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Bachelor of Veterinary Technology

Charles Sturt University

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Charles Sturt University will arrange for students to co-enrol in the Cert IV Veterinary Nursing with GOTAFE, if the Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing has not been previously completed.

Take your love for animals to the next level with the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology from Charles Sturt University and explore a career as a veterinary technologist providing care to animals, large and small. 

You'll gain the skills to work across a range of settings, including urban and regional veterinary surgeries and clinics, diagnostic labs, zoos, horse or cattle studs, feedlots or livestock enterprises. 

Note: The online study option for this course is only available part-time. 

Charles Sturt University and Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (GOTAFE) offer an integrated program leading to B Veterinary Technology. The integrated program is offered over three years full time on campus. In the first year students co-enrol in Charles Sturt University's B Veterinary Technology and GOTAFE's TAFE Cert IV Veterinary Nursing (if required). Students will study a mix of Charles Sturt University and GOTAFE taught subjects throughout the course. Some GOTAFE taught subjects have Intensive  Schools at Wangaratta for online students. The remaining subjects have practicals on the Wagga campus for on campus students, and many have Intensive Schools for online students at the Wagga campus.

This program is also offered as an articulated program for students who have already completed Cert IV Veterinary Nursing. Students apply direct to Charles Sturt University for the articulated program.

Areas of study

Clinical technology, large animal technology, practice management.

Career opportunities

When you graduate, you'll be ready to make your mark in a wide range of careers, including animal health researcher / scientist, animal welfare officer, manager of intensive animal industries, pathology laboratory scientist, veterinary technician.

Practical experience

Undertaken in veterinary clinics and hospitals. Students are required to gain workplace learning experience outside the university throughout the course.

Fees and charges

The Australian Government subsidises the tuition fee for this course. The remaining balance is paid by the student. Visit the Charles Sturt University website for current fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

Q Fever vaccination: Q Fever vaccinations are compulsory; vaccination clinics will be arranged on campus for on campus students in first year. Online students should consult with their doctor or look at the Q Fever Register webpage to find a nearby vaccinator.

Orientation Week, prior to the start of Session 1, includes compulsory activities for on campus students only.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Chemistry, Mathematics Advanced.

Applicants with higher education study

Refer to the Charles Sturt University general admission criteria.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

This program is also offered as an articulated program for students who have already completed Cert IV Veterinary Nursing. Students apply direct to Charles Sturt University for the articulated program.

Also refer to the Charles Sturt University general admission criteria.

Applicants with work and life experience

Refer to the Charles Sturt University general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this course on the Charles Sturt University website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2023)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2024 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

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For more information about any of Charles Sturt University's courses, call Charles Sturt University on 1800 275 278 or search the Charles Sturt University website.

Study Link
Study Link is Charles Sturt University’s Preparation for University Study program, offering a suite of over 20 short, self-paced subjects that have been designed to help build academic skills, fill knowledge gaps and give you practical experience and confidence in studying online. Study Link subjects help your transition to university study, with dedicated subject coordinators available to help you along the way.

Study Link subjects are non-credit bearing and free for most Australian residents. For more information, visit Study Link on the Charles Sturt University website.