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Postgraduate Qualifying Program

CRICOS Code: 060146G

JCU's Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) provides an alternative and streamlined pathway directly into selected postgraduate level programs for international students who do not meet the normal academic entry requirements for a postgraduate course work program.

Successful completion of PQP guarantees direct entry into selected Postgraduate Programs:


  • Advanced standing credit is not available for entry to the Postgraduate Qualifying Program.
  • PQP subjects do not give advanced standing credit into a postgraduate program.

Students must pass all PQP subjects before progressing into postgraduate studies.

PQP Subjects (students must undertake)

  • BU1004 Management, People & Organisations OR
  • BU1005 Personal and Professional Skills in Business
  • BU2010 Business Research Methods


  • two Level 3 Bachelor of Business subjects offered in a trimester.