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    Bachelor of Equine Science

    Charles Sturt University

    Charles Sturt University

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    Australia, Port Macquarie

    University RankQS Ranking
    810

    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Bachelor

    Study Type

    Full Time

    Delivery

    Online

    Campuses

    Wagga Wagga

    Program Language

    English

    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines3-Mar-2025 20-Jun-2025
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    Go to the official application for the university

    Duration 3 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 36,320  / year
    Apply Date 20-Jun-2025
    Next Intake 3-Mar-2025

    Bachelor of Equine Science

    About

    Turn your love of horses into a career, with our Bachelor of Equine Science. Charles Sturt University is now Australia's only provider of this unique course. The Bachelor of Equine Science will prepare you for a successful career in equine health, welfare, breeding, equitation science, training, nutrition, performance, rehabilitation, teaching, research or business.

    Alongside a choice of elective subjects, you could also choose to do a business management major. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need to make evidence-based decisions in equine and animal-related industries, ensuring you’ll be job-ready when you graduate.

    Science, Technology and Health Direct Entry Program

    Get direct entry into this course by completing a free five-day intensive program. Find out how.

    Delivered by internationally recognised academics, this equine science degree is a practical and contemporary program. A choice of electives gives you the ability to contextualise and pursue your specific interests and career aspirations. < dl>

    Quality learning experience

    As well as acquiring a fundamental understanding and appreciation of anatomy, physiology and the basic sciences, you'll develop skills in equine nutrition, reproduction, training and performance, health and welfare, and business. If you choose the business management major, you'll also study financial management, business law, human resources, property planning, advertising and marketing.

    World-leading technology and facilities

    Charles Sturt University offers world-leading technology and facilities, including a high-speed treadmill and reproduction barn and laboratory. and equine isolation unit. The Equine Centre has six stable blocks, covered yards and handling facilities, an indoor arena, several outdoor arenas and an undercover horse walker. If you wish to bring your horse with you, we offer stables with access to communal paddocks. You provide your own feed and bedding and care for your own horse as a boarder. Local feed suppliers will deliver to Charles Sturt University. 

    Flexibility and support

    We ensure low staff-to-student ratios, so you receive individual help and support throughout the course. You can also choose to study online to complement work and lifestyle commitments.

    Skills development

    While there are no prerequisite subjects, studies in mathematics and chemistry at Year 12 level are preferred. Prior horse experience offers some advantages but is not essential. You do not need to be able to ride a horse to complete your equine science degree. Instruction in riding is not offered as part of the course.

    Honours

    If you achieve a grade point average of 5.0 or above, at the end of your degree, you'll be eligible to enrol in a one-year Honours program to develop the skills necessary for a career in academia, teaching and research.

    Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    • A completed High School Certificate with a minimum ATAR required (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
      OR
    • Successful completion of two University level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
      OR
    • A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
      OR
    • 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
      OR
    • A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
      OR
    • A minimum of three years relevant work experience AND documentary evidence of motivation to undertake university study in equine science. Such evidence must include a statement by the applicant addressing their work experience, the reason(s) for their interest in the course and what they have done (or will do) to prepare for the course. A statement of support (recommendation) from an employer or a professional person is highly desirable.

    English Program Requirements

    Career

    When you graduate, you'll be ready to make your mark in a wide range of careers, including:

     
    • equine facility and resources manager
    • equine nutritionist
    • equine re-trainer and rehabilitation
    • equine welfare officer
    • reproductive technician

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load


    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 36,320 

    How to Apply

    The process to apply to study with us is simple, just follow these steps. 

    Step 1: Choose your course

    Choose a course from the list of courses available to international students. Each course lists the fees for the course for that year. 

    Make sure you change the search filter to 'international'. This will ensure courses available for international students to study will display.

    Step 2: Check the entry requirements and application dates

    All of your course entry requirements (academic and English) can be found online.

    If you have not reached the level required for entry to your chosen course, there are other pathways you can follow.

    Higher Education Application Dates

    Semester 3 2023 Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024 Semester 3 2024

    Last date to submit offshore applications 

    15 October 2023 22 January 2024 20 May 2024 23 September 2024

    Last date to submit onshore applications 

    24 October 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024

    Last date to submit applications for course changes/transfers 

    29 October 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024
    Orientation week commences 30 October 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024

    Teaching commences

    6 November 2023 4 March 2024 8 July 2024 4 November 2024
    Census date 27 November 2023 24 March 2024 29 July 2024 25 November 2024

    TAFE Application Dates

    Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024
    Last date to submit offshore applications  20 November 2023 17 June 2024
    Last date to submit onshore applications  22 December 2023 24 June 2024
    Teaching commences 1 January 2024 1 July 2024
    Census date 11 March 2024 11 August 2024

    CDU International College

    Semester 3 2023 Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024 Semester 3 2024

    Last date to submit offshore applications 

    25 October 2023 22 January 2024 20 May 2024 23 September 2024

    Last date to submit onshore applications 

    1 November 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024

    Teaching commences

    6 November 2023 4 March 2024 8 July 2024 4 November 2024
    Census date 27 November 2023 24 March 2024 29 July 2024 25 November 2024
    Step 3: Apply online or through an agent

    Applications must be submitted online through our application portal. You’ll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online. 

    You can lodge a direct application. However, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you are not able to submit a direct application via the application portal, then apply through one of our registered agents.

    Option 1: Direct

    Submit your application to study at CDU via the online portal.

    Option 2: Agent

    We have authorised representatives in many countries, and you may use their services to assist you in the application process. Education agents are generally able to help you with your visa application as well as your university application.

    Please select your country of nationality to find our other overseas or external representatives.

    When applying for your course, ensure that your application form is completed as an incomplete application may delay the application process. You’ll also need to provide and label correctly all the required documentation below:

    1. Passport copy showing all relevant information
    2. Proof of English language proficiency test
    3. A well-written Statement of Purpose (Single) or Statement of Purpose (Family)
    4. Certified copies of all academic transcripts, award certificates including grading systems information and English translations (whenever applicable)
    5. Resume
    6. Other supporting documents.

    Scholarships

    We offer an exciting and generous range of scholarships to support international students coming to study at CDU. More information on available international scholarships can be found on our international student scholarship page.

    Apply for Credit, Advanced Standing or Recognition of Prior Learning (RLP) (if applicable)

    Please indicate in your application if you will be applying for advanced standing based on previous studies and submit the following documents:

    • Certified academic transcripts of your previous study along with unit outlines (and certified English translation, if required). 
    • Completed HE113 Application for Exemption form.

    View more details about Advanced standing at CDU.

    The University may ask for further documentation if required at any time of the application process. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with a reference number which will allow you to track the status of your application. Remember to include this reference number in all correspondences with the University about your application.

    Certifying documents

    What is a certified document?

    A certified document is a copy of an original document that a qualified person has cited and confirmed as correct and legitimate. When you need a document to be certified, you must have both the copy and the original with you.

    Who can certify my documents?

    The person who certifies your document/s must be contactable by telephone during normal working hours.

    Your documents must be certified by one of the following authorised officers:

    • Any CDU staff member
    • Any manager-level staff or higher from the Institution the academic document has come from
    • The official records department of the Institution that initially issued the document/s
    • An Australian overseas diplomatic mission and an Australian Education Centre
    • The Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
    • A Justice of the Peace (JP)/Notary with a registration number
    • An accountant - must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, or the Australian Association of Taxation and Management Accountants or be a Registered Tax Agent
    • A CDU-registered international agent
    • A bank manager, but not a manager of a bank travel centre
    • A credit union branch manager
    • A commissioner for declarations
    • A barrister, solicitor or patent attorney
    • A police officer in charge of a police station, or of the rank of sergeant and above
    • A postal manager
    • A Principal of an Australian secondary college, high school or primary school
    • A medical practitioner

    It is important to note that you (or immediate family members) cannot certify your documents, even if you or they belong to one of the categories listed above.

    How should the authorised officer certify each document?

    The certifying officer must print the following text on all pages of the copied document:

    'I certify this to be a true copy of the document shown and reported to me as the original.'

    They must also include their name, address, contact telephone number, profession or occupation or organisation, and the date, and then they must sign the document.

    The certifying officer should also include the official stamp or seal of the certifier's organisation on the copy if the organisation has such a stamp.

    In addition to the above, a Justice of the Peace/Notary must also print their registration number and provide details of the state in which they are registered.

    Documents certified by a Justice of the Peace without a registration number will not be accepted. To find a Justice of the Peace in your area, check the public register available online from the NSW Attorney-General's Department.

    Charles Sturt University

    Bachelor of Equine Science

    Charles Sturt University

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    Australia,

    Port Macquarie

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