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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Veterinary Technology

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

In the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology, you'll study animal handling and care, welfare and behaviour, applied and clinical nutrition, mechanisms of animal disease and diagnostic techniques.

You'll also learn about clinical aspects of small and large animal health, veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics, veterinary surgical and medical nursing principles, and veterinary practice management.

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

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

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

Program highlights

  • Learn from internationally regarded academics in the world-class animal health facilities at UQ’s Gatton campus.
  • Gain veterinary industry expertise, as well as critical thinking, problem-solving and self-directed learning skills.
  • Benefit from practical sessions and off-campus studies throughout the program, including a total of 19 weeks on clinical rotation and placement in your third year.
  • Graduate well-prepared for supervisory and management roles in a range of animal-related fields.

Campus Information


Gatton, UQ’s rural campus, is located in the Lockyer Valley, 87 kilometres west of Brisbane’s city centre, and halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba. On this sprawling campus, which dates back to 1897, you’ll find world-class teaching and research facilities in agriculture, animals, veterinary science and the environment. It’s also a working farm, with more than 1000 hectares of dairy, pig, crop and grazing units, as well as post-harvest facilities and greenhouses. Gatton’s agricultural learning facilities sit against a backdrop of historical homesteads, sporting amenities, and community fruit and vegetable gardens.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B; plus two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics C or Physics, at least one of which must be Chemistry or Physics.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

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