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Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Public Health Management

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Public Health Management makes career enhancement easy for busy animal health professionals. With convenient online courses and short residential sessions, this distance degree provides the perfect environment for boosting your skill and leadership across the animal health sciences. If you're a professional based in a regional or rural centre in Australia, or if you're located overseas, the one-year part time Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Public Health Management will help you advance your career while fitting in with your schedule. This flexible course is delivered largely through distance education units of study, using online classrooms, with three short residential intensive blocks (three to five days in length) during the course. We understand that our students juggle work and family commitments, so this program allows you to enrol in as few units of study as you need in order to make your study manageable. With its combination of scientific skills and leadership training, this course will turn you into a veterinarian or animal scientist who can benefit the health of the whole community. Through technical training in epidemiology, risk analysis, surveillance, outbreak investigation and data analysis, you will learn to meet the challenges of emerging infectious diseases and zoonoses. And the unique addition of leadership, change management, policy development and project management will prepare you for animal health management careers in government, animal health industries, academia and consultancy. You will be guided by world-class facilitators who are leaders in their own field. The online format of most of our units allows us to select the best teachers from around the world to facilitate our courses. Our facilitators not only have theoretical understanding of their own field but apply their skills on a routine basis to solve intricate animal and public health problems and are thus able to bring real life experience of problem-solving to the classroom.

Subject areas

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

Research areas

What you'll study


Study plan

A candidate for the Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Public Health Management will satisfactorily complete units of study granting 24 credit points by a combination of online distance units and two short (three to five days in length) residential sessions.

Units of Study

Applying for admission

Completion requirement

Capstone (compulsory project)

Assumed knowledge

Applying for honours

Admission requirement

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Public Health Management will: (a) hold a bachelor's degree or higher award from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, in veterinary science or animal science; (b) 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. Previous study in an animal-health related field is required. Some basic skills in Microsoft Word and Excel would be an advantage. It is assumed that you have biostatistics knowledge at an undergraduate level. A short online course is available if you need background biostatistics.

Course opportunities

Option to combine with

Professional accreditation

This program is accredited by the AIA.

Career pathways & prospects
Future study options

Graduate opportunities

Completing the Veterinary Public Health Management postgraduate courses at University of Sydney provides an excellent path for graduates to pursue animal health careers that contribute to disease control, surveillance, biosecurity and research. Employment opportunities are available in diverse positions related to livestock, companion animals, wildlife or interacting with human health and are available in various organisations including: - Government agencies at regional, state and national levels; - Industry agencies serving livestock producers, animal owners, wildlife carers; - International agencies and non-government organisations serving human health and animal health and welfare; - Education and research institutions; and - Pharmaceutical and ancillary companies.

Career information for UAC

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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