Academic requirements

The entry requirement for a coursework master's degree, graduate diploma or graduate certificate is usually a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a related field. Some courses, however, accept an undergraduate degree from any field.

You may also need to have achieved certain marks in your undergraduate studies. The requirements vary by course, but generally a strong ‘above average’ academic record is required for direct entry to master's programs.

If you do not have a strong academic record, an alternative pathway may be available through graduate diploma level study. If your performance in the graduate diploma program is acceptable, you may be able to upgrade your degree to master's level.

Some coursework programs also require relevant professional experience for admission.

Additionally, health and security checks are required for some postgraduate courses involving fieldwork in the New South Wales hospital and education systems.

For more information about entry requirements for postgraduate coursework programs, refer to: