The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. It incorporates the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive qualifications framework. Under the AQF, all qualifications of a comparable level share a defined set of entry requirements and learning outcomes which make moving between Australian institutions easier, and transferring to international institutions less complicated.

Further information can be accessed via the AQF website.

The AQF level for your program will appear alongside other program information on the University’s Programs and Courses website. 

All bachelor honours degrees are awarded with a class of honours. The classes of honours available are honours class I; honours class II (A or B); honours class III (A or B). The standard cut-offs for classes of honours are outlined in PPL3.50.12b.

Relevant discipline

To be eligible to complete a 2 year postgraduate program in 1.5 years, or a 1.5 year postgraduate program in 1 year, applicants must have completed a previous degree that is considered to be within a relevant discipline.

Definitions of "relevant discipline":

Business School - study areas deemed to be relevant disciplines

Program

Program code

Areas of study or work experience deemed to be "relevant disciplines"

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics/Master of Business Analytics5726/5188

Bachelor degree specialising in at least one of the following areas:

  • accounting
  • advertising
  • business
  • business administration
  • business technology administration 
  • commercialisation
  • computer science
  • economics
  • engineering
  • entrepreneurship
  • events management
  • finance
  • hotel or tourism management
  • human resource management
  • information systems/information technology
  • international business
  • international development
  • innovation management
  • management
  • marketing
  • mathematics/statistics
  • operations/project management
  • physics
  • science
  • strategy
  • sustainability
Master of Business (#24)5250Bachelor degree specialising in at least one of the following areas:
  • accounting
  • advertising (business degree related only)
  • business
  • business administration
  • business information systems
  • commercialisation (business degree related only)
  • economics
  • entrepreneurship
  • finance
  • human resources
  • international business
  • international hotel and tourism management (UQ BIHTM or BTHEM and Griffith University BITHM degrees permitted, others considered on a case by case basis)
  • management
  • marketing
  • strategy
  • sustainability (business degree related only)
Master of Commerce (#24)5165Bachelor degree specialising in at least one of the following areas:
  • accounting
  • advertising (business degree related only)
  • business
  • business administration
  • business information systems
  • commercialisation (business degree related only)
  • economics
  • entrepreneurship
  • finance
  • human resources
  • international business
  • international economics and trade
  • management
  • marketing
  • strategy
  • sustainability (business degree related only)
Master of Leadership and Innovation5757

Bachelor degree specialising in at least one of the following areas:

  • accounting
  • advertising
  • business
  • business administration
  • commercialisation
  • data analytics
  • economics
  • event management
  • finance
  • health services/health practitioners
  • hotel or tourism management
  • international business
  • international development/international relations
  • information systems
  • innovation management
  • marketing
  • management
  • operations/project management
  • strategy
  • sustainability
  • technology (agricultural, information, nano, bio)
Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management (#24)5548Bachelor degree specialising in at least one of the following areas:
  • event management
  • hospitality management
  • hotel management
  • tourism management
Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation5689Bachelor degree specialising in at least one of the following areas:
  • biotechnology
  • business
  • commerce
  • commercialisation
  • computer science
  • data analytics
  • economics
  • energy studies
  • engineering (business administration)
  • entrepreneurship
  • environmental management
  • food sciences
  • health services/health practitioners
  • international development or international relations
  • information systems
  • innovation
  • management
  • science
  • strategy
  • sustainability
  • technology (agricultural, information, nano, bio)
Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation5690Bachelor degree specialising in at least one of the following areas:
  • biotechnology
  • business
  • commerce
  • commercialisation
  • computer science
  • data analytics
  • economics
  • energy studies
  • engineering (business and administration)
  • entrepreneurship
  • environmental management
  • food sciences
  • health services/health practitioners
  • international development or international relations
  • information systems
  • innovation
  • management
  • science
  • strategy
  • sustainability
  • technology (agricultural, information, nano, bio)
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School of Economics - study areas deemed to be relevant disciplines

Program

Program Code

Areas of study or work experience deemed to be "relevant disciplines"

Graduate Certificate in Economics

5010

  1. a bachelor degree in economics, business, or commerce; or
  2. a bachelor degree containing at least 4 courses in any 3 of the following areas:
  • microeconomics
  • macroeconomics
  • statistics
  • mathematics
Master of Advanced Economics5656
  1. a bachelor degree at honours level or equivalent in economics, business, or commerce; or
  2. a postgraduate degree in economics, business or commerce.
Master of Applied Econometrics (#24)5603
  1. a bachelor degree in economics, business, or commerce; or
  2. a bachelor degree containing at least 4 courses in any 3 of the following areas:
  • microeconomics
  • macroeconomics
  • statistics
  • mathematics

Master of Development Economics (#24)

5469

  1. a bachelor degree in economics, business, or commerce; or
  2. a bachelor degree containing at least 4 courses in any 3 of the following areas:
  • microeconomics
  • macroeconomics
  • statistics
  • mathematics

Master of Economics (#24)

5601

  1. a bachelor degree in economics, business, or commerce; or
  2. a bachelor degree containing at least 4 courses in any 3 of the following areas:
  • microeconomics
  • macroeconomics
  • statistics
  • mathematics

Master of Economics and Public Policy (#24)

5545

  1. a bachelor degree in economics, business, or commerce; or
  2. a bachelor degree containing at least 4 courses in any 3 of the following areas:
  • microeconomics
  • macroeconomics
  • statistics
  • mathematics

Master of Health Economics (#24)

5418

  1. a bachelor degree in economics, business, or commerce; or
  2. a bachelor degree containing at least 4 courses in any 3 of the following areas:
  • microeconomics
  • macroeconomics
  • statistics
  • mathematics

Master of International Economics and Finance (#24)

5185

  1. a bachelor degree in economics, business, or commerce; or
  2. a bachelor degree containing at least 4 courses in any 3 of the following areas:
  • microeconomics
  • macroeconomics
  • statistics
  • mathematics
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School of Law - study areas deemed to be relevant disciplines

Program

Program Code

Areas of study or work experience deemed to be "relevant disciplines"

Master of Laws (#16)

5191

A student seeking admission on the basis of work experience would typically have undertaken full-time work experience, inter alia, as:

  • solicitor
  • barrister
  • in-house legal practitioner
  • legal consultant with a major consulting firm
  • contracts officer or claims manager within a commercial entity
  • bank, finance or insurance officer
  • research officer within a legal practice, law reform commission or public advocacy organisation
  • legal studies teacher or legal academic

Master of International Commercial Law

5695

Bachelor degree or three years of professional full-time work experience (or equivalent) specialising in at least one of the following areas:

  • law
  • accounting
  • advertising (business degree related only)
  • business
  • business administration
  • business information systems
  • commercialisation (business degree related only)
  • economics
  • finance
  • international business
  • international economics and trade
  • entrepreneurship
  • human resources
  • management
  • marketing
  • strategy
  • sustainability (business degree related only)
  • international hotel and tourism management (UQ and Griffith University BITHM degrees permitted, others considered on a case by case basis)
Master of International Law5658

Bachelor degree in law; or a bachelor degree in arts (or equivalent) with a sequence of study in peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, sociology, cultural studies, media studies, communication, economics/political economy, anthropology or ethnography.

To satisfy the requirement for same discipline a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least four courses covering international topics.

Master of International Relations / Master of International Law5671

International Relations: Bachelor degree with a sequence of study in peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, sociology, cultural studies, media studies, communication, economics/political economy, anthropology or ethnography, and law.

International Law: Bachelor degree in law; or a bachelor degree in arts (or equivalent) with a sequence of study in peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, sociology, cultural studies, media studies, communication, economics/political economy, anthropology or ethnography.

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