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Graduate Certificate of Animal Sciences

Expand your knowledge and professional skills in animal sciences.

Above world standard

for excellence in research* *ERA 2018, Veterinary Science

Access the best

Undertake research at Fletcherview Research Station

Professional practice

Learn to diagnose and treat



  • Townsville: February




+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


6 months full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF Level 7 bachelor degree in animal science; or equivalent

Course Code


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Real stories

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    Stanley Amben

    Master of Animal Sciences

    The Animal Sciences course at JCU is both challenging and rewarding. Having an agricultural science background, it has boosted my confidence and abilities to address key research and development agendas in animal health and production in my country, Papua New Guinea.

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    Professor Bruce Gummow


    We live in challenging times, with major droughts and flooding due to climate change impacting on farming in unprecedented ways. Our degree provides animal scientists and agriculturalists with the skills to make a difference in today’s world and be part of ensuring food security for future generations.