Undergraduate Forms and Procedures

This page contains information on how to make changes to your current Faculty of Science undergraduate degree, enrolment or candidature, and the forms you need to read, download and complete in order to make those changes.

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Academic advisor appointment
Academic honesty
Alteration to a Veterinary Placement
Appeals against an academic decision
Assessment policy & procedures
Attendance (student’s absence from compulsory class policy)
Animal welfare in the Faculty (policy)
Companion animals on campus
Conscientious objection in teaching & assessment
Credit standing from previous study
Deferral or Discontinuation of your studies
Disability advice
Dress code for students
Enrolment Variation
Exchange studies
External Study (Cross-Institutional study)
Financial assistance
Professional Practitioner certificate
Special Consideration for Serious illness, injury or misadventure
Special arrangements for assessments
Statutory declaration form
Student academic progression
University policies, procedures and guidelines
Work health and safety


Academic advisor appointment Download the 2013 AVB year 1-2 uos coordinators (pdf)
Download the 2013 AVB year 3 uos coordinators (pdf)
Download the 2013 AVB year 4 uos coordinators (pdf)
Download the 2013 AVBS year coordinators (pdf)
Download the 2014 Unit of Study Coordinators BVSc (xlsx)
Download the 2014 Vet Science Year Coordinators (pdf)
Download the 2014 BVetBiol Unit of Study Coordinators (pdf)
During your studies, the first point of contact should be your Unit of Study Coordinator. He/she can advise on general study matters and on non-standard enrolment plans.

Academic Honesty Download the University Policy on Academic honesty (pdf)
Download the University Procedures on Academic honesty (pdf)
Download the Individual Assignment Coversheet (pdf)
Download the Group Assignment Coversheet (pdf)
Download the Online Assignment Compliance Statement (pdf)
As a student of the Faculty of Veterinary Science you are expected to be honest and ethical in the submission of assignments and other assessable work. All work should be accompanied by a relevant coversheet declaring that it is all the student’s own work.

Alteration to a Veterinary Placement Download the Guidelines for Alteration to a Veterinary Placement (pdf)
Download the Application Form (pdf)
If you wish to alter an allocated Veterinary Extramural (off-campus) placement (farm, pre-clinical, clinical or abattoir), you need to inform the Faculty. You should read the Guidelines and complete an Alteration Application Form. If you have suffered Illness, Injury or Misadventure you need to include Special Consideration documentation as well. Please see the Special Consideration section for the necessary forms.
Your application should be submitted in the following ways:
  • In person at the Faculty of Veterinary Science Office
  • By mail to the Faculty of Veterinary Science Office
  • As e-documents to

Appeals against an academic decision Download the University Policy (pdf)
Download the Faculty Factsheet (pdf)
Download the Faculty Application Form (pdf)
Download the University Application Form (pdf)
You are able for appeal on the grounds that due academic process has not been observed by a Faculty or Department in relation to issues of assessment, coursework, special consideration, marks and final grades. Read the Policy carefully because there are time limits for submission. Your application should be submitted in the following ways:
  • In person at the Faculty of Veterinary Science Office
  • By mail to the Faculty of Veterinary Science Office
  • As e-documents to

Assessment policy & procedures Download the University Policy (pdf)
Download the University Procedures (pdf)
As part of your studies, your knowledge & skills will be assessed against specific criteria and learning outcomes. Assessment information can be found in your Unit of Study Handbook or Unit outline.
The conduct of assessment is governed by University policies and procedures.

Attendance Download the Veterinary Faculty Policy (pdf)
Download the Veterinary Faculty Form (pdf)
The Faculty of Veterinary Science has rules about attendance at lectures, practicals and other classes. Students must attend 100% of all practicals and tutorials and 90% of all lectures. Failure to meet these attendance requirements without excuse may result in failure in a Unit of Study. If students are absent without good excuse, they must inform the Faculty using the Absence From Compulsory Class Form.
Where an absence would result in a student failing to meet the attendance requirements for units of study but is perceived by the student as having an educational advantage to them, the student must submit an application to the Faculty for permission to absent themselves from class.
Your Absence Form should be submitted in the following ways:
  • In person at the Faculty of Veterinary Science Office
  • By mail to the Faculty of Veterinary Science Office.
  • As e-documents to vetscience.studentsupport@sydney.edu.au

Animal welfare in the Faculty Download the Veterinary Faculty Policy on Animal Welfare (pdf)
The care and well-being of animals is paramount in the teaching, research, consultation and clinical activities of the Faculty. Any concerns should be discussed first with the staff member associated with the teaching or research activity.

Companion animals on campus Download the Veterinary Faculty Policy on companion animals on campus (pdf)
The Veterinary Faculty is committed to the health & welfare of companion animals; however recognises that the presence of animals in offices and classrooms is not always appropriate. The Faculty Policy explains more.

Conscientious Objection in Teaching & Assessment Download the Veterinary Faculty Policy on conscientious objection (pdf)
The Faculty recognises that some students may have a conscientious belief which is in conflict with teaching and/or assessment practices in one or more units in which they enrol. The Faculty Policy describes what to do if this applies to you.

Credit standing from previous study Download the University Policy on Advanced Standing, Credit and Exemption (pdf)
Apply on MyUni
If you have completed undergraduate studies at another institution or in another degree at the University of Study you may be eligible to apply for credit from previous studies to count towards your current degree. You should read all the instructions on MyUni and submit online at least three weeks before the beginning of the Semester in which the Unit is taught.

Deferral or Discontinuation of your studies Apply on MyUni
If a student wishes to take a temporary pause in their studies (leave of absence or deferral) or stop or exit the course (discontinue); they should seek Faculty permission.
Your application should be submitted on MyUni.

Dress code View the University Disability Advice (web)
The University is committed to Supporting students who have a disability and advice is available here:
http://sydney.edu.au/current_students/disability/

Dress code for students View the Faculty Dress code and Guidelines (pdf)
Students of the Faculty of Veterinary science are expected to be responsible ambassadors for the Faculty whilst on internal and external professional placements, such as farms, clinics and animal-related enterprises. Faculty badged attire is available for purchase and students are required to wear this attire when representing the Faculty in this way.

Enrolment Variation Apply on MyUni
Students in the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience can apply to study some of their Units abroad at participating Universities.

Exchange Studies View the Exchange Studies (web)
Students in the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience can apply to study some of their Units abroad at participating Universities.

External Study (Cross-Institutional study) View the External Study (Cross-Institutional study) (web)
Students in the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience can apply to study some of their Units by distance at participating Universities. The University of New England offers courses in sheep and wool science

Financial assistance View the Financial assistance (web)
Are you struggling to meet your rent payments, but food, or cover bills? The Financial Assistance Office has bursaries and interest-free loans to help you with these kinds of expenses. The University and the Faculty also offer scholarships and prizes based on both academic and non-academic criteria.

Professional Practitioner Certificate Download the Professional Practitioner Certificate (pdf)
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Special Consideration for Serious illness, injury or misadventure Download the Special Consideration Policy (pdf)
Download the Assessment Procedures (pdf)
Download the Revised Supplementary Re-Assessment Policy (pdf)
Download the Application Form (pdf)
Download the Guidelines for appropriate supporting documentation (pdf)
Download the Frequently asked questions (pdf)

The Special Consideration policy applies to students who experience serious adverse circumstances that result in absence(s) from class or inability to undertake compulsory, course-related activities. Such circumstances must be fully supported by appropriate documentation.

Special Arrangements for assessments Download the Documentation Guidelines (pdf)
Special arrangements can be made if you will have difficulty submitting assessment tasks due to essential community commitments (eg. Essential religious commitments, jury duty, Australian Defence Force commitments, etc).
The requirements and Application Forms are similar to those described for Special Consideration.
Your application should be submitted in the following ways:
  • In person at the Faculty of Veterinary Science Office
  • By mail to the Faculty of Veterinary Science Office
  • As e-documents to vetscience.studentsupport@sydney.edu.au

Statutory declaration form Download the Statutory declaration form (pdf)

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Student academic progression Download the University Policy on progression (pdf)
Download the Staying On Track Questionnaire Stage 1 (pdf)
Download the Staying On Track Questionnaire Stage 2 (pdf)

The University appreciates that many students experience difficulties during their degrees. Circumstances such as adjustment to university study and independent learning, study load, health/housing/financial problems and family commitments can impact on your academic performance.
It is important to recognize when these problems are occurring, to identify the cause and to seek assistance in resolving/managing them. We use a Staying On Track Questionnaire to help you in this process. These forms have been designed to assist you in identifying and explaining the reasons why your academic performance has been below a satisfactory level which has lead you to being identified as potentially ‘at risk’ of not completing your Degree course.

University policies, procedures and guidelines View the University policies, procedures and guidelines (web)

The University is governed by Policies and Procedures that have been approved by the Academic Board and the Senate. You can search for the policy in the Policy Register.

Work Health and Safety Download the Faculty Policy (pdf)
Download the WHS Declaration Form (pdf)
Download the Camden Safety Manual (pdf)

Students are required to complete the Work Health and Safety Disclosure Form each year and submit it to the faculty office.