50 point program
0.5 years full-time / 1 year part-time
Applicants selected for the course must either have:
- a degree in Veterinary Science, or an equivalent qualification from a veterinary school listed in the World Health Organization Directory of Veterinary Schools; AND at least 2 years of documented relevant work experience in the diagnosis and control of animal diseases,
- an undergraduate degree in a relevant scientific field (such as agriculture or biology), with a demonstrated appropriate background in Master of Veterinary Public Health core curriculum areas including veterinary anatomy, physiology, pathology and microbiology, and at least 4 years of documented relevant work experience in the diagnosis and control of animal disease (for example, as a government employed Animal Health Officer).
All students must meet the University of Melbourne's English language requirement and the Selection Committee may conduct interviews or tests and may call for referee reports or employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
(a) Up to 25 credit points of advanced standing may be given to applicants who have either:
- an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline and a minimum of two years of documented animal health related work experience; or
- a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline.
(b) Students enrolled in the University of Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) may be permitted to enrol in the Graduate Certificate of Veterinary Public Health after the completion of the second year of the DVM and may receive up to 25 points of advanced standing. This pathway is not available to students who have already completed the DVM.