic Pathology
VSC323 Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology
VSC324 Veterinary Pharmacology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
VSC331 Diagnosis and Critical Thinking in Veterinary Science
VSC332 Applied Animal Nutrition

Common to pass and Honours streams

Full-time

Phase 1
Session 1 (Session 1)

CHM102 Chemistry for Dental and Veterinary Sciences
VSC113 Fundamentals of Veterinary Cell Biology
VSC110 Animal Production and Welfare
VSC118 Veterinary Practice 1 (commenced)

Session 2 (Session 2)
VSC114 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology
VSC115 Pastures and Profits in Grazing Systems
VSC224 Veterinary Anatomy
ASC221 Animal Genetics
VSC118 Veterinary Practice 1 (completed)

Session 3 (Session 1)
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
VSC225 Comparative Anatomy
VSC226 Veterinary Physiology
VSC218 Veterinary Practice 2 (commenced)

Session 4 (Session 2)
ASC273 Animal Nutrition
ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
VSC223 Veterinary Histology and Immunology
VSC227 Applied Veterinary Physiology
VSC218 Veterinary Practice 2 (completed)


Session 5 (Session 1)
ASC262 Veterinary Reproduction
ASC474 Intensive Animal Production and Welfare
VSC310 Principles of Pathobiology
VSC332 Applied Animal Nutrition

Session 6 (Session 2)
VSC321 Principles of Clinical and Systematic Pathology
VSC323 Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology
VSC324 Veterinary Pharmacology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
VSC331 Diagnosis and Critical Thinking in Veterinary Science

Students may elect to exit at this point with the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology BVetBiology (exit point only). Students cannot progress to Fourth Year until the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology is completed.

Phase 2

Session 7 (Session 1)
VSC410 Clinical Practice 1
VSC415 Population Medicine
VSC416 Production Animal Medicine 1
VSC417 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 1

Session 8 (Session 2)
VSC418 Public Health and Biosecurity 1
VSC420 Clinical Practice 2
VSC425 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 2
VSC426 Production Animal Medicine 2

Pass stream

Session 9 (Session 1)
VSC427 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 3
VSC453 Public Health and Biosecurity 2
VSC451 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 4
VSC450 Clinical Practice 3

Students cannot progress to Phase 3 until Phase 2 is completed.

Phase 3

Session 10 (Session 2)
VSC455 Transition to the Profession
VSC456 Clinical Rotation 1 Equine Practice
VSC457 Clinical Rotation 2 - Small Animal Practice
VSC466 Clinical Rotation 8 - Mixed Practice

Session 11 (Session 3)
VSC461 Clinical Rotation 3 - Dairy Cattle Practice
VSC462 Clinical Rotation 4 - Rural Practice
VSC464 Clinical Rotation 6 – Specialism Practice
VSC465 Clinical Rotation 7 – Livestock Industries

Session 12 (Session 1)
VSC463 Clinical Rotation 5 - Veterinary Diagnostic Services
VSC467 Clinical Rotation 9 - State Veterinary Medicine
VSC470 Clinical Rotation 10 – Clinical Extramural Studies 3
VSC460 Veterinary Professional Practice


Honours stream

Session 9 (Session 1)
VSC427 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 3
VSC453 Public Health and Biosecurity 2
VSC450 Clinical Practice 3
VSC451 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 4

Students cannot progress to Phase 3 until Phase 2 is completed.

Phase 3

Session 10 (Session 2)
VSC455 Transition to the Profession
HRS417 Science Honours Project/Dissertation (16)(commenced, 8 points)
VSC456 Clinical Rotation 1 - Equine Practice
VSC457 Clinical Rotation 2 - Small Animal Practice

Session 11 (Session 3)
HRS417 Science Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (completed, 8 points)
VSC461 Clinical Rotation 3 - Dairy Cattle Practice
VSC462 Clinical Rotation 4 - Rural Practice
VSC464 Clinical Rotation 6 - Specialism Practice OR VSC465 Clinical Rotation 7 - Livestock Industries

Session 12 (Session 1)
VSC463 Clinical Rotation 5 - Veterinary Diagnostic Services
VSC467 Clinical Rotation 9 - State Veterinary Medicine
VSC470 Clinical Rotation 10 – Clinical Extramural Studies 3
VSC460 Veterinary Professional Practice

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 384 points, including all embedded clinical competencies.

Additional Graduation Requirements

None

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is normally open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Supplementary application forms

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important Dates

30 September 2018
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science Application Closing Date

Please note

This course does not accept late or extended applications. Only on-time applications will be considered for admission.

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important Dates

30 September 2018
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science Application Closing Date

Please note

This course does not accept late or extended applications. Only on-time applications will be considered for admission.

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important Dates

30 September 2018
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science Application Closing Date

Please note

This course does not accept late or extended applications. Only on-time applications will be considered for admission.

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

30 September 2018
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science Application Closing Date

Please note

This course does not accept late or extended applications. Only on-time applications will be considered for admission.

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

Other courses to consider

Bachelor of Equine Science (with specialisation)

Bachelor of Veterinary Technology

Master of Veterinary Studies

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