Graduate Diploma of Tropical Animal Science
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
Completion of an appropriate bachelor degree in a suitable discipline, from this or another university; or
Completion of qualifications recognised as equivalent to the above; or
Completion of appropriate alternative qualifications.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
Post admission requirements
Q Fever immunisation:
Students must provide evidence of being immune to Q Fever within the first teaching period of their studies. Students who are not immune to Q fever will not be permitted on-site at some facilities and consequently this may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Course learning outcomes
Tropical animal science covers the field of animal nutrition, welfare, and production with the aim of improving productivity of livestock, and better utilisation of animal resources in tropical, subtropical and similar agro-ecological environments.
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Tropical Animal Science will be able to:
Program to be determined in consultation with Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Veterinary and Animal Science.
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
12 credit points for the Graduate Certificate of Tropical Animal Science; or
9 credit points for other studies
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 10 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable – this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 12 credit points of study and appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate of Tropical Animal Science.
Candidates who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Master of Tropical Animal Science, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under this course.