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About the course

With our biosecurity science courses, you can combine your interests in agriculture, animals and plants with science in a rewarding and practical career. This degree is the only dedicated undergraduate biosecurity course offered in Australia.

You will gain the knowledge to help:

  • protect our farms, livestock and crops from pests and disease
  • help prevent the attack of weeds and feral animals
  • protect people and the community from zoonotic diseases.

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

  • anatomy and physiology
  • plant and animal production
  • animal health and diseases
  • plant pests and diseases
  • epidemiology.


  • surveillance and monitoring
  • risk management
  • legislation, regulation and policy
  • compliance and enforcement.

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.

delivery method

In-person Training sessions held at a physical location, providing direct interaction between trainers and participants.

course provided by

Box Hill Institute




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