Graduate Certificate of Animal Sciences

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Veterinary and Animal Science

Graduate Certificate of Animal Sciences

Location
Townsville
Commencing
February
Duration
6 months full time
Part-time available
Attendance mode
Internal
Entry Requirements
AQF Level 7 bachelor degree in Animal Science; or equivalent
QTAC Code
Not applicable
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JCU Animal Science graduates have specialised knowledge and skills to excel in animal production in tropical climates.

Graduates go on to have careers involving animal nutrition, applied pathology, aquatic pathobiology, epidemiology and biometrics, immunology, microbiology, and parasitology.

You could find work in tropical or sub-tropical areas, or go on to study the Graduate Diploma of Animal Science.

This Graduate Certificate is designed for graduates looking to extend their professional skills and knowledge.

Expand your knowledge and professional skills with the Graduate Certificate of Animal Science at JCU. Build on a qualification in agricultural science, animal science, rural science, or a related degree to specialise in animal health, welfare, and production.

Learn how to improve the productivity of livestock and use animal resources most effectively for a tropical environment. Be educated across contemporary developments in animal production.

Take advantage of JCU facilities, including an emergency veterinary clinic, teaching and research laboratories, and housing for aquatic animals. Develop professional responsibility and accountability and a thorough knowledge of ethical frameworks to prepare for making high level independent judgements.

Consult the handbook for immunisation and first aid requirements and further information.

Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.

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Graduate Certificate of Animal Sciences

Handbook year

2020

Course code

118711

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelor degree in Animal Science; or

Completion of qualifications recognised as equivalent to the above.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

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

Credit points

12 credit points

Course learning outcomes

Animal sciences 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 Certificate of Animal Sciences will be able to:

  • Apply advanced and integrated knowledge, including an understanding of recent developments in animal production and health issues relevant to developing countries and tropical regions of the World
  • Analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in new situations or contexts with creativity and independence
  • Communicate theoretical knowledge using high level written English language and, where appropriate, numeracy skills, to a variety of audiences
  • Make high level independent judgements in a range of professional functions, including professional competencies, behaviours and ethical frameworks, with responsibility and accountability for personal outputs and all aspects of the work.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.

Reasonable adjustments

Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

TV5010:03 Veterinary Public Health

TV5020:03 Animal Production

TV5040:03 Introductory Epidemiology

TV5210:03 Animal Nutrition

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

2 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Maximum allowed

3 credit points

Currency

Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF ANIMAL SCIENCES

Approved abbreviation

GCertASc

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Animal Sciences, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under this course.

Annual Tuition Fee: $17,180 (Estimate only)

Student Services and Amenities fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.

A variety of Scholarships are available to suit different student types.

Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.