Course level





Veterinary Science School




Two Semesters


Successful completion of EMS ANIM2051, ANIM2052, AGRC2001, VETS2001


Only available to Veterinary Technology students

Assessment methods

EMS requirements, reflective journal, end of semester one exam, quizzes and work based assessment.

Course coordinator

Rebekah Scotney

Work Integrated Learning

Industry Placements

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 Gatton Internal Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

The purpose of VETS3044 Preparation for Professional Practice is to assist in the transformation from veterinary technology student to practicing veterinary technologist in many fields. It is a requirement of enrolment in VETS3044 that a student must have successfully completed their 30 days EMS. Within this subject the students must attain a high professional standard in veterinary technology. This course involves the practical application of skills and knowledge in medicine, surgery, companion animals and exotics. The students will have a 6 week clinical/industry placement where they will actively participate in the daily operations of their chosen placement facility. This placement could take place in any approved veterinary related field, including but not exclusive to: veterinary practice, biosecurity, biomedical research, diagnostic laboratories, or nutrition industry. This course is very demanding and requires students to be fully and actively involved in discussions, tutorials and practical classes.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 Gatton Internal Course Profile