Study Bachelor of Biosecurity Science at Boxhill Institute

Get equipped with knowledge and skills that are used to undertake to stop the spread or introduction of harmful organisms to human, animal and plant life.

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3 years full-time

Delivery mode

On campus:

– Lilydale Lakeside Campus

Annual fee
  • AUD19,550
Start dates
  • February

Why study Bachelor of Biosecurity Science at Boxhill

  • The only undergraduate biosecurity course offered in Australia
    Combines students interests in agriculture, animals and plants with science
  • Learn to protect farms, livestock and crops from pests and disease
  • Students will learn to protect mankind from zoonotic diseases
  • Develops students practical skills and knowledge in plant and animal science

Career opportunities

Graduates will find employment opportunities at an entry-level position as science-educated and biosecurity-skilled personnel, auditing, data management, policy development, investigation, training and other areas impacted by biosecurity risk.

Potential occupations include:

  • Biosecurity Officer
  • Biosecurity Compliance
  • Regulatory Officer
  • Biosecurity Policy Officer
  • Project Support Officer

Professional recognition/accreditation

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the qualification is placed at level 7 of Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)

What you will study

Biosecurity core units

  • BBS322 Invasive plants
  • BBS323 Invasive animals
  • BBS324 Biosecurity risk management
  • BBS103 Australian agricultural industry
  • BBS101 Foundation chemistry
  • BBS104 Introduction to biosecurity
  • BBS326 Biosecurity compliance and enforcement
  • BBS212 Biosecurity surveillance and monitoring
  • BBS115 Introductory microbiology
  • BBS117 Plant anatomy and physiology
  • BBS211 Pathogens and parasites
  • BBS213 Plant production systems
  • BBS215 Genomes and gmos
  • BBS102 Biology
  • BBS335 Biosecurity legislation, regulation and policy
  • BBS337 Biosecurity industry project
  • BBS106 Research methods and statistics
  • BBS118 Animal anatomy and physiology
  • BBS227 Animal health and disease
  • BBS228 Human biosecurity and public health
  • BBS321 Epidemiology and biostatistics
  • BBS214 Animal production and husbandry
  • BBS226 Plant pests and disease

How to apply

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