Postgraduate Qualifying Program

2021 course information for Domestic Students
2021 course information for International Students

updated 8:11 PM on Fri, 16 April

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR/OP
N/A
Duration
15 weeks full-time
15 weeks full-time
Location
Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Start date
November
October
Course code
9509920
Course abbreviation
PQP
Credit points
48
Equivalent units
4
CRICOS
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Fees
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Non-tuition fee: $240

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

The Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) develops study skills at the postgraduate level. It is designed for international students whose academic qualifications are slightly below Southern Cross University’s entry requirements for postgraduate degrees.

Students who successfully complete the PQP meet the academic and English language entry requirements for the following on-campus postgraduate courses at Southern Cross University: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Professional Accounting (MPA), Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management (MITHM), Master of Information Technology or the Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration (MEM/MBA). Students who successfully complete the PQP also receive two units of advanced standing towards these courses.

Study streams Start

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)
Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management (MITHM)

November

Master of Engineering Management/
Master of Business Administration (MEM/MBA)

November
Master of Information Technology (MIT) November

 

The Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) develops study skills at the postgraduate level. It is designed for international students whose academic qualifications are slightly below Southern Cross University’s entry requirements for postgraduate degrees.

Students who successfully complete the PQP meet the academic and English language entry requirements for the following on-campus postgraduate courses at Southern Cross University: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Professional Accounting (MPA), Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management (MITHM), Master of Information Technology or the Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration (MEM/MBA). Students who successfully complete the PQP also receive two units of advanced standing towards these courses.

Study streams Start

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)
Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management (MITHM)

November

Master of Engineering Management/
Master of Business Administration (MEM/MBA)

November
Master of Information Technology (MIT) November

 

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Applicants will need to have completed a full-time, three-year, higher education sector, post-secondary (post-Year 12) study qualification.

Applicants for admission to candidature to the Postgraduate Qualifying Program must have an assessable entry qualification from a country where English is the main language and where the medium of instruction for that qualification was English, or have completed an IELTS Academic Test (or present comparable test scores*) with:

  • a minimum overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 in each subtest (or comparable test scores*) for the 15 weeks English Language Program concurrent with academic units

* Comparable scores include SCU College Placement Test scores, CPE, CAE and TOEFL PBT (see www.scu.edu.au/englishskills).

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

About the course

Postgraduate preparation and management communication plus a core unit from either the business, tourism, hospitality and accounting stream or from the information technology and engineering management stream.

Study streams Start

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)
Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management (MITHM)

November

Master of Engineering Management/
Master of Business Administration (MEM/MBA)

November
Master of Information Technology (MIT) November

 

Domestic students

International students

LocationSessionAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold Coast3N/AN/A
Melbourne3N/A091557J
Perth3N/A091557J
Sydney3N/A091557J

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

International students studying in Australia

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Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.


Assessment methods

Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses, and examinations.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including face-to-face lectures and tutorials. Some units offer online activities, classes, pre-recorded and/or live lectures. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit. 

Career opportunities

Students who successfully complete the PQP meet the academic and English language entry requirements for the following on-campus postgraduate courses at Southern Cross University: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Professional Accounting (MPA), Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management (MITHM), Master of Information Technology or the Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration (MEM/MBA). Students who successfully complete the PQP also receive two units of advanced standing towards these courses.

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Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To meet the requirements of this course students must complete the equivalent of 3 units (48 credit points) comprising:


Course structure


Schedule of units

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Core Units

COMM3005 -  Postgraduate Preparation
BUSN5003 -  Management Communication

Elective Unit

Choose one (1) unit from the following:



Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

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In this program, the Core Units COMM3005 -  Postgraduate Preparation classes are typically held over three days (Monday to Wednesday) throughout the session. Other units are offered in the same session, often after the COMM3005 -  Postgraduate Preparation classes. These scheduled timings are subject to availability.


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