Masters Qualifying Program

Upgrade your qualifications with credit towards your masters.

Key Information


1 trimester (4 months)


Trimester 1, 2, 3


Mount Gravatt Campus (Brisbane)

CRICOS 095623E


International Students

2023 Tuition Fees: A$14,750
2024 Tuition Fees: A$15,000

2023-24 Non-Tuition Fees:
Refer to Incidental Fees

Masters Qualifying Program

The Masters Qualifying Program is delivered by Griffith College for Griffith University, to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for successful completion of postgraduate study.

The Masters Qualifying Program provides students with an opportunity to upgrade their prior study to meet the academic and/or English language requirements for direct admission to a Griffith University Masters program.

The program aims to provide students with the knowledge, values and competencies required for successful completion of studies at postgraduate level in Australia. It comprises one trimester of full-time study.

Once students successfully complete all four courses and meet other relevant entry criteria, they can progress to a Griffith University Masters Program of Study.

Students may receive advanced standing of 10 credit points for completion of the Masters Qualifying Program in Managing Organisations OR Project Management for Postgraduate Students.

Pathways to Griffith University Masters Programs

Arts, Education and Law
Degree codeProgramCampusCredit eligibility*
5663Master of Visual ArtsSouth Bank10 CP
5720Master of DesignSouth BankN/A
5736Master of Screen ProductionSouth Bank10 CP
Griffith Business School
Degree codeProgramCampusCredit eligibility*
5632Master of BusinessGold Coast / Nathan10 CP
5592Master of FinanceNathan10 CP
5724Master of Global DevelopmentNathan10 CP
5748Master of Human Resource Management and Employment RelationsGold Coast / NathanN/A
5749Master of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations / Master of International BusinessNathanN/A
5311Master of International BusinessNathan10 CP
5659Master of International Business / Master of International RelationsNathan10 CP
5631Master of International RelationsNathan10 CP
5709Master of International Tourism and Hospitality ManagementGold Coast10 CP
5629Master of MarketingGold Coast / Nathan10 CP
5717Master of Marketing / Master of International BusinessNathan10 CP
5716Master of Marketing / Master of International Tourism and Hospitality ManagementGold Coast10 CP
5683Master of Professional AccountingNathanN/A
Griffith Sciences
Degree codeProgramCampusCredit eligibility*
5642Master of Civil EngineeringGold Coast10 CP
5682Master of Civil Engineering / Master of Engineering Project ManagementGold Coast10 CP
5660Master of Engineering Project ManagementGold Coast10 CP
5693Master of Engineering Project Management AdvancedGold Coast10 CP
5611Master of EnvironmentNathan10 CP
5593Master of Environmental EngineeringNathan10 CP
5648Master of Environmental Engineering & Pollution ControlNathan10 CP
5658Master of Information Systems and Information Technology ManagementNathan10 CP
5612Master of Information TechnologyGold Coast / Nathan10 CP
5728Master of Professional EngineeringGold Coast / Nathan10 CP
Griffith Health
Degree codeProgramCampusCredit eligibility*
5627Master of Advanced Health Services ManagementSouthbank10 CP
5725Master of Global Public HealthGold Coast10 CP
5586Master of Health Services ManagementSouthbank10 CP
5263Master of Public HealthGold Coast10 CP
*You must pass all courses and achieve a GPA of 4.0 or above in the MQP to progress to your Masters degree.

Discover the Masters Qualifying Program - your entry point to postgraduate study at Griffith University

Debbie Cotterell - Program Convenor

Sample Program Structure

This course is an introduction to the academic conventions and practices of communicating at a postgraduate level. It focuses on conventions associated with accepted practice in researching and writing essays, reports and case studies as well as the presentation and delivery of academic material. There is a focus throughout on the use of methods, technologies and strategies to develop an academic voice integrated with other viewpoints for effective expression and communication at the postgraduate level. The course scaffolds students’ navigation through research and use of existing knowledge sources without incurring the risk of plagiarism.

This course provides students with an opportunity to improve their academic and communication skills in an Australian university and societal context. The course focuses on the concept of cultural competence, emphasising communication across cultures to ensure students are equipped to respond appropriately in varied multicultural and social environments. The course aims to develop students’ personal awareness, allow them to gain insight into diverse cultural backgrounds, develop their skills in verbal, non-verbal, and written communication, and use of ‘inclusive language’ in everyday interactions, while they also identify and overcome barriers to effective intercultural communication.

This course introduces students to the study of Management within organisations. An integrated view of both theory and practice will be examined pointing out applications of social science and implications for management action. An analysis in which organisational performance through a better understanding of effective management of people will also be studied investigating important issues such as an increased awareness of, and sensitivity to, personal skills and employability within a context of globalisation and the need for economic, socio-cultural and environmental sustainability.

This course offers you a basic introduction to postgraduate research to understand how evidence is used for decision making. By exploring scholarly literature you will become familiar with the objectives and importance of quality research, and the methods and processes involved in carrying it out. Understanding research and the processes involved in conducting, designing, reporting, interpreting and evaluating research is of paramount importance to success in postgraduate study. Research activities whether of a primary or secondary nature occupy a significant proportion of postgraduate students’ time and effort at university both within and beyond the classroom. Open engagement in this course will provide you with a fundamental understanding of research and ensure a solid grounding for future endeavours in postgraduate study. You will also develop skills in the interpretation and evaluation of research results through the application of critical thinking and analysis skills.

"The teachers helped me a lot. I know that it’s going to be much easier when I start my masters at the university."