0.5 year full-time
Burwood (Melbourne) by Deakin College
Current Deakin Students
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Deakin University's Masters Qualifying Program (MQP) will develop the core skills you need for success at selected postgraduate level courses at Deakin.
The Deakin University Masters 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 MQP 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 MQP will meet the academic and English language requirements for entry into specified coursework postgraduate programs at Deakin University.
The MQP is taught by the Deakin College and Deakin University's English Language Institute (DUELI). Both institutions are co-located in a purpose-built building on Deakin University's Burwood (Melbourne) campus with state-of-the-art classroom facilities.Read More
To complete the Masters Qualifying Program (MQP), students must complete two discipline-based units (with an achieved pass grade), two academic skill-based units (with an achieved pass grade) and the compulsory 0-credit point module, MAIQ010 Academic Integrity Module.
Students complete compulsory 0-credit point unit:-
Students complete 4 credit points of study:
Plus 2 credit points of units from:
^ Units delivered by DUELI located at the Burwood Melbourne Campus.
* Units delivered by Deakin College located at the Burwood Melbourne Campus
This is a non-award course.
2022 course information
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Courses Policy.
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Intake 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
Intake 2 - June
- Start date: June
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
Intake 3 - October
- Start date: October
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
PRECLUSIONS: Students who complete the two discipline-based postgraduate units and are successful in gaining entry into a postgraduate course, will be eligible for 2 preclusions.
Note: credit is not awarded for preclusions. Students are required to replace precluded unit(s) with an equivalent number of credit points (unit/s) from elective units.
Mandatory student checks
As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
This course does not include any compulsory placements or work-based training.
Minimum admission requirements for the MQP programs are outlined below. For specific academic standard requirements, and requirements for countries not listed, please refer to https://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 at https://www.deakin.edu.au/international-students/getting-into-deakin/entry-requirements/english-language-requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Fees and scholarships
Fee information for 2022 will be updated shortly
International tuition fees for the Masters Qualifying Programs are charged on a per course basis. Rates will be set annually and enrolled students will be invoiced in the applicable study period.
Learn more about tuition fees.
No scholarships are currently available for this course.
How to apply
Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page.
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 successful completion of the Business and Law MQP. Please see the course-specific entry requirements:
M701 Master of Business Administration
M742 Master of Professional Accounting
M703 Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management)
M722 Master of Information Systems
M751 Master of Business Administration (International)
M748 Master of Business (Sport Management)
M755 Master of Commerce
M780 Master of International Accounting- ACCA
M761 Master of Business Analytics
M601 Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
M696 Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting
The MQP program is a Masters qualifying program with all successful students articulating into a Faculty of Business and Law Master or Graduate Diploma program. This will then enable the student to complete a professional degree leading on to employment in a related business area.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities
|Demonstrate your ability to understand and apply fundamental and technical knowledge in business to succeed in the faculty’s postgraduate programs|
|Demonstrate written, oral and interpersonal communication skills essential for successful progression into the faculty’s postgraduate programs|
|To develop enough digital literacy to find, uses and disseminate information to meet the expectations at the postgraduate level|
|Demonstrate your ability to think critically and analyse and form judgement to meet the expectations at the postgraduate level|
|To develop sufficient problem-solving skills to enable the student to successfully complete assessment at the postgraduate level in business and participate in group activities and class discussions|
|Demonstrate time management and study skills essential for undertaking postgraduate studies in business|
|Demonstrate teamwork skills when working in small groups|
|Engage effectively in different environments and contexts reflecting social, sustainable, ethical, economic, and global perspectives in the field of commerce|