Southern Cross University

Postgraduate Qualifying Program

Southern Cross University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 091557J

Level of study: Postgraduate


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.

Major areas of study

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.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 12,840 for the entire course; 3,210 per unit
Start date: 06 July 2020
02 November 2020
Duration: 15 weeks
Study mode: Full time

Gold Coast Campus

Southern Cross Drive
Gold Coast Queensland 4225

Entry criteria

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

Applicants must have IELTS - 6.0 with no band less than 5.5; CPE - 52; CAE - 52; TOEFL PBT - 550 min 4.5 (TWE); TOEFL iBT- 60 with no less than 17 in writing & speaking, no less than 11 in reading & listening; PTE - 50 with no communicative score less than 46; ISPLR - 3+ or better in all 4 skills; CEFR - B2.


Southern Cross University
Lismore Campus
Military Road North Coast New South Wales 2480