La Trobe University
Year 1 is at Albury-Wodonga campus; years 2 and 3 are at Melbourne.
This degree offers you a strong scientific foundation to work with both domesticated and captive wild animals.
Your studies will go beyond animal health to include ecology, genetics, biotechnology and animal physiology. You'll complete hands-on studies in animal and agricultural science, microbiology, zoology and metabolic biochemistry. This knowledge can provide pathways to postgraduate study in veterinary science.
You'll have access to our wildlife sanctuary, made up of 30 hectares of bushland and home to protected fauna. This sanctuary offers workshops on topics like wetlands ecology and the propagation of Indigenous plants.
Throughout the course, you'll study the science foundations in biology and chemistry, tackle animal-related subjects and deepen your knowledge of animal health through working on real-life case studies. Between semesters, you may undertake paid work experience with any of our industry partners, which include government agencies and start-up ventures.
Animal and plant biology, animal biotechnology, animal breeding, animal health, animal science, animal welfare, biochemistry, biology, genetics, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, nutrition and feed production, plant and animal production, veterinary science, zoology.
Depending on the electives you choose, conservation scientist, microbiologist, animal health officer, animal biosecurity officer. With further study, you could also go on to a career as a veterinarian.
Graduates may apply for membership with Ag Institute Australia. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Contact Ag Institute Australia for details.
During this course, you will participate in one or more supervised Work Based Learning (WBL) placements designed to allow you to practise newly acquired skills, behaviours and knowledge while integrating theory with practice. The placements will immerse you in professional work culture, enabling you to develop and further enhance your skills. Refer to the La Trobe course website for more information.
One of English Standard, English Advanced (Band 2), English as an Additional Language or Dialect (Band 3).
Subject adjustments: Applicants who successfully complete one of the following HSC or equivalent Year 12 subjects will have their selection rank increased by one point per study: Performance Band 3 in Mathematics General 2, Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics, Investigating Science; any language other than English (Band 2). Overall, selection ranks can be increased by a maximum of five points.
Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
Academic record: This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.
Personal statement: Applicants can complete and submit a UAC personal statement if they wish other information to be considered during the selection process. This may include information such as work or community experience or reasons for applying. Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application.
Refer to detailed information about admission criteria on the La Trobe University website.
Also refer to La Trobe University general admission criteria.
View all details of this course on the La Trobe University website.
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 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
Abbreviations– = data is not available.
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the UAC course search regularly.