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
Online enquiry

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. 

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:

MAA103Accounting for Decision Making

MAE102The Global Economy

MAF101Fundamentals of Finance

MMM132Management

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

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.

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)

M601

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration2

M696

Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting1

M622

Graduate Diploma of Information Systems1

M616

Graduate Diploma of Commerce1

M630

Graduate Diploma of International Finance1

M631

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (International)3



Master degrees
(12 credit points - 1.5 years)

M701

Master of Business Administration2

M720

Master of Professional Accounting1

M758

Master of Marketing4

M723

Master of International Business5

Master degrees
(16 credit points - 2 years)

M748

Master of Business (Sport Management)1

M722

Master of Information Systems1

M755

Master of Commerce1

M750

Master of International Finance1

M751

Master of Business Administration (International)1

M794

Master of Accounting and International Finance1

Notes:

1Applicants must have successfully completed all four PQP units and achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) grade of 60 per cent for each discipline-based unit undertaken 

2Applicants must have successfully completed all four PQP units and achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of a 65 per cent or above, plus 3 years managerial or professional work experience

3Applicants must have successfully completed all four PQP units and achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of a 65 per cent or above

4Applicants must have successfully completed all four PQP units and achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) grade of 60 per cent for each discipline-based unit undertaken, plus 3 years relevant work experience

5Applicants must have successfully completed all four PQP units and achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) grade of 60 per cent for each discipline-based unit undertaken, plus 3 years relevant work experience in addition to having studied at a post-secondary level (in a business related discipline)

 

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