Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Studies
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
You may choose to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Studies on-campus or in combination with distance units taught in interactive online classrooms. In some cases a fully on-line program can be organised. Some units of study are offered face to face, in classroom, tutorial, and laboratory format, and some are supervised, practical units of study for which you must arrange supervision prior to enrolment. The Graduate Certificate is part of an embedded program in veterinary studies. Subject to meeting progression requirements, you may apply to transfer to the Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Studies or the Master of Veterinary Studies.
Please note that supervised clinical units of study are only available to students employed by the University Teaching Hospital in residency or intern programs. Please check with administrative staff by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before choosing your program.
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- VETS7004 - Veterinary Epidemiology I
- VETS7005 - Veterinary Epidemiology II
- VETS7008 - Hazards to Human and Animal Health
- VETS7009 - Animal Health Economics
- VETS7010 - Animal Health Policy Development
- VETS7011 - Data Analysis for Policy Making
- VETS7015 - Surveillance,Preparedness & Response
- VETS7016 - Animal Health Data Management
- VETS7017 - Food Safety
- VETS7025 - Leadership,People and Organisations
- VETS7026 - Leadership: Managing Change
- VETS7027 - Project Management
- VETS7028 - Leadership Skills
- VETS7030 - Special Topics in Veterinary Public Hlth
- VETS8004 - Advanced Animal Genetics
- VETS8005 - Advanced Animal Biotechnology
- VETS8006 - Advanced Animal Nutrition
- VETS8008 - Advanced Animal Reproduction
- VETS8013 - Special Topics in Animal Science
- VETS8014 - Advanced Anatomy and Physiology A
- VETS8017 - Technologies of Animal Reproduction
- VETS8018 - Advanced Anatomy and Physiology B
- VETS8031 - Animal Health and Disease Advanced
- VETS8032 - Advanced Dairy Production & Technology
- VETS8034 - Food Safety Assessment and Management
- VETS8035 - Feed Technology
- VETS8039 - Aquatic Animal Health
- VETS8042 - Advanced Sheep and Beef Production
- VETS8043 - Advanced Pig and Poultry Production
- VETS8044 - Advanced Animal Behaviour & Welfare Sci
- VETS9003 - Special Topics in Veterinary Studies
- VETS9004 - Case Report in Veterinary Studies
- VETS9005 - Veterinary Internal Medicine 1
- VETS9006 - Veterinary Internal Medicine 2
- VETS9007 - Veterinary Surgery
- VETS9008 - Veterinary Anaesthesia
- VETS9021 - Equine Surgery and Anaesthesia 1
- VETS9023 - Equine Lameness
- VETS9024 - Equine Medicine 1
- VETS9026 - Equine Diagnostic Imaging
- VETS9031 - Ruminant Medicine
- VETS9032 - Ruminant Nutrition
- VETS9033 - Ruminant Surgery
- VETS9050 - Diagnostic Laboratory Techniques
- VETS9051 - Haematological and Biochemical Analysis
- VETS9052 - Necropsy and Surgical Pathology
Further course information
A candidate for the Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Studies can design a program of study that best suits their career goals. Students will select units totalling 24 credit points from all postgraduate units of study offered in the Faculty of Veterinary Science, subject to the availability of supervisors in some areas or the meeting of pre-requisites. Intending applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the faculty and discuss study options. International students who are based in Australia on a student visa are only permitted to take 25% credit points of online study in their degree program. Research units of study are available at the Graduate Certificate level.
The Veterinary Studies postgraduate courses at the University of Sydney are designed to equip veterinary scientists with disciplinary knowledge and applied skills and techniques. Students select units of study to best suit their individual career and/or research goals and this will lead to career opportunities in the area of study selected. Please refer to the graduate opportunities for the Animal Science, Wildlife and Population Management (offered in the Faculty of Science) or Veterinary Public Health courses.
A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Studies will hold a bachelor’s degree or higher award from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, in veterinary science or animal science. In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
All applicants must submit a statement regarding their intended study path and career plans with their application after consulting with academic supervisors.
The course will have variable assumed knowledge, depending on your subject selection. Please discuss your options with the Faculty of Veterinary Science before you apply.
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty. On-time applications for the March Semester close on 31 January. On-time applications for the July Semester close on 28 June. Late applications will be accepted, but priority is given to those who submit before the application deadline.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
This student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. If you are a Commonwealth supported student and was enrolled in a University course before 1 January 2012 your student contribution may differ.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2013, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2012 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
International tuition fees for postgraduate students not available for Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Studies.
Annual review not available for Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Studies.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
Additional incidental fees and health insurance not available for Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Studies.
Potential for inaccuracy
Potential for inaccuracy not available for Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Studies.