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Academic Entry Requirements

English Language Requirements

The minimum entry level requirement for a postgraduate coursework program at JCU Brisbane is successful completion of study equivalent to an Australian undergraduate Bachelor award.


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AQF Framework

National policy changes as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) mean that all master level programs will need to be of two years duration where a student does not have an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline. Students with an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline will be eligible to complete a 1.5 year master degree.

For JCU, duration of two years is equivalent to 16 subjects. At present most of the business masters by coursework programs are 12 subjects (1.5 years of full time study)

Following a 3 year Level 7 qualification in a non-cognate discipline, master degree must be 2 years in duration. If the Level 7 qualification is in the same discipline area they may be 1.5 years.

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English Language Requirements

If your native language is not English you generally need to demonstrate your English language proficiency by achieving a score in a test such as Academic IELTS or TOEFL or Pearson (PTE Academic) (see table below). Other English language tests may also be accepted as proof of English language proficiency.

If you have successfully completed two years full-time study in which the language of instruction was English may satisfy the English language requirement. To be considered, the study must have been undertaken no more than two years prior to the date of application. You will need to provide a certificate or statement issued by the Registrar's office of that institution confirming this.

(PTE Academic)
Diploma of Business 5.5
(no component lower than 5)
525 (essay rating at least 3.5) 70
(minimum writing score of 18)
Undergraduate 6.0
(no component lower than 5.5)
(minimum Test of Written English score of 4.0)
(minimum writing score of 19)

Postgraduate Program

(no component lower than 6.0)
(minimum Test of Written English score of 4.0)
(minimum writing score of 19)

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