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Accredited programs

Get professional accreditation with three of our science degrees
If you want to become an accredited psychologist, veterinarian, or nutritionist and dietician, our specialist degrees give you the qualifications you need for professional accreditation.

Nutrition and Dietetics

This program is currently accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). A graduate of this program is eligible to become a full member of DAA and to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program. The University is required to maintain a current accreditation status as outlined in the DAA accreditation process available on the DAA website.


The Master of Clinical Psychology, and Master of Clinical Psychology and PhD are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a 5th and 6th year of study in psychology, and are approved qualifications for Associate Membership of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s (AHPRA) Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) also recognises the programs for the purposes of registration and for endorsement of practice in clinical psychology. The programs are recognised by the NSW Ministry of Health as qualifying the holder for progression to the grade of clinical psychologist.

Veterinary Medicine

The veterinary degrees at the University of Sydney are accredited by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc. (AVBC Inc.) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK). Graduating from an accredited veterinary school is essential before graduates are able to practice as a licensed veterinarian.

The University of Sydney was ranked first in Australia and 23rd in the world for veterinary science by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.

Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.

The veterinary degrees from the University of Sydney are recognised by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc., allowing graduates to be eligible for registration with the Veterinary Surgeons' Board in all states and territories of Australia and in New Zealand.

American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education

Following its global accreditation site visit in 2019, the Sydney School of Veterinary Science has been accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Last Site Visit: 2019
Next Site Visit: 2026

Accreditation by the AVMA allows our graduates to sit the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE), which is a prerequisite for all veterinarians seeking to practice in North America.

University of Sydney NAVLE Results

  N Number passing Percent passing
November/December 2009 and April 2010 4 3 75%
November/December 2010 and April 2011 5 4 80%
November/December 2011 and April 2012 17 16 94%
November/December 2012 and April 2013 16 14 88%
November/December 2013 and April 2014 8 6 75%
November/December 2014 and April 2015 16 13 81%
November/December 2015 and April 2016 19 15 79%
November/December 2016 and April 2017 13 10 77%
November/December 2017 and April 2018 9 7 78%
November December 2018 and April 2019 11 6 55%
November December 2019 and April 2020 17 16 94%
November December 2020 and April 2021 23 15 65%
November December 2021 and April 2022 22 16 73%
November December 2022 and April 2023 34 23 68%%
Cumulative results 2009 - 2023 214 164 77%

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK)

The veterinary degrees at University of Sydney are recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) through a mutual recognition agreement with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council. This allows graduates to apply to practice veterinary medicine in the United Kingdom and certain countries in Asia, including Singapore and Hong Kong.

South African Veterinary Council

The veterinary degrees at University of Sydney are recognised by the South African Veterinary Council. This allows graduates to apply to practice veterinary science in South Africa.