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Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences

La Trobe University

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Year 1 is at Albury-Wodonga campus; years 2 and 3 are at Melbourne.

In La Trobe’s Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences, you’ll explore animal science, including breeding, nutrition and animal welfare.

Delve into global issues such as food security, epidemics, pandemics and the environmental impacts of animal agriculture. In later years you’ll explore animal psychology, biochemistry and immunology.

You’ll also get practical experience, such as real-life animal case studies with our industry partners, and compulsory and elective placements.

Areas of study

Animal and veterinary biosciences.

Career opportunities

Employment in a range of animal industry roles. With further study, you could also go on to a career as a veterinarian. Depending on the electives you choose, you could pursue a career as a: conservation scientist, microbiologist, animal health officer, animal biosecurity officer.

Professional recognition

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course can be found on the La Trobe course website.

Practical experience

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.

Fees and charges

Refer to La Trobe University current fee information.


One of English Standard, English Advanced (Band 2), English as an Additional Language or Dialect (Band 3).

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

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:

  • Band 3 in Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Extension 2, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Physics
  • Band 2 in any language other than English

Selection ranks can be increased by a maximum of five points.

All applicants

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.

Refer to detailed information about admission criteria on the La Trobe University website.

Also refer to La Trobe University general admission criteria, location and equity adjustments.

Student profile

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Further information

View all details of this course on the La Trobe 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

Student profile

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