Bachelor of Veterinary Technology

includes:

Bachelor of Veterinary Technology

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Veterinary Technology BVetTech

Availability

Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (4415VT)

On Campus - Wagga Wagga
Online - Wangaratta

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Veterinary Technology

Full-time: 3 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 70 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
OR
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.
OR
Successful completion of two University level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
A completed AQF Certificate IV or higher level qualification.
OR
Documentary evidence of training e.g. related courses and a minimum of three years relevant work experience. Work experience must include a statement by the applicant addressing the types of work they have undertaken and the reason(s) for their interest in the course. A statement of support (recommendation) from an employer or a professional person is highly desirable.




 

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

TAFE Credit Packages:

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing - credit for ASC180 Animal Handling and Health Care (8 points), ASC181 Applied Veterinary Nursing (8 points), ASC182 Foundations in Clinical Procedures and Veterinary Nursing (8 points) and ASC183 Foundations in Veterinary Surgical Nursing (8 points).

Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Surgical) - credit for ASC180 Animal Handling and Health Care (8 points), ASC181 Applied Veterinary Nursing (8 points), ASC182 Foundations in Clinical Procedures and Veterinary Nursing (8 points),  ASC183 Foundations in Veterinary Surgical Nursing (8 points) and  ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing (8 points)

Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care) - credit for ASC180 Animal Handling and Health Care (8 points), ASC181 Applied Veterinary Nursing (8 points), ASC182 Foundations in Clinical Procedures and Veterinary Nursing (8 points),  ASC183 Foundations in Veterinary Surgical Nursing (8 points) and ASC393 Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Nursing (8 points) 

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

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

Core subjects (22 subjects) = 176 points
Restricted electives (2 subjects) = 16 points

Core Subjects (176 points)
ASC114 Applied Epidemiology
ASC118 Introduction to Veterinary Technology
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
ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing
ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing
ASC393 Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
BIO100 Concepts of Biology
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
ASC332 Applied Animal Nutrition

Restricted Electives (16 points)
ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
AGB310 Agricultural Marketing
AHT231 Agricultural Finance and Business Management
ASC201 Equine Breeding Management
ASC208 Equine Disease, Injury and Rehabilitation
ASC209 Horse Breeding TechnologiesASC305 Parasitology
ASC321 The Athletic Horse
ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
ASC413 Equine Health
ASC525 Domestic Animal Behaviour
BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO430 Avian Biology
HRM210 Human Resource Management
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT220 eCommerce
MKT110 Marketing and Society
LAW110 Business Law
PSC360 Pastures and Rangelands


Key Subjects
ASC180 Animal Handling and Health Care
ASC181 Applied Veterinary Nursing
ASC182 Foundations in Clinical Procedures and Veterinary Nursing
ASC183 Foundations in Veterinary Surgical Nursing

Enrolment Pattern

INTEGRATED PROGRAM

Full Time Enrolment Pattern (on-campus only)

Year 1
Session 1
ASC180 Animal Handling and Health Care
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
BIO100 Concepts of Biology
ASC118 Introduction to Veterinary Technology

Session 2
ASC182 Foundations in Clinical Procedures and Veterinary Nursing
ASC171 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Session 3
ASC183 Foundations in Veterinary Surgical Nursing

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
ASC114 Applied Epidemiology
ASC221 Animal Genetics

Year 3
Session 1
ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing
ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing
ASC332 Applied Animal Nutrition

Session 2
ASC393 Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology
[ ] General Restricted Elective 1
[ ] General Restricted Elective 2

Note: Option to complete General Restricted Elective in Session 1


INTEGRATED Part Time Enrolment Pattern

Year 1
Session 1
BIO100 Concepts of Biology
ASC118 Introduction to Veterinary Technology

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
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals

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
ASC114 Applied Epidemiology

Year 4
Session 1
ASC261 Animal Reproduction
ASC350 Animal Health

Session 2
ASC280 Diagnostics for Veterinary Technologists
ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology

Year 5
Session 1
ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing
ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing

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

Year 6
Session 1
ASC332 Applied Animal Nutrition
[ ] General Restricted Elective 2


ARTICULATED PROGRAM

Full Time Enrolment Pattern (on-campus only)

Year 1
Session 1
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
ASC 118 Introduction to veterinary technology
BIO100 Concepts of Biology

Session 2
ASC171 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
ASC221 Animal Genetics
ASC280 Diagnostics for Veterinary Technicians


Year 2
Session 1
ASC261 Animal Reproduction
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
ASC391 Surgery and Anaesthesia Nursing
ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing

Session 2
ASC273 Animal Nutrition
ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology
ASC114 Applied Epidemiology
ASC393 Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Nursing

Year 3
Session 1
[ ] General Restricted Elective 1 (OR completed in Session 2)
ASC332 Applied Animal Nutrition
ASC350 Animal Health

Session 2
[ ] General Restricted Elective 1 (OR completed in Session 1)
[ ] General Restricted Elective 2

Note General Restricted Electives 1 and 2 could either be completed in Year 3, Session 1 or Year 3, Session 2, depending on the electives chosen by the student and their session of offering.


ARTICULATED Part Time Enrolment Pattern

Year 1
Session 1
ASC118 Introduction to Veterinary Technology
BIO100 Concepts of Biology

Session 2
ASC171 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
ASC280 Diagnostics for Veterinary Technicians

Session 3
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2
Session 1
ASC261 Animal Reproduction
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals

Session 2
ASC221 Animal Genetics
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology

Year 3
Session 1
ASC350 Animal Health
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry

Session 2
ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology
ASC273 Animal Nutrition

Year 4
Session 1
ASC391 Anaesthesia and Surgical Nursing
ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing

Session 2
ASC393 Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
ASC114 Applied Epidemiology

Year 5
Session 1
ASC332 Applied Animal Nutrition
[ ] General Restricted Elective 1

Session 2
[ ] General Restricted Elective 2

GENERAL RESTRICTED ELECTIVES
ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
AGB310 Agricultural Marketing
AHT231 Agricultural Finance and Business Management
ASC201 Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management
ASC208 Equine Disease, Injury and Rehabilitation
ASC209 Horse Breeding Technologies
ASC305 Parasitology
ASC321 Equine Exercise Physiology
ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
ASC413 Equine Health
ASC525 Domestic Animal Behaviour
BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO430 Avian Biology
HRM210 Human Resource Management
LAW110 Business Law
MGT210 Organisation Behaviour
MGT220 eCommerce
MKT110 Marketing and Society
PSC360 Pastures and Rangelands

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

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

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

ASC118 Introduction to Veterinary Technology
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
ASC208 Equine Disease, Injury and Rehabilitation
ASC209 Horse Breeding Technologies
ASC280 Diagnostics for Veterinary Technologists
ASC305 Parasitology
ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology
ASC321 The Equine Athlete
ASC350 Animal Health
ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
ASC391 Veterinary Anaesthesia and Surgery Nursing
ASC392 Veterinary Medical Nursing
ASC413 Equine Disease Prevention
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
BIO100 Concepts of Biology
BIO203 Animal Diversity
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: November 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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