Box Hill Campus - Elgar
465 Elgar Road
Melbourne Victoria 3128
CRICOS course code: 082589J
Level of study: Undergraduate
With our biosecurity science course you can combine your interests in agriculture, animals and plants with science in a rewarding and practical career. This is the only dedicated undergraduate biosecurity course offered in Australia.
You will gain the knowledge to help:
We run the Bachelor of Biosecurity Science in association with our Biosecurity Centre of Excellence.
Develop your skills and practical knowledge in the plant and animal sciences and expand your understanding of the science and regulation of biosecurity. Begin your studies with a foundation in biology, microbiology, chemistry and research methods. Then your specialised subjects include:
Plants and animals
In your final year you will complete a biosecurity industry project. During this two month industry placement, you will evaluate and report on biosecurity practice.
Career & Learning Outcomes
This biosecurity science course may provide you with professional employment opportunities as science-educated and biosecurity-skilled personnel at entry-level positions in compliance, auditing, policy development, data management, investigation, training, and surveillance monitoring of industries impacted by biosecurity risk. Employment opportunities are available across a broad range of industries but may include job titles such as: Biosecurity Officer, Biosecurity Compliance Regulatory Officer, Biosecurity Policy Officer and Project Support Officer. They may also find positions in allied industries that are biosecurity-relevant, in all cases, informed by comprehensive understanding of national and international best practice.
Pathways & Accreditation
If you have successfully completed the Diploma of Laboratory Technology you may qualify for 24 credit points (4 units).
Successful completion of the degree will enable you to apply for an Honours or Master's degree in a related field.
This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7 and Box Hill Institute Graduate Attributes.
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|Tuition Fees (AUD $)||Start date||Duration||Campus|
20,544 Per Year
Read moreAnnual Service Fee: 166
Self study / online (with attendance)
Lilydale Lakeside Campus
Melbourne Victoria 3140
International students must have completed an Australian Year 12 or international equivalent with a pass.
PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from international students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.
IELTS overall 6.0 (academic) with no band less than 5.5; TOEFL IBT overall score 64, with each section no less than 12 for listening, 13 for reading, 21 for writing, 18 for speaking; PTE academic English overall 50 no communicative skills less than 42; Cambridge English advanced (CAE): 169-175; Occupational English Test (OET): minimum score of C in each of the four components.