AVBS3000 Professional Development Program

Professional Development

All Animal and Veterinary Bioscience students complete a Professional Development Program as part of the third year unit of study AVBS3000.

The professional development program consists of the following components:

  • Professional Experience (PE) Program - 60 days of Faculty-supported, professional work experience placements in a variety of animal related businesses, farms and research organisations completed throughout the four year degree. Look here for further information about PE placements
  • Case Studies and Essay - Based on seminars with industry guests on current issues and careers in year 3
  • Career development training - including CV writing, communication skills, professional conduct, interview techniques.
  • On-Farm Safety - On-farm safety training is provided in conjunction with the NSW Farmers Association during first year.
  • Annual Careers Evening - arranged by the faculty to enable students from all years to interact with employer representatives and graduates and explore potential career options

AVBS3000 Learning Objectives

During the AVBS3000 unit of study, students will:

  • gain knowledge of the major and emerging animal industries first-hand;
  • experience in the production, development, finance, marketing, research and management of domestic, native and exotic animals and animal products across a range of environments and managerial systems;
  • gain an awareness of current issues associated with animal science in a global context;
  • apply the range of interpersonal skills necessary to establish a professional rapport with clients, colleagues and academics;
  • develop particular interests that may inform their choice of career;
  • gain experience in CV writing and job interview techniques;
  • learn to write a professional consultant-style report.

Resources for Current Students

Current students should refer to the AVBS Blackboard site for detailed information on the Professional Experience Program and Professional Development requirements.
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