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Study mode

On campus; Online
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Campus locations

Wagga Wagga
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Duration

3 years full-time, up to 6 years part-time
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Admission information

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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments 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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Session availability

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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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International students

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

A degree qualification is already required for veterinary technologists in Canada, the UK and the USA so you will be a step ahead of your Australian peers when you graduate with the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology. CSU's veterinary technology course combines the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing from GOTAFE, Victoria with the bachelor level qualification. If you already have a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing you will be awarded four subject credits toward your bachelor degree.

Gain valuable hands-on skills while you study

During your studies, you will have access to our animal care facilities. You will work with animals in paddocks, yards and stables on the campus farm, as well as use state-of-the-art laboratory and clinical facilities, including veterinary clinical and pre-clinical centres, and a veterinary teaching hospital. The course has been developed in collaboration with representatives from veterinary practices, the pig, poultry and dairy industries, horse studs, animal welfare organisations and zoos to ensure what you are studying is highly relevant for your future career.

Customise your degree

In addition to a general stream, this course offers specialist streams in clinical technology, large animal technology and practice management.  Other study areas include animal handling, animal welfare, animal nutrition, anatomy and physiology, clinical examination skills, communication, ethics and moral issues in the animal care and veterinary services industries, animal reproduction technologies and emergency management and critical care procedures.

Importantly, the degree also encourages the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills and encourages self-directed learning, preparing you for supervisory and management roles.

Choose a study option that works for you

You can study online or on campus and depending on your previous qualifications, you may receive credit for certain subjects which can reduce the time it takes to complete your degree. Once you graduate, you can pursue postgraduate study options, including Honours, Masters and Higher Degrees by Research, or postgraduate business qualifications, or jump straight into the workforce.

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Workplace learning is an integral part of this course, and is included in a number of subjects, depending on the stream you select.

Your workplace learning experiences will range from five to 15 days in duration, and can be undertaken in a range of settings related to your theoretical study, helping you apply what you are learning in the course to real life settings.

Travel, accommodation and other expenses associated with workplace learning experiences are the responsibility of the student.

Facilities

Facilities at CSU's Wagga Wagga Campus include purpose-built clinical and pre-clinical centres, an Equine Centre, museums and laboratories where you will work with real animals on campus.

CSU in Wangaratta has similar animal and veterinary sciences facilities, with a laboratory and clinical spaces, plus specialist veterinary technology simulated training equipment.

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component.

ASC180 Animal Handling and Health Care
ASC181 Applied Veterinary Nursing
ASC280 Diagnostics for Veterinary Technologists
ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing
ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing
ASC393 Emergency and Critical Care Nursing

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.

Your theoretical learning will be complemented with residential schools for online subjects. Students studying online will come to the Wangaratta campus to develop practical skills, complete hands-on learning activities and meet other students and staff.

These residential schools may be held at CSU in Wangaratta and CSU's Wagga Wagga Campus. More information will be provided in your subject outlines once you have enrolled.

The following subjects may have a residential school component for online students:

ASC171 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
ASC180 Animal Handling and Health Care
ASC181 Applied Veterinary Nursing
ASC182 Foundations in Clinical Procedures & Veterinary Nursing
ASC183 Foundations in Veterinary Surgical Nursing
ASC201 Equine Breeding Management
ASC209 Horse Breeding Technologies
ASC261 Animal Reproduction
ASC280 Diagnostics for Veterinary Technologists
ASC305 Parasitology
ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology
ASC321 The Equine Athlete
ASC350 Animal Health
ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing
ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing
ASC393 Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
ASC412 Equine Nutrition
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology

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

CSU's Bachelor of Veterinary Technology can take you almost anywhere. As a CSU veterinary technology graduate, you will be ready to work as a veterinary technologist or paraprofessional in a range of animal care settings.

Clinical care

Put your skills to work in private and specialist veterinary clinics.

Go wild

Your qualifications could see you working in zoos, wildlife parks, thoroughbred or standardbred stud farms and intensive animal industries. 

Dig deeper

You will be prepared for research and technical roles in animal research and animal production, and at pharmaceutical companies.

CSU's Bachelor of Veterinary Technology can take you almost anywhere. As a CSU veterinary technology graduate, you will be ready to work as a veterinary technologist or paraprofessional in a range of animal care settings.

Clinical care

Put your skills to work in private and specialist veterinary clinics.

Go wild

Your qualifications could see you working in zoos, wildlife parks, thoroughbred or standardbred stud farms and intensive animal industries. 

Dig deeper

You will be prepared for research and technical roles in animal research and animal production, and at pharmaceutical companies.

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, Regional Bonus Points, and 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, Regional Bonus Points, and 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 for 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.

TAFE articulated program

If you already hold a relevant TAFE qualification in veterinary nursing, you could receive between 32 and 40 points credit (equivalent to four or five standard CSU subjects) if you hold one of the following TAFE qualifications:

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing - ASC180 Animal Handling and Health Care; ASC181 Applied Veterinary Nursing; ASC182 Foundations in Clinical Procedures and Veterinary Nursing; and ASC183 Foundations Veterinary Surgical Nursing (32 points).
  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Surgical) - ASC180 Animal Handling and Health Care; ASC181 Applied Veterinary Nursing; ASC182 Foundations in Clinical Procedures and Veterinary Nursing; and ASC183 Foundations Veterinary Surgical Nursing (32 points) + ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing (8 points).
  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care) - ASC180 Animal Handling and Health Care; ASC181 Applied Veterinary Nursing; ASC182 Foundations in Clinical Procedures and Veterinary Nursing; and ASC183 Foundations Veterinary Surgical Nursing (32 points) + ASC393 Emergency and Critical Care Nursing (8 points).

Find out more about the articulated program

TAFE integrated program

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If you do not hold a TAFE Certificate IV in Nursing, you will follow the integrated program and will concurrently enrol in the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (GOTAFE) and the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at CSU.

Find out more about the integrated program

Alternative pathways

For students who do not have an ATAR or a veterinary nursing qualification, there are a number of alternative pathways into this degree.

If you have completed any of the following you will meet the entry requirements for this degree (you will not be eligible for any credits).

  • Certificate IV qualification in any field
  • Diploma in any field
  • Passed at least two subjects from a university degree with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 on your transcript.

Applicants with one of the above can apply direct to CSU and provide a copy of your academic transcript at the time of application.

If you do not meet any of the above entry requirements we recommend you undertake the Single Subject Study pathway to meet the entry requirements for the degree. Contact CSU for further information on which subjects to study in this pathway.

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Fees and course offerings

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The section below is designed to allow you to select the option specific to your circumstances to discover the course fee and course offering information appropriate for you.

Bachelor of Veterinary Technology

Course Fees

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

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

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

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.

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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Course 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)

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 all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

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.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

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Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

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.

Access the fee calculator

Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

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.

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Course Fees

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 all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

Course Fees

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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Course Fees

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)

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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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Course Fees

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 all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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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.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Bachelor of Veterinary Technology specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new government student loan system.

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)

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

To graduate with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology students must satisfactorily complete 192 subject points

Core subjects (18 subjects) = 144 points
Restricted electives (with recommendations for specific streams)  (6 subjects) = 48 points

Core Subjects (144 points)
• ASC171 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
• ASC180 Animal Handling and Health Care
• ASC181 Applied Veterinary Nursing
• ASC182 Foundations in Clinical Procedures and Veterinary Nursing
• ASC183 Foundations in Veterinary Surgical Nursing
• ASC221 Animal Genetics
• ASC261 Animal Reproduction
• ASC273 Animal Nutrition
• ASC280 Diagnostics for Veterinary Technologists
• ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology
• ASC350 Animal Health
• ASC390 Transition to the Veterinary Technology Profession
• BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
• CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
• IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
• MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
• VSC112 Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics
• VSC114 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology

Restricted Electives - Recommendations for Streams (48 points)

General Stream

6 x 8 points subjects selected from any of the Recommended Subjects for other streams (where not restricted due to prerequisites) plus General Restricted Elective options.

Clinical Technology Stream

  • ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing
  • ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing
  • ASC393 Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
  • VSC332 Applied Animal Nutrition
  • 2 x 8 points General Restricted Electives

Large Animal Technology Stream

  • ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing
  • ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing
  • VSC332 Applied Animal Nutrition or ASC412 Equine Nutrition
  • 3 x 8 points General Restricted Electives

Practice Management Stream

  • ACC100 Accounting 1
  • ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
  • HRM210 Human Resource Management
  • MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
  • MGT220 eCommerce
  • MKT110 Marketing and Society

General Restricted Electives (all 8 points):

  • ACC100 Accounting 1
  • ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
  • AGB310 Agricultural Marketing
  • AHT231 Agricultural Finance and Business Management
  • ASC201 Equine Breeding Management
  • ASC209 Horse Breeding Technologies
  • ASC305 Parasitology
  • ASC321 The Athletic Horse
  • ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
  • ASC525 Domestic Animal Behaviour
  • HRM210 Human Resource Management
  • MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
  • MGT220 eCommerce
  • MKT110 Marketing and Society
  • LAW110 Business Law
  • PSC360 Pastures and Rangelands
     

INTEGRATED PROGRAM

Full Time Enrolment Pattern

Year 1
Session 1

  • ASC180 Animal Handling and Health Care
  • CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
  • VSC112 Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics

Session 2

  • ASC182 Foundations in Clinical Procedures and Veterinary Nursing
  • ASC171 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • ASC221 Animal Genetics
  • MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology

Session 3

  • ASC183 Foundations in Veterinary Surgical Nursing
  • IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2
Session 1

  • ASC181 Applied Veterinary Nursing
  • ASC261 Animal Reproduction
  • ASC350 Animal Health
  • BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry

Session 2

  • ASC273 Animal Nutrition
  • ASC280 Diagnostics for Veterinary Technologists
  • ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology
  • VSC114 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology

Session 3

  • ASC390 Transition to the Veterinary Technology Profession

Year 3

General Stream

6 x 8 points subjects over Sessions 1 and 2 of any combination of Recommended Subjects from other streams (where not restricted due to prerequisites) and General Restricted Electives.

Clincal Technology Stream

Session 1

  • ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing
  • ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing
  • VSC332 Applied Animal Nutrition

Session 2

  • ASC393 Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
  • [ ] General Restricted Elective 1
  • [ ] General Restricted Elective 2

Note: Option to complete General Restricted Elective in Session 1

Large Animal Technology Stream

Session 1

  • ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing
  • ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing
  • VSC332 Applied Animal Nutrition or ASC412 Equine Nutrition

Session 2

  • [ ] General Restricted Elective 1
  • [ ] General Restricted Elective 2
  • [ ] General  Restricted Elective 3

Note: Option to complete General Restricted Elective in Session 1

Practice Management Stream

Session 1

  • ACC100 Accounting 1
  • HRM210 Human Resource Management
  • MGT220 eCommerce

Session 2

  • ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
  • MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
  • MKT110 Marketing and Society

Part Time Enrolment Pattern

Year 1

Session 1

  • CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
  • VSC112 Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics

Session 2

  • ASC171 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology

Session 3

  • IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2

Session 1

  • ASC180 Animal Handling and Health Care

Session 2

  • ASC182 Foundations in Clinical Procedures and Veterinary Nursing
  • ASC221 Animal Genetics

Session 3

  • ASC183 Foundations in Veterinary Surgical Nursing

Year 3

Session 1

  • ASC181 Applied Veterinary Nursing
  • BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry

Session 2

  • ASC273 Animal Nutrition
  • ASC280 Diagnostics for Veterinary Technologists

Year 4

Session 1

  • ASC261 Animal Reproduction
  • ASC350 Animal Health

Session 2

  • ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology
  • VSC114 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology

Session 3

  • ASC390 Transition to the Veterinary Technology Profession

Years 5 and 6

General Stream

6 x 8 points subjects selected from any of the Recommended Subjects for other streams (where not restricted due to prerequisites) and General Restricted Electives.

Clinical Technology Stream

Year 5, Session 1

  • ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing
  • ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing

Year 5, Session 2

  • ASC393 Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
  • [ ] General Restricted Elective 1

Year 6, Session 1

  • VSC332 Applied Animal Nutrition
  • [ ]  General Restricted Elective 2

Large Animal Technology Stream

Year 5, Session 1

  • ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing
  • ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing

Year 5, Session 2

  • [ ] General Restricted Elective 1
  • [ ] General Restricted Elective 2

Year 6, Session 1

  • VSC332 Applied Animal Nutrition or ASC412 Equine Nutrition

Practice Management Stream

Year 5, Session 1

  • ACC100 Accounting 1
  • MKT110 Marketing and Society

Year 5, Session 2

  • MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
  • ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business

Year 6, Session 1

  • HRM210 Human Resource Management
  • MGT220 eCommerce

ARTICULATED PROGRAM

Full Time Enrolment Pattern

Year 1

Session 1

  • CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
  • IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
  • VSC112 Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics

Session 2

  • ASC171 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
  • ASC221 Animal Genetics

Year 2

Session 1

  • ASC261 Animal Reproduction
  • ASC350 Animal Health
  • BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry

Session 2

  • ASC273 Animal Nutrition
  • ASC280 Diagnostics for Veterinary Technologists
  • ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology
  • VSC114 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology

Session 3

  • ASC390 Transition to the Veterinary Technology Profession

Year 3

General Stream

6 x 8 points subjects over Session 1 and 2 of any combination of Recommended Subjects from other streams (where not restricted due to prerequisites) and General Restricted Electives

Clinical Technology Stream

Session 1

  • ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing
  • ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing
  • VSC332 Applied Animal Nutrition

Session 2

  • ASC393 Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
  • [ ] General Restricted Elective 1
  • [ ] General Restricted Elective 2

Note: Option to complete a General Restricted Elective in Session 1

Large Animal Technology Stream

Session 1

  • ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing
  • ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing
  • VSC332 Applied Animal Nutrition or ASC412 Equine Nutrition

Session 2

  • [ ]  General Restricted Elective 1
  • [ ] General Restricted Elective 2
  • [ ] General Restricted Elective 3

Note: Option to complete General Restricted Elective in Session 1

Practice Management Stream

Session 1

  • ACC100 Accounting 1
  • HRM210 Human Resource Management
  • MGT220 eCommerce

Session 2

  • ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
  • MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
  • MKT110 Marketing and Society

Part Time Enrolment Pattern

Year 1

Session 1

  • CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
  • VSC112 Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics

Session 2

  • ASC171 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology

Session 3

  • IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2

Session 1

  • ASC261 Animal Reproduction
  • BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry

Session 2

  • ASC221 Animal Genetics
  • ASC273 Animal Nutrition
  • ASC280 Diagnostics for Veterinary Technologists

Year 3

Session 1

  • ASC350 Animal Health
  • ACC100 Accounting or ASC412 Equine Nutrition or VSC332 Applied Animal Nutrition

Session 2

  • ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology
  • VSC114 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology

Session 3

  • ASC390 Transition to the Veterinary Technology Profession

Year 4

General Stream

5 x 8 points subjects over Sessions 1, 2 and 3 (where appropriate) from any of the recommended Subjects for other streams (where not restricted due to electives) and General Restricted Electives

Clincal Technology Stream

Session 1

  • ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing
  • ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing

Session 2

  • ASC393 Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
  • [ ] General Restricted Elective 1
  • [ ] General Restricted Electve 2

Note: Option to complete General Restricted Elective in Session 1

Large Animal Technology Stream

Session 1

  • ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing
  • ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing

Session 2

  • [ ] General Restricted Elective 1
  • [ ] General Restricted Elective 2
  • [ ] General Restricted Elective 3

Note: Option to complete General Restricted Elective in Session 1

Practice Management Stream

  • HRM210 Human Resource Management
  • MKT110 Marketing and Society
  • MGT220 eCommerce

Session 2

  • ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
  • MGT210 Organisation Behaviour

GENERAL RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

  • ACC100 Accounting 1
  • ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
  • AGB310 Agricultural Marketing
  • AHT231 Agricultural Finance and Business Management
  • ASC201 Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management
  • ASC209 Horse Breeding Technologies
  • ASC305 Parasitology
  • ASC321 Equine Exercise Physiology
  • ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
  • ASC525 Domestic Animal Behaviour
  • HRM210 Human Resource Management
  • MGT210 Organisation Behaviour
  • MGT220 eCommerce
  • MKT110 Marketing and Society
  • LAW110 Business Law
  • PSC360 Pastures and Rangelands

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

Successful completion of 192 credit points plus all work place learning requirements.

Additional Graduation Requirements

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.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

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

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

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

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply direct to CSU

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

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

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.

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