- Townsville: February
6 months full-time
or part-time equivalent
AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Science; or equivalent
Gain advanced skills in investigating and managing tropical diseases and disease outbreaks, including emerging and re-emerging diseases and zoonoses. You will have an improved understanding of food security and public health issue in tropical environments, as well as practical knowledge of tropical infectious diseases and their prevention and control.
Learn advanced methods of utilising animal resources in tropical, subtropical, and similar agro-ecological environments. Focus on the health and productivity of livestock and gain advanced knowledge in veterinary public health, epidemiology, pathology, and infectious diseases of livestock.
Undertake your studies in tropical north Queensland for an immersive learning experience.
A Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science gives veterinarians the opportunity to upskill and increase their knowledge in tropical veterinary diseases and their diagnosis, prevention and control.
You will have the skills to advance your career within the veterinary profession or to better equip yourself to practice in tropical environments.
The course is particularly suited to veterinarians working in government veterinary services, herd health and aquaculture, or who have a general interest in tropical veterinary medicine.
This course leads into the Graduate Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Science.
Consult the Handbook for requirements and further information.
Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science
Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Health and Medicine
Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in Veterinary 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 2 – Schedule 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
12 credit points
Course learning outcomes
Tropical veterinary science covers the field of animal health, welfare, and production with the aim of improving health and productivity of livestock, and better utilisation of animal resources, including wildlife in tropical, subtropical and similar agro-ecological environments.
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science will be able to:
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TV5010:03 Veterinary Public Health
TV5040:03 Introductory Epidemiology
TV5110:03 General Pathology
TV5121:03 Infectious Diseases of Livestock
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
6 months 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
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
3 credit points
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 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable – this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Science, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under this course.
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Master of Tropical Veterinary Science
I chose the MTVS program at JCU because I was interested in a well-rounded program that gave me the opportunity to experience regional Australia, but without compromising on access to modern facilities and quality of education.
Professor Bruce Gummow
Tropical Veterinary Science
JCU Tropical Veterinary Science provides veterinarians a unique real-life experience that cannot be simulated in other places in the world, equipping them to be the world’s future disease detectives and to stand in the gap between humans and animals.