About the unit of study levels

What are 1000-level, 2000-level, 3000-level or 4000-level and 5000-level units?

  • 1000-level units of study have foundational or introductory learning outcomes. They are designed for students in the first year of a Bachelor degree or who are attempting a discipline area for the first time.
  • 2000-level units of study have learning outcomes which assume prior foundational or introductory study. They are designed for students who are in the second year of a Bachelor degree or have completed 1000-level units in a discipline area.
  • 3000-level units of study have learning outcomes designed for students in the third year of a Bachelor degree. In 144 credit point Bachelor degrees, these units should enable students to demonstrate learning outcomes expected for a degree at the Australian Qualifications (AQF) Level 7.
  • 4000-level units of study have learning outcomes at the advanced or honours level. These units are designed for students who have already achieved learning outcomes for a 144 credit point pass-level Bachelor degree, or who are completing the final year of a 192 credit point Bachelor degree. They should enable students to demonstrate learning outcomes expected for a degree at Australian Qualifications (AQF) Level 8.
  • 5000-level units of study have learning outcomes designed for postgraduate-level students. That is, students who have already achieved the learning outcomes for a Bachelor degree or higher and are undertaking a Masters by coursework, Advanced Masters, Masters by Research or a PhD.