Bachelor of Biosecurity Science

Box Hill Institute, TAFE VIC

This program will enable students to exercise initiative and professional judgement in the diverse context of biosecurity science. Students will develop skills and knowledge in the plant and animal sciences in combination with an understanding of the social and economic framework surrounding the biosecurity continuum. The program commences with foundation studies in biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology in first year, and introduces students to biosecurity and agriculture through site visits to relevant industries. In second year, students will develop an in depth understanding of how plant and animal production systems work, the pests and diseases that are a threat to these industries and give consideration to human biosecurity including public health and biological warfare. In the final year, the focus will shift to how biosecurity is monitored and maintained. This includes studies in epidemiology, biosecurity risk management and the regulatory frameworks that govern biosecurity in Australia. At the culmination of the program, students will undertake a two-month capstone project to evaluate and report on the biosecurity principles and practices in an industry workplace to demonstrate their skills and knowledge to potential employers.

Course Fee:

Australian: $44,871
International: $56,400

Entry Requirements:

Yerar 12 or equivalent

Subjects you can Study:

Agricultural studies; Biological sciences; Biosecurity; Environmental and related studies; Land parks and wildlife management; Natural and physical sciences

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 02411J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Lilydale No info No Part time 6 years
Lilydale No info No Full time 3 years
For more than 90 years, Box Hill Institute has provided collaborative and creative approaches to education and training.

Box Hill Institute's focus is on delivering employment focused courses and work ready graduates that are equipped with the skills required to succeed.

Box Hill Institute is one the largest providers in Victoria with more than 16,000 enrolments each year. The Institute delivers around 720 courses across 523 qualifications - including many delivered internationally and within industry - covering a range of short courses, certificates, diplomas, associate degrees and degrees, graduate certificates and master programs. Pathway options with partner universities are also available.

Box Hill Institute has three campuses located in Victoria which includes Box Hill, Melbourne City and Lilydale.

All campuses are within a few minutes' walk to shops, cafes, restaurants and public transport. Box Hill Central is the local public transport hub and is serviced by regular trains, trams and buses.

International students are an important part of the vibrant, diverse community. Students from more than 50 countries have studied at Box Hill Institute, side by side with local and other international students. Box Hill Institute was awarded International Vocational Training Provider of the Year 2015, the Award reinforcing the Institute's international education provider standing.

Fee help and payment plans are available for eligible students.

RTO: 4687

Provider CRICOS: 02411J

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