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Postgraduate Qualifying Program (Business and Law)

Course summary for international students

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Length0.5 year full-time
Next available intakeIntake 1: October
Intake 2: February
Intake 3: June
CRICOS course code061692F
Deakin course code M068
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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Course overview

Deakin University's Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) will develop the core skills you need for success at selected postgraduate level courses at Deakin.


The Deakin University Postgraduate Qualifying Program is a non-award program designed to provide a quality pathway to Deakin University's postgraduate programs in Business and Law.


Combining English language training and academic studies, the PQP is designed for students whose academic qualifications and/or English proficiency levels are marginally below the entry requirements for postgraduate programs at Deakin University.


The emphasis is on developing the skills necessary for success at postgraduate level. Students who complete the particular pathways within the PQP will meet the academic and English language requirements for entry into specified coursework postgraduate programs at Deakin University.


The PQP is taught by the Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology (MIBT) and Deakin University's English Language Institute (DUELI). Both institutions are co-located in a purpose built building on Deakin University's Burwood (Melbourne) with state-of-the-art classroom facilities.

Fees and charges

International tuition fees for the Postgraduate Qualifying Programs are charged on a per course basis. Rates will be set annually and enrolled students will be invoiced at the prevailing rate. Invoices will be issued each trimester. 

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Course structure

Students complete 4 credit points of study:


Academic and Intercultural Communication for Postgraduate Study

Academic Writing and Research Skills Development for Postgraduate Study


Plus 2 credit points of units from:


MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making  

MAE102 The Global Economy  

MAF101 Fundamentals of Finance  

MMM132 Management  

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Entry requirements - general

Minimum admission requirements for the PQP programs are outlined below. For specific academic standard requirements, and requirements for countries not listed, please refer to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/international/apply-entry.php


Completion of three year post-secondary study qualification (equivalent to post-Year 12).

  • India/Pakistan - 3 year qualification post Standard/Class XII
  • China - 3 year qualification post Senior High School Certificate
  • Sri Lanka - 3 year qualification post A levels.

English language proficiency requirements:
An overall band score of 6 or better in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test (Academic module) with no individual band score less than 6; or equivalent. A full listing of the University’s undergraduate English language requirements is available online at www.deakin.edu.au/future-students

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How to apply

Apply directly to Deakin by mail or fax, or in person.


Applying by mail or fax:

Apply directly to Deakin by mail or fax, or in person by completing an application form.

  • Include certified/notarised evidence of your academic qualifications and English language proficiency.
  • Enclose a non-refundable application fee of A$55 either by bank draft made payable to Deakin University, or by completing the 'Payment of application fee by credit card' section on the application form.
  • Send or fax your form and documents to the relevant office contained in the Postgraduate Qualifying Program publication (link above).

Applying in person:

Visit any of our offices in India, Indonesia or Australia to drop off your application form or get further course advice.


Our staff in these offices can help you with questions about Deakin, give you career advice and information you need before you leave home, and will help you with your application.


Who can apply:

Applications will be accepted from:

  • Persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
  • Persons living in Australia with Temporary status, provided that there is no limitation on study.

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Further study

Successful completion of this course allows you to meet the University's English language requirements for postgraduate study. The following postgraduate courses are available for entry upon completion of the Business and Law PQP:


Graduate Diplomas

(8 credit points - 1 year duration)

M622 Graduate Diploma of Information Systems1

M630 Graduate Diploma of International Finance1

M651 Graduate Diploma of International Business2

M696 Graduate Diploma of Accounting1


Masters degrees

(12 credit points - 1.5 years duration)

M705 Master of Commerce1
M718 Master of Business (Sport Management)1
M720 Master of Professional Accounting1
M722 Master of Information Systems1
M723 Master of International Business2
M730 Master of International Finance1
M731 Master of Business Administration (International)3


Combined courses

(16 credit points - 2 years duration)

D706 Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce1
D707 Master of International Finance/Master of Professional Accounting1
D708 Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of Commerce3
D709 Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of Professional Accounting3
D711 Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of Information Systems3



1 Entry to Business and Law postgraduate courses will require successful completion of the PQP at a prescribed level of achievement. Some courses, such as the MBA (International) and associated courses will require a higher level of achievement.
2 Entry to the Master of International Business and associated courses will require successful complete of the PQP at a prescribed level of achievement, and studies completed at a post-secondary level must be in a business related discipline..
3 Entry to this course requires successful completion of Postgraduate Qualifying Program (Business and Law) with Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of a credit or above.


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