2019 COURSE GUIDE POSTGRADUATE - GOstralia!

 
2019 COURSE GUIDE POSTGRADUATE - GOstralia!
COURSE
GUIDE
2019
POSTGRADUATE
2019 COURSE GUIDE POSTGRADUATE - GOstralia!
THE VICTORIA
UNIVERSITY
DIFFERENCE
Victoria University is an open and excellent university that
prides itself on being inclusive, not exclusive. As the University
of Opportunity and Success, we have a long tradition of
transforming the lives of students from diverse countries, cultures,
socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, with a strong
focus on student success.

As a university based in the west of Melbourne,                By choosing to study with us, you can be
we focus on enriching the experience of                        assured of a friendly, supportive environment
students and communities from our region                       where our teachers will work alongside you
and beyond. We are an internationally                          to help you achieve your goals.
renowned institution, ranking in the world’s
top 350 universities in the prestigious                        We also offer a range of targeted student
Times Higher Education World University                        support services that maximise student
Rankings 2017-18, placing us firmly in the                     persistence and success throughout the
top 2% of universities worldwide.                              educational journey.

We offer a comprehensive range of flexible                     We believe the achievement of our students
higher education programs that enable                          and graduates is demonstrated by their
students to achieve and engage successfully                    employability, entrepreneurship and leadership
with further learning. We are deeply connected                 capabilities in a local and global context.
with industry, providing you with workplace
                                                               We give our students the necessary knowledge,
learning opportunities so you graduate
                                                               skills and capabilities needed to be the next
job-ready. Our collaboration with industry
                                                               generation of problem solvers and creators
partners in our region, through education
                                                               of a new future, developing the skills for work
and research, reflects our dedication to the
                                                               and life in the twenty-first century.
growth and development of Melbourne’s west.
                                                               Thank you for considering VU for your tertiary
                                                               studies and I hope to welcome you in 2019.

                                                               Professor Peter Dawkins
                                                               Vice-Chancellor and President

1. Times Higher Education Universities Rankings 2017. 2. Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking
of Sport Science Schools 2017. 3. Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2017.
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CONTENTS
                                                        Course areas
                                                        Arts18

                                                        Business22

                                                        Education32

                                                        Engineering, Science and IT   36

                                                        Health and Biomedicine        40

                                                        Law and Justice               44

                                                        Sport and Exercise Science    48

TOP 2%
 OF UNIVERSITIES
    GLOBALLY1

                                                     TOP 25
                                                     GLOBALLY FOR SPORT
                                                         EDUCATION2

                         #56
                         IN THE WORLD
                   IN THE WORLD’S TOP UNIVERSITIES
                         UNDER 50 YEARS OLD3
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“	I have VU to thank for so many
      opportunities. From placing me
      at my internship at the Asylum
      Seeker Resource Centre, where I got
      first-hand industry experience in the
      Footscray community, and giving me
      access to the best experience ever –
      European Innovation Academy (EIA).

     I couldn’t have got to where
     I am now without VU, the friends
     it gave me and my mentors.
     I’m proud to say I’m a VU student.”

     Zahra Rezai
     Master of Applied Information Technology

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POSTGRADUATE
STUDY AT VU
Postgraduate study is undertaken after completing an undergraduate
degree and/or equivalent work experience. It can help take your career
higher or in a new direction. Whether you want to climb the career
ladder, further specialise your skills, follow your passion, or study with
an internationally recognised research community, we will help you
reach your goal.

Many of our courses are delivered in convenient                Postgraduate coursework degrees
locations outside working hours – full time, part time
or in bursts – so you can balance your studies with            You can undertake your postgraduate study in two
other commitments.                                             ways, by coursework or by research. If you choose
                                                               to study by coursework, there are three types of
                                                               coursework degrees available to you:
Course pathways
Many of our postgraduate programs offer a pathway              • Graduate certificate
or full transition between courses. For example,                 Builds on the skills and knowledge developed
a graduate certificate may provide one semester’s                in your undergraduate degree, or develops
credit towards a particular graduate diploma, which,             new vocational skills. Applicants typically
in turn, may provide two semesters’ credit towards               require a bachelor degree, advanced diploma
a masters degree by coursework.                                  or equivalent (work experience may also be taken
                                                                 into consideration).
However, you usually don’t need to undertake
a graduate certificate, for example, before                    • G
                                                                  raduate diploma
undertaking a graduate diploma or masters.                       Develops new knowledge and specialised skills
                                                                 in an area not previously studied. Applicants
Additionally, if you enrol in a masters course                   typically require a bachelor degree or diploma
and decide to exit early, you may still graduate                 (exceptions may apply where appropriate work
with a lesser qualification in the same discipline,              experience can be demonstrated).
such as a graduate certificate or graduate diploma.
This may depend on how many units of study you                 • Masters degree by coursework
have successfully completed. If you choose to                    Enhances your professional skills and understanding
resume your masters studies at a later date, you can.            in a specific area. You will receive additional
It’s your choice.                                                support and guidance in tutorials, from tutors
                                                                 and other students. Applicants normally
For more information, see vu.edu.au/pathways                     require a bachelor degree, honours degree
                                                                 or graduate diploma.

                                                               See the following page for information
                                                               on research degrees.

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RESEARCH DEGREES
    At VU, we believe that education is for everyone. Through our flexible
    study opportunities, support services, pathways between courses
    and innovative approaches to course entry, we prepare you for
    victory in your career.

    Pathways to graduate research                               We performed exceptionally well in the areas
                                                                of international co-authorship on research papers,
    If you’re a high-achieving student interested in            research papers to academic staff, and citation impact.
    developing your critical thinking and analytical
    skills, graduate research could be the next step            Many of our graduate research alumni work
    in your journey.                                            in senior positions across industry, community,
                                                                not-for-profit agencies and academia in Australia
    At VU, there are many pathways to obtaining                 and internationally.
    a research degree. The most common are:
    • h
       igh-performing graduates of an honours degree,          Our research focus
      masters by research or masters by coursework
      with a sufficient research component can progress         We aim to be recognised for applied and translational
      to a PhD directly.                                        research that has an impact on industry and the
                                                                community. All of our research activities are now
    • h
       igh-performing graduates of a masters degree
                                                                aligned with two interdisciplinary flagship research
      by coursework can take advantage of VU’s new
                                                                themes, delivered through six research focus areas.
      pathway to a PhD. Our PhD (Integrated) provides
      candidates with the opportunity to develop their          Our flagship research themes are:
      research expertise in Year 1. After successful
                                                                • sport, health and active living
      completion of Year 1, in Years 2-4, candidates
      continue undertaking their research.                      • sustainable industries and liveable cities.

    We also offer professional Doctorates in business           These themes support our focus on confronting
    and education, for those with proven academic               the twenty-first century challenges facing local
    performance at the masters level and appropriate            communities and global industries through high
    industry/professional experience. We recognise that         impact research and innovation.
    there are different conventions in different disciplines.   Our two research focus areas are:
    Depending on your discipline, you may report on
                                                                • building resilient and inclusive communities
    your research either with a traditional thesis, thesis
    by publication, or creative work with an exegesis.          • effective teaching and learning practices for
                                                                  diverse populations
    Research excellence                                         • enabling healthy and active populations

    We’re thrilled to have received impressive ratings          • enhancing high performance in sport
    in the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia     • enhancing the evidence base for public
    (ERA 2015) assessment, with fifteen of our research           policy development
    focus areas achieving a ranking of world-standard           • supporting industry responses to change.
    and above. In addition, VU was ranked in the top
    2% globally in the prestigious Times Higher Education       These focus areas further define and enrich
    World University Rankings 2017-18.                          our engagement with industry, government
                                                                and community to shape healthier, smarter
                                                                and more sustainable communities.

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“	I completed my PhD in VU’s Department of
                                                                  Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and wrote
                                                                  my thesis on how robots can learn by imitation
                                                                  of human movements. After I graduated
                                                                  I entered the US with a Green Card lottery.

                                                                  Not long after landing in the States
                                                                  I was offered the job at NASA Jet Propulsion
                                                                  Laboratory. In the first 12 years I made my way
                                                                  through the ranks to senior research assistant.

                                                                  I have many plans for the future. One is to build
                                                                  solar energy infrastructure at the South Pole of
                                                                  the Moon. Another is to find a solution to help
                                                                  elderly and sick people move from bed to the
                                                                  bathroom, or to a wheelchair, unassisted. I can
                                                                  hardly think of a greater satisfaction than seeing
                                                                  this done as a contribution to humanity.”

                                                                  Professor Adrian Stoica
                                                                  Senior Research Scientist,
                                                                  NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Professor Adrian Stoica with a replica of the
Mars Rover his team at NASA helped develop.

Excellence in research                                     English language requirements
supervision and development                                All applicants for doctoral research degrees must
With 25 years of experience in doctoral education,         demonstrate competency in English by providing
we recognise the importance of both excellent              evidence of one or more of the following:
supervision, and your career development.                  • completion of a qualification where English
Therefore, we offer support through workshops,               was the primary language of instruction
training and career development.                           • an assessment, undertaken in a predominantly
                                                             English-speaking context
In 2016, we launched VU’s MyPlan for graduate
researchers to design, implement and document              • an overall band score of no less than 6.5 in an
their professional development while undertaking             International English Language Testing System
their graduate research. Our Doctoral Learning               (IELTS) test with no individual band score below
Tool Kit provides graduate researchers with                  6.0 or equivalent in another university sanctioned
essential information about undertaking research.            English language assessment
Workshops and retreats, the national 3MT                   • demonstrated competence in English equivalent
competition, mini-conferences and our nationally             to above.
awarded Demystifying the Thesis program are
just some of our developmental opportunities.              Graduate research centre
                                                           In addition to the support from your College and/or
Graduate research scholarships                             Research Institute and Centre, our Graduate Research
We offer a range of scholarships for students              Centre provides comprehensive support through all
undertaking a higher degree by research. In 2016,          stages of graduate research candidature. We’ll help
280 VU graduate research scholars were supported           you find the right supervisor, scholarship applications,
with living allowances and/or tuition-fee scholarships.    and assist with researcher and professional development.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, with
preferences given to students undertaking research         vu.edu.au/graduate-research-centre
projects aligned with our flagship areas.
                                                           Enquiries: apply.research@vu.edu.au
Find out more about scholarships on page 17                Scholarships: researchscholarships@vu.edu.au
or visit vu.edu.au/research-scholarships                   Current research students: gradresearch@vu.edu.au

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CHOOSE YOUR
    RESEARCH DEGREE
    We offer a range of postgraduate research
    degrees suitable for those who have
    completed an honours or masters by
    research program or equivalent.

                                                   Yes

                                       Yes

        Do you have
        prior research
        experience?

                                       No

                                Have you
                                completed a
                                master’s degree?

                                                   No

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Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                       (PhD)
                                                                       Conduct research that leads to the
Our Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)
                                                                       creation of new knowledge in the
program offers a unique transition to
                                                                       chosen field, including completing
a PhD for students with strong academic
                                                                       a thesis of 60,000-100,000 words.
and professional backgrounds, but without
prior research degrees or experience.

The diagram below will help you to
determine which research degree is
suitable for you.                                                      Professional Doctorate
                                                                       (DBA)
                                                                       Focus on issues in a particular
                                                                       profession with a Doctor of
                                                                       Business Administration (DBA).
                                                                       Our DBA requires a strong history
                                                                       of professional experience,
                                                                       however research experience
                                                                       is not a prerequisite.

                                                                       Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                       (PhD) (integrated)
                                                                       An alternative to a PhD for those
                                                                       without prior research training or
                                                                       experience, but who have a strong
                                                                       base of academic and professional
                                                                       experience. Students undertake
                                                                       research with the assistance
                                                                       of an experienced research team.

           Masters by
           Coursework
           Enhance your professional skills
           and understanding of a specific
           area of knowledge with the support
           and guidance of tutors and other
           students. By undertaking the minor
           thesis option you may qualify for
           subsequent doctoral studies.

           Masters by Research
           Build on skills and knowledge
           from your undergraduate
           degree with a 30,000-60,000
           word thesis. This course prepares
           students for progression to a PhD.

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INDUSTRY
CONNECTIONS
 VU has strong partnerships with
 industry, community, government
 and other academic institutions.
 Through these connections, we
 undertake shared research, and
 equip students with the skills required
 in the real world. Many offer
 research collaboration opportunities.

 Industry-relevant curriculum
 Employers value our graduates because they learn              Wesley Clarke (VU) and
 from an industry-relevant curriculum, giving them real-life   Carl Valeri (Melbourne Victory).
 experience. Our industry partnerships provide valuable
 insights into current industry practices, allowing us to
 develop our courses to meet industry’s current and future
 needs. This ensures we provide students with the most
                                                               Research collaborations
 meaningful, relevant and up-to-date education.
                                                               We conduct research in collaboration with our many
 When you study at VU, you graduate with the                   partners over a diverse range of research areas.
 knowledge and skills that employers are looking for.          Our goal is to make change through practical
                                                               and applied outcomes that can be used by business,
 Professional accreditation                                    industry and the community. Our partnerships ensure
 Many of our courses are accredited by leading bodies          we are always on the cutting-edge of curriculum
 and professional organisations. Accreditation means           development, and producing research that can be
 your qualification delivers the skills employers are          applied to benefit society now and into the future.
 looking for and will be recognised by industry.
                                                               Key partner industries
 Student workplace learning                                    We have prioritised 10 key industries to both
 We produce work-ready graduates. Our approach to              broaden and consolidate our industry partnerships.
 learning combines theory with practice, through work          Each industry was chosen because of its potential
 placements or practical learning opportunities across         for growth and its alignment to courses that we offer.
 all of our disciplines. This means, you gain real industry    These areas are:
 experience while developing the practical skills to           • sport and recreation
 become confident and career-focused.
                                                               • health services
 Our students have many opportunities to undertake             • educational services
 workplace learning. Each workplace learning program           • built environment
 is structured around what the student wants to achieve.
                                                               • tourism and major events
 It’s an invaluable means of allowing a student                • community services
 to experience how their studies are applied                   • creative industries
 in the workplace.
                                                               • financial services
                                                               • legal services
                                                               • supply chain and logistics.

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4000+
                                                                                               INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS
                                                                                                  UNIVERSITY-WIDE

                                                                     INDUSTRY
                                                                    ACCREDITED
                                                                      COURSES
                                                                      ACROSS ALL DISCIPLINES

                                                                                                 INDUSTRY
                                                                                               LEADING STAFF
                                                                                                    AND ADJUNCT
                                                                                                    PROFESSORS

“	Law graduates today need hands-
  on experience, and employers are
  looking for that more and more.
  A degree with practical legal service
  makes graduates more competitive
  and sets them apart from the pack.

 For anyone becoming a lawyer,
 particularly in our sector (personal
 injury), you need to be a people-
 person and have the confidence
 and ability to interact with people
 from all walks of life. These skills
 can’t be learnt in theory – you need
 the real industry experience found
 in law programs like those offered
 at VU.”

 Neil Andrews
 Principal Lawyer, Slater and Gordon

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KEY PARTNERSHIPS
     Western Bulldogs                                              Western Health
     Our partnership with the Western Bulldogs is unique           Our collaboration with Western Health includes
     among Australian universities and sporting clubs.             student clinical placements and work-based
     Along with the VFL and Women’s Leagues, our                   education programs.
     partnership is based on a shared commitment to sport,
     recreation, and the economic and social wellbeing of          The Western Centre for Health Research and Education
     residents in Melbourne’s west. Benefits include, joint        is the first purpose-built research and training facility
     research and staff appointments, work placements for          for medicine and the health sciences in Melbourne’s
     students, collaborative education programs, shared            west. It’s a three-way partnership between VU,
     state-of-the-art facilities and joint community activities.   Western Health and the University of Melbourne.

     Victoria University Whitten Oval is used as a training        Footscray Community Arts Centre
     ground by the Bulldogs, which houses our $8 million
     Sport and Recreation Learning Centre; a joint initiative      VU has had a partnership with the Footscray
     between VU and the Bulldogs.                                  Community Arts Centre since its inception over
                                                                   40 years ago. The partnership is built on a shared
                                                                   vision to celebrate and support community and
     City West Water                                               empowerment in the arts. VU’s staff and students
     We’re engaged in a number of partnerships                     undertake placements and participate in research
     and agreements with City West Water. These include            at this Footscray institution.
     a partnership to promote research collaboration in
     the area of water and sustainability; the use of solar        World Health Organisation
     heat in water treatment and storm water harvesting
     in urban Melbourne.                                           We work with the World Health Organisation on
                                                                   research that addresses disease prevention and
     A number of our academics and research students               management, and health investment that has a positive
     projects are funded by City West Water.                       impact on global health and economic issues.

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Sports partnerships                                        “As an employer we see VU as providing
                                                            students withan education but, more
and collaborations
                                                            importantly, also the confidence to take
We actively support and participate in knowledge            on real-life jobs much quicker than
exchange (including applied research) with many             comparative tertiary institutions.
sports bodies, including:
                                                             VU graduates are excellent. They come
• Australian Sports Commission
                                                             to our workplace with a really good
• Australian Institute of Sport                              work ethic. They come in and really
• Sport Australia Hall of Fame                               roll up their sleeves and they show a
• Shanghai University of Sport                               willingness to learn. We have more than
                                                             200 people working for us and I would
• Tennis Australia
                                                             say that the percentage of VU students
• Western Bulldogs Football Club                             that work for us right now would be 10%.”
  (AFL, VFL and AFLW)
• Melbourne Victory Football Club                            Robert Borzillo, Danny Borzillo
                                                             and Barry Borzillo
• Real Madrid Graduate School Universidad Europa.
                                                             Intrax Consulting Engineers

Community engagement
The west of Melbourne is Australia’s fastest               vu.edu.au/partnerships
growing region and VU’s heartland. Our community
engagement includes improvements to physical
infrastructure and helping to develop and grow the
capacity of community groups. We have significant
experience working with culturally and linguistically
diverse (CALD) and Indigenous communities;
addressing refugee issues; tackling diversity
and social inclusion issues; and improving health
and social wellbeing in the region.

We’ve also partnered with local, government
and community organisations to establish Footscray
University Town, a 10-year urban renewal program
for Footscray.

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INDUSTRY
                 Tapping into industry experts
                 The high standard of our teaching, curriculum

     CONNECTED
                 and research is complemented by the industry focus
                 and connections that our highly-regarded professors
                 bring to VU. With years of experience in their fields,
                 they deliver guest lectures, provide industry insights

     STAFF
                 and assist with curriculum development.

                 Luke Beveridge
                 2016 AFL premiers coach, Coach of the Year, and adjunct
                 professor Luke Beveridge contributes to the University’s
                 sport science, coaching and management courses.

                 The Honourable Dr Craig Emerson
                 Former Federal Government minister The Hon. Dr Craig
                 Emerson provides advice and expertise to the College
                 of Business, and delivers guest lectures. A high-profile
                 economist, Dr Emerson was Minister for Trade and
                 Competitiveness; Minister for Tertiary Education,
                 Skills, Science and Research; and Minister Assisting
                 the Prime Minister on Asian Century Policy.

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From left:
Alan Kohler, Financial Journalist, Newspaper Editor;
VU Adjunct Professor, Robert Stary, Principal,
Stary Norton Halphen Criminal Lawyers.

The Honourable Nicola Roxon                                  Alan Kohler
The Hon. Nicola Roxon was Minister for Health                As one of Australia’s most experienced financial
and Ageing for four years and became Australia’s             journalists, Alan Kohler contributes to our business
first female Attorney-General in 2011. She acts as           curriculum, and promotes the value of financial
an adjunct professor in the College of Law and Justice       literacy – which is critical for small, medium
and is chair of our Sir Zelman Cowan Centre.                 and large businesses.

The Honourable Michael Kirby AC                              Ian James
The Hon. Michael Kirby AC is a former Justice of             Managing Director of Mushroom Music Publishing,
the High Court of Australia, and remains an active           Ian James is one of Australia’s most respected music
human rights advocate. He joins us in the classroom          industry identities and has contributed significantly
to discuss his experiences as a highly respected judge.      to VU’s music industry business courses.

Robert Stary                                                 Dianne Smith
Adjunct Professor Robert Stary is one of the most            Victoria Tourism Industry Council CEO Dianne Smith
experienced criminal legal practitioners in Victoria.        mentors students and assists their transition into the
He has practiced law since 1980 and is currently             tourism and events industry. Smith has more than
Principal of Stary Norton Halphen Criminal Lawyers.          20 years’ experience in the industry – both in
He was the founding committee member of both the             Melbourne and regional Victoria – in marketing,
Western Suburbs Legal Service and the Footscray              visitor services, policy, and strategy.
Community Legal Centre.

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HOW MUCH WILL
     MY COURSE COST?
     At VU, we have a well-earned reputation for accessibility,
     and we pride ourselves on the affordability of our courses.

     Like other universities and tertiary education providers,    Postgraduate research student fees
     we determine our own tuition fees. Our degrees
     are high quality and better value than other tertiary        Students undertaking research degrees who are
     education providers.                                         Australian citizens, permanent residents or New Zealand
                                                                  citizens may be eligible for Commonwealth Government-
                                                                  funded Research Training Scheme (RTS) places. There are
     Postgraduate coursework
                                                                  no tuition fees for these places but students are required
     student fees                                                 to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee.
     VU doesn’t receive government funding for most               New Zealand citizens and permanent residents
     postgraduate coursework student places, and students         whose study is funded through the RTS must reside
     pay the full cost of their course. Course fees are           in Australia for the duration of their course of study.
     based on the units studied, rather than a fixed price
                                                                  Australian citizens who undertake the study offshore are
     for each course. Different units have different costs.
                                                                  required to undertake part of their studies onshore.
     Postgraduate course fees are payable before each
                                                                  Students ineligible for an RTS place can undertake the
     semester (or trimester for our business degrees).
                                                                  course as a full-fee paying student and, if eligible, defer
     Australian citizens and humanitarian visa holders
                                                                  their fees through FEE-HELP.
     can apply to defer paying their fees through the
     Australian Government’s loan program, FEE-HELP.              For information on RTS and FEE-HELP: studyassist.gov.au
     As a student, you can choose to use a FEE-HELP               See table below for a list of approximate fees:
     loan to cover all or part of your tuition fees.
     You’ll repay your loan by instalments through                 COURSE
     the Australian Taxation Office when you earn
                                                                   ARTS
     above a specific yearly income (in 2017-2018,
     the yearly income was $55,874 or above).                      Graduate Diploma of Counselling – AGPD                                     $21,950

     For information on FEE-HELP: studyassist.gov.au               Master of International Community Development – AMCD                       $30,100

                                                                   BUSINESS
     Commonwealth supported places
                                                                   Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting – BGAP                         $25,200
     A small number of our postgraduate courses are
                                                                   Master of Business Administration – BMPF                                   $37,800
     subsidised by the Australian Government as a
     Commonwealth supported place (CSP). This means                EDUCATION
     the government pay part of the course fee and
                                                                   Master of Education – EMED                                                 $34,400
     the remainder is paid by the student through the
     HECS-HELP scheme.                                             ENGINEERING

     When CSP isn’t available to domestic students,                Graduate Certificate in Performance-Based Building and Fire Codes – ETQB   $9,720
     the government provides FEE-HELP.
                                                                   Master of Engineering (Building Fire Safety and Risk Engineering) – EMQB   $29,160
     For information on CSP and HECS-HELP:                         HEATH
     studyassist.gov.au
                                                                   Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) – HMOP                               $40,190

                                                                   LAW

                                                                   Graduate Diploma in Migration Law – LGML                                   $25,200
     The table right lists the approximate fees for some of our
     most popular postgraduate coursework courses in 2018.
                                                                   SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE
     Course fees for 2019 entry may be higher.
                                                                   Master of Clinical and Exercise Science and Rehabilitation – AMEP          $28,320

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND
FINANCIAL SUPPORT
We know that financial demands can be one of the main barriers to
undertaking further study. We offer a range of postgraduate research
scholarships, as well as free financial advice about government assistance,
budgeting and student loans.

Financial advice                                          We have scholarships supported by the Western
                                                          Bulldogs, Tennis Australia and Western Health.
We provide advice and assistance on financial issues      High quality applicants will also be considered for
including study-related and living costs. Information     the Vice-Chancellor’s Graduate Research Award
about tax,government assistance, debt, household          and the Diversity Award.
expenses, budgeting, financial planning and student
loans is also available.                                  We recognise that Indigenous Australians are
                                                          under-represented in graduate research studies
vu.edu.au/financial-assistance                            and encourage qualified Indigenous applicants to
student.support@vu.edu.au                                 undertake their research studies with us. We’re proud
03 9919 6100                                              to offer the Lisa Bellear Scholarship with the Moondani
                                                          Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit, to a promising
Assistance with fees                                      Indigenous Australian researcher wishing to
                                                          undertake a graduate research degree.
Most postgraduate coursework courses are full-fee
paying by the student, however a small number             vu.edu.au/graduate-research-scholarships
of courses are subsidised by the Australian               researchscholarships@vu.edu.au
Government as CSPs.                                       03 9919 4955

Research scholarships                                     Find out more about our full range of scholarships
                                                          at vu.edu.au/scholarships
We offer many living stipend scholarship programs
to reduce the living costs for postgraduate research
students while they are studying. Scholarships are
awarded on the basis of merit with preference given
to students undertaking projects in one of our areas
of research strength of Sport, Health and Active
Living and Sustainable, Liveable, Creative,
Smart Cities. Find out more about our research
focus areas on page 9.

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150+
                                    PROFESSIONAL
                                 PLACEMENT PARTNERS
                                  FOR ON THE JOB LEARNING

     WORLD TOP 10
       SHARED WORKSPACE
        KINDRED STUDIOS
        (Lonely Planet 2016)

                       WORLD STANDARD
                               IN LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION
                                  AND CULTURE & CULTURAL
                                     STUDIES RESEARCH
                                    (Excellence in Research
                                      for Australia 2015)

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“ I produced a film, Women in                                  Whether your career ambitions lie in
  Agriculture, during my placement
  year with Bismarck Ramu                                        the creative arts, community work,
  Group in Papua New Guinea.                                      digital media or writing, we offer
  The documentary has been widely
  viewed, and has been screened
                                                               courses that will spark your passions
  in regions around PNG to inspire                            and take your career to the next level.
  other women. It is now used as a
  teaching tool at a PNG university.
                                                               We work with industry partners to ensure our curriculum
 I’m now a Cross-Cultural Facilitator                             is in line with the latest in industry practice, to share
 with ARDS Aboriginal Corporation                              research and to provide you with access to world-class
 in Darwin. We share important                                         resources and workplace learning opportunities.
 information, in language, with
 remote communities, primarily                                     Our lecturers have professional backgrounds in their
 in north-east Arnhem Land. I look                                 respective industries and draw on rich experience to
 forward to continuing working with                                                           bring their teaching to life.
 Aboriginal people in the future.”
                                                                       Postgraduate arts students and researchers have
 Andrew Pascoe                                                  collaborated with SBS Television, the Australian Centre
 Master of International                                       for the Moving Image, Malthouse Theatre, the Newport
 Community Development                                            Islamic Society, Victoria Police, Footscray Community
                                                                  Arts Centre, Powerhouse Museum, Melbourne Rebels
                                                                          Rugby Team, Melbourne City Mission and the
                                                                                     Australian Multicultural Foundation.

                                                                                                    Arts research
                                                                  We conduct world-class research and provide expert
                                                           research supervision. In the most recent (2015) Excellence in
                                                             Research for Australia (ERA) ratings several research areas
                                                          were rated highly, including a rating of 3 (world standard) in:

                                                                        Language Communication and Culture (FoR 20)
                                                                                        Cultural Studies (FoR 2002).

                                                                      We welcome enquiries from prospective research
                                                                         students interested in developing new projects
                                                                      related to our six university-wide interdisciplinary
                                                                                      research focus areas. See page 6.

                                                                                   Arts research networks
                                                             We encourage collaborative teamwork approaches to the
                                                            creation of new knowledge. Our postgraduate researchers
                                                                          can conduct research through various groups.

                                                                  Our newly formed Institute of Sustainable Industries &
                                                              Liveable Cities conducts theoretical and applied research,
                                                             in order to better understand and promote the connection
                                                                between cultural diversity and human wellbeing on real
                                                                                               projects to real deadlines.

                                                                               Find out more about work placements at
                                                                                                vu.edu.au/work-ready

                                                                                                   COMMUNICATIONS
                                                                                                     CREATIVE WRITING
                                                                                          COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                         DIGITAL MEDIA
                                                                                                          CREATIVE ARTS

                                        VICTORIA UNIVERSITY COURSE GUIDE 2019 | POSTGRADUATE
                                                                                                    ARTS  vu.edu.au/arts
COURSE/CODE                          OVERVIEW                                            ADMISSION CRITERIA                                     CAREER OUTCOMES

     CREATIVE ARTS

     DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (INTEGRATED)   The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) in             Masters degree; or four-year undergraduate             Academic and research-focused positions
     UPCA                                Creative Arts provides an alternative to a PhD for   degree with honours (or equivalent),                   in your relevant fields of study.
                                         applicants who have not had previous research        at a high standard.
     DURATION: 4 YEARS
                                         training and/or experience. With the assistance
     CAMPUS: FN, FP, SA                  of an experienced research supervisory team in
     VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/UPCA              one of our academic colleges, your original
                                         research in the field of creative arts will be
                                         conducted in an area that is of interest to you,
                                         relevant to industry and the community,
                                         and within VU’s research focus areas.

     DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY UPAC           Conduct original research in an area of personal     Masters degree; or four-year undergraduate             Academic and research-focused positions
                                         interest and broader significance to the             degree with honours (or equivalent),                   in the relevant fields of study.
     DURATION: 4 YEARS
                                         University, industry and the community, with         at a high standard.
     CAMPUS: FN, FP, SA                  the assistance of an experienced research
     VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/UPAC              supervisory team. You will also learn to
                                         effectively communicate through the
                                         presentation and defence of your research
                                         in a wide variety of contexts.

     DIGITAL MEDIA

     GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN DIGITAL      Enhance your career options as a digital media      Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in          Digital media practitioner, producer,
     MEDIA ATDM                           practitioner in a global industry. Course content   a similar discipline. A minimum of five (5) years      digital media strategist, digital marketing
                                          is flexible and regularly updated to deliver the    approved work experience will be considered            manager, mobile web designer, cross-
     DURATION: 0.5 YEARS
                                          latest in industry practices and processes. Study   for admission to this course.                          media practitioner, communications
     CAMPUS: CF                          ‘app’ development, search engine optimisation,                                                              producer, public relations manager.
     VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/ATDM               content strategy and social network analytics.
                                          This course is based at our city studios, with
                                          timetables designed for busy professionals.

     GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DIGITAL MEDIA    Enhance your career options as a digital media      Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in          Digital media practitioner, producer, digital
     AGDM                                 practitioner in a global industry. Course content   any discipline, or an Australian Graduate              media strategist, digital marketing manager,
                                          is flexible and regularly updated to deliver the    Certificate (or equivalent) in a similar discipline.   mobile web designer, cross-media practitioner.
     DURATION: 1 YEAR
                                          latest in industry practices and processes. Study   A minimum of three (3) years approved work
     CAMPUS: CF                          ‘app’ development, search engine optimisation,       experience
     VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/AGDM               content strategy and social network analytics.      will be considered for admission to this course.
                                          This course is based at our city studios, with
                                          timetables designed for busy professionals.

     MASTER OF DIGITAL MEDIA AMDM         Enhance your career options as a digital media      Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any      Digital media practitioner, producer, digital
                                          practitioner in a global industry. Graduate with    discipline, or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent)        media strategist, digital marketing manager,
     DURATION: 2 YEARS
                                          a portfolio of clickable wireframes, affinity       in a similar discipline. If you don’t meet the         mobile web designer, cross-media practitioner.
     CAMPUS: CF                           diagrams, evidence from card sorting exercises,     entry requirements, you may be admitted to
     VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/AMDM               prototypes and user journeys. This course is        the Graduate Diploma based on approved work
                                          based at our city studios, with timetables          experience. Once completed, you may be
                                          designed for busy professionals.                    eligible for admission to this course.

     INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

     GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN             Gain sound knowledge of community                    Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in          International consultant, international project
     INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY             development, and further your career in a            any discipline, or Graduate Certificate (or            manager, government employee, community
     DEVELOPMENT ATID                    diverse range of fields, including international     equivalent) in a similar discipline. A minimum         development educator, international project
                                         humanitarian and development aid. Examine            three (3) years approved work experience will          manager, journalist, researcher.
     DURATION: 0.5 YEARS
                                         key community development theories and               be considered for admission to this course.
     CAMPUS: FP                          practices, gaining an understanding of the
     VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/ATID              impact of globalisation, conflict resolution, and
                                         international organisation governance. Learning
                                         opportunities include a study tour to Timor-Leste.

          CAMPUSES: CF – CITY FLINDERS, CK – CITY KING, CQ – CITY QUEEN, FP – FOOTSCRAY PARK, SA – ST ALBANS, W – WERRIBEE, FN – FOOTSCRAY NICHOLSON

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COURSE/CODE                         OVERVIEW                                             ADMISSION CRITERIA                                    CAREER OUTCOMES

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF                 Gain an understanding of key community               Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any     NGO or public sector professional in trade,
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY             development theories and develop practical skills    discipline, or Graduate Certificate (or equivalent)   humanitarian assistance and disaster aid
DEVELOPMENT AGID                    to work as a research-orientated practitioner in     in a similar discipline. A minimum three (3)          management; international project manager.
                                    Australia and overseas. Learn about international    years approved work experience will be
DURATION: 1 YEAR
                                    project design, social research and evaluation,      considered for admission to this course.
CAMPUS: FP                          globalisation, leadership in community
VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/AGID              development, and governance of international
                                    organisations. Learning opportunities include
                                    a study tour to Timor-Leste.

MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL             Gain the practical skills and intellectual           Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree           International humanitarian and development
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AMCD          know-how to be a more capable and skilled            (or equivalent) in any discipline, or an Australian   aid worker, advocate in human rights/child
                                    professional in real-world settings through this     Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar         protection/gender and culture/environmental
DURATION: 2 YEARS
                                    practical and popular postgraduate program,          discipline. If you don’t meet the entry               sustainability/community and lifelong
CAMPUS: FP                          which includes workplace training. VU is one of      requirements, you may be admitted to the              education, researcher.
VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/AMCD              the few Australian universities to offer regional    Graduate Diploma based on approved work
                                    and contextual studies (e.g. Latin America,          experience. Once completed, you may be eligible
                                    Africa and Asia) in community development.           for admission to this course.

SOCIETY AND CULTURE

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (INTEGRATED)   The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) in Society     Masters degree; or four-year undergraduate            Academic and research-focused positions in
UPSA                                and Culture provides an alternative to a PhD for     degree with honours (or equivalent),                  your relevant fields of study.
                                    applicants who have not had previous research        at a high standard.
DURATION: 4 YEARS
                                    training and/or experience. With the assistance
CAMPUS: FN, FP, SA
                                    of an experienced research supervisory team
VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/UPSA              in one of our academic colleges, your original
                                    research will be conducted in an area that is
                                    of interest to you, relevant to industry and the
                                    community, and within VU’s research focus areas.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY UPAS           Conduct original research in an area of personal     Masters degree; or four-year undergraduate            Academic and research-focused positions
                                    interest and broader significance to the             degree with honours or equivalent                     in the relevant fields of study.
DURATION: 4 YEARS
                                    University, industry and the community,              at a high standard.
CAMPUS: FN, FP, SA                  with the assistance of an experienced research
VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/UPAS              supervisory team. You will also learn to
                                    effectively communicate through the
                                    presentation and defence of your research
                                    in a wide variety of contexts.

MASTERS DEGREES BY RESEARCH

MASTER OF ARTS (RESEARCH) ARXF      A research degree is a unique opportunity to         Undergraduate degree at a standard considered         PhD or professional doctorate, research
                                    develop new skills, problem-solving abilities,       by the University to be sufficient (normally          assistant, research technician.
DURATION: 2 YEARS
                                    and think logically, creatively and critically.      distinction average in final year); or a relevant
CAMPUS: CF, (DEPENDENT UPON
                                    You will improve your career progression             qualification at an appropriate standard plus
SUPERVISION)
                                    with professional skills that will make you          professional experience.
VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/ARXF              competitive in your field and make a valuable
                                    contribution to new knowledge.

MASTER OF ARTS (RESEARCH) ARXH      A research degree is a unique opportunity to         Undergraduate degree at a standard considered         PhD or professional doctorate, research
                                    develop new skills, problem-solving abilities,       by the University to be sufficient (normally          assistant, research technician.
DURATION: 2 YEARS
                                    and think logically, creatively and critically.      distinction average in final year); or a relevant
CAMPUS: FP, SA                      You will improve your career progression             qualification at an appropriate standard plus
(DEPENDENT UPON SUPERVISION)        with professional skills that will make you          professional experience.
VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/ARXH              competitive in your field and make a valuable
                                    contribution to new knowledge.

MASTER OF ARTS (RESEARCH) ARXL      Masters supervision is available in areas such       Undergraduate degree at a standard considered         PhD or professional doctorate, research
                                    as Asian and pacific studies, history, political     by the University to be sufficient (normally          assistant, research technician.
DURATION: 2 YEARS
                                    science, sociology, post-colonial studies, social    distinction average in final year); or a relevant
CAMPUS: FP, SA                      policy, social movement studies, globalisation,      qualification at an appropriate standard plus
VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/ARXL              criminal justice, international development,         professional experience.
                                    Aboriginal issues in psychology, child
                                    and adolescent development, cross-cultural
                                    issues and service delivery, developmental
                                    psychology, diabetes and health behaviour,
                                    sleep and sleep disorders, stroke and dementia,
                                    and women’s health.

     CAMPUSES: CF – CITY FLINDERS, CK – CITY KING, CQ – CITY QUEEN, FP – FOOTSCRAY PARK, SA – ST ALBANS, W – WERRIBEE, FN – FOOTSCRAY NICHOLSON

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                                                                                      VICTORIA UNIVERSITY COURSE GUIDE 2019 | POSTGRADUATE
“	The MBA at VU presented the
                                                                    opportunity to learn the high-
                                                                    level fundamentals of business,
                                                                    and further advance my career.

                                                                   The lecturers were always
                                                                   really supportive and
                                                                   responsive. I overcame my
                                                                   fear of presenting through
                                                                   the participation-heavy,
                                                                   and hands-on elements
                                                                   of the course.

                                                                   Now I feel so fortunate to have
                                                                   my two career passions collide
                                                                   to create my dream job.”

                                                                   Debbie Ruiz
                                                                   Master of Business Administration

                          300+
                             WORK-PLACE
                          LEARNING PARTNERS

     $450K
     PER YEAR IN GRANTS FOR
       OVERSEAS STUDY OR
        WORK EXPERIENCE

                                        224K ALUMNI
                                              INCLUDING 28,000+
                                                   WORKING
                                               INTERNATIONALLY

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We have an extensive network of high profile business partnerships
and overseas exchange opportunities. Through these, and our mix of
students from around the world, you can grow a national and global
network, and expand your career opportunities.

Our MBA has been ranked in Australia’s top three              Industry connections
by CEO Magazine for three consecutive years,
for its excellent lecturers, small class sizes, student       Our strong industry relationships help inform our
diversity, value for money and international study            curriculum and provide opportunities for students
options. The Australian Financial Review’s BOSS               to be kept abreast of current trends and the changing
magazine ranked our MBA in Australia’s top 10,                business landscape. This knowledge, along with
and number two in Victoria. Our MBA and Graduate              networking opportunities and real-life experiences,
Certificate in Business Administration can now also be        will prepare you to excel in your chosen field.
completed 100% online.
                                                              Supportive staff
VU is also a three-time winner of the Australian
Tourism Award for excellence in tourism education              Relationships between our teaching staff and students
and training.                                                  focus on mutual respect, and acknowledging students
                                                               as professionals who want to extend their business
                                                               skills and be challenged. Our teaching staff have an
Victoria Graduate School                                      ‘open door’ policy and encourage you to approach
of Business                                                    them for additional assistance whenever necessary.
All postgraduate coursework business courses are
offered through the Victoria Graduate School of               Prime location
Business (VGSB). Located in the heart of Melbourne’s
                                                              Postgraduate business courses are taught at our
business district, we offer the flexibility and convenience
                                                              City Flinders Campus, conveniently located opposite
to make postgraduate study work for you.
                                                              Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station. We have
Along with expert academics and researchers,                  a commitment to forging strong relationships with
we have a number of respected adjunct professors,             the business community to provide highly relevant,
such as financial journalist Alan Kohler, former federal      practical and hands-on courses.
minister Dr Craig Emerson, and Victoria Tourism
                                                              Find out more about our courses vu.edu.au/vgsb
Industry Council Chief Executive Dianne Smith.

                                                              Business research
International outlook
                                                              We conduct world-class research and provide expert
At VU, we value cultural diversity and offer enriched
                                                              research supervision. In the most recent (2015)
learning experiences through global insights.
                                                              Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ratings
Partner universities in Singapore and Malaysia
                                                              several research areas were rated highly, including
provide the chance for you to take your study
                                                              rating of 3 (world standard) in Tourism (FoR 1506).
overseas so you will come away from your degree
with an invaluable global network of peers.                   We welcome enquiries from prospective research
                                                              students interested in developing new projects related
Our Victoria Business Confucius Institute (VBCI)
                                                              to our six university-wide interdisciplinary research
was jointly established by VU and the University
                                                              focus areas. See page 6.
of International Business and Economics (UIBE) to
strengthen our relationship with China. With its                                                     ACCOUNTING
aim to disseminate Chinese language and culture                                                            FINANCE
and focus on relevant, practical, applied education,                                   BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
training and research; we join a network of over
                                                                                              BUSINESS ANALYTICS
500 Confucius Institutes globally.
                                                                                ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING
                                               HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
                                                                        CHANGE, INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP
                                                                                                    MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                        MARKETING
                                                                                    SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS
                                                                           TOURISM DESTINATION MANAGEMENT

                                                                            BUSINESS             vu.edu.au/business
COURSE/CODE                    OVERVIEW                                            ADMISSION CRITERIA                                CAREER OUTCOMES

     ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

     GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN        This course is designed as a standalone course      Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)        The graduate certificate program provides an
     ACCOUNTING BTAC                that offers students specialised knowledge in       in a similar discipline. A minimum five (5)       entry pathway to a qualification in accounting
     DURATION: 0.5 YEARS            the field of accounting and as an entry point       years approved work experience will be            for those with extensive work experience but
                                    for the Master of Accounting. The proposed          considered for admission to this course.          no bachelors degree. Upon successful
     CAMPUS: CF                     course consists of the University’s existing unit                                                     completion of the program you will have
     VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/BTAC         offerings which are nested in the Master of                                                           made the first step on the way to a successful
                                    Accounting course. The Graduate Certificate                                                           accounting career.
                                    was recommended by the Industry Advisory                                                              It is recommended that you then enrol
                                    Group as a course that would benefit people                                                           in the Graduate Diploma of Professional
                                    working in accounting to update their skills                                                          Accounting or the Master of Accounting and
                                    and knowledge without committing to                                                                   continue to progress your accounting career.
                                    a Masters course.                                                                                     Units completed in this graduate certificate
                                                                                                                                          are transferable towards the Master of
                                                                                                                                          Accounting or the Graduate Diploma in
                                                                                                                                          Professional Accounting.

     GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN            Gain the technical, analytical, personal            Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)        General accountant, taxation accountant,
     PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING        and interpersonal skills essential in today’s       in the same discipline, or Graduate Certificate   management accountant. This course satisfies
     BGAP                           global environment. This eight-unit course          (or equivalent) in the same discipline.           the educational requirements for Associate
                                    provides entry to the accounting profession                                                           Membership of CPA Australia.
     DURATION: 1 YEAR
                                    for non-accounting graduates, and offers
     CAMPUS: CF                     a further accounting specialisation to
     VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/BGAP         business graduates. The Graduate Diploma
                                    in Professional Accounting is professionally
                                    recognised with accreditation from
                                    CPA Australia.

     GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN        The Graduate Certificate in Finance is an           Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)        Career options include management-level
     FINANCE BTFF                   academically focused and professionally             in a similar discipline. A minimum five (5)       positions in financial institutions or
     DURATION: 0.5 YEARS            relevant course for those with a finance related    years approved work experience will be            government.
                                    academic background. The course develops            considered for admission to this course.
     CAMPUS: CF                     conceptual knowledge and technical skills
     VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/BTFF         in finance, with a global perspective on
                                    understanding the operation of financial
                                    markets. This is complemented with skills
                                    development focusing on critical thinking,
                                    problem solving, creativity and communication.
                                    The course assists students to become capable,
                                    responsible and ethical practitioners in the
                                    rapidly changing financial services industry.

     GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS   Gain specialist knowledge and skills that will      Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)        Pathways to further study and positions such
     (ACCOUNTING) BGAR              prepare you for a career in the world of            in any discipline, or Graduate Certificate        as general accountant or assistant accountant.
     DURATION: 1 YEAR               professional accounting. You will develop           (or equivalent) in a similar discipline.
                                    a strong foundation in conceptual knowledge         A minimum three (3) years approved work
     CAMPUS: CF                     of accounting procedures and practices.             experience will be considered for admission
     VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/BGAR         This foundation is complemented by current          to this course.
                                    skills development, focusing on critical
                                    thinking, problem solving and creativity.

     MASTER OF ACCOUNTING BMAC      Build on your existing accounting qualifications,   Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)        General accountant, taxation accountant,
     DURATION: 1.5 YEARS            choosing subjects for your continuing               in any discipline, or Graduate Diploma            management accoutntant.
                                    professional education. This course will help       (or equivalent) in a similar discipline.
     CAMPUS: CF                     you to reflect on the theory to help achieve
     VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/BMAC         an effective accounting practice; critically
                                    apply knowledge in decision making for
                                    emerging professional accounting contexts;
                                    and communicate effectively with diverse
                                    community and professional audiences.

     MASTER OF BUSINESS             This globally recognised degree provides            Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)        International consultant, international project
     (ACCOUNTING) BMAK              a strong foundation and conceptual knowledge        in any discipline, or Graduate Certificate        manager, government employee, community
                                    of recent developments in sustainability            (or equivalent) in a similar discipline.          development educator, international project
     DURATION: 2 YEARS
                                    and global accounting trends. Develop               A minimum three (3) years approved work           manager, journalist, researcher.
     CAMPUS: CF                     specialist knowledge in accounting, economics       experience will be considered for admission t
     VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/BMAK         and finance, and learn the skills required          o this course.
                                    to succeed in senior accounting positions.
                                    Graduates are eligible to apply for accreditation
                                    with CPA Australia and/or Chartered
                                    Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

      CAMPUSES: CF – CITY FLINDERS, CK – CITY KING, CQ – CITY QUEEN, FP – FOOTSCRAY PARK, SA – ST ALBANS, W – WERRIBEE, FN – FOOTSCRAY NICHOLSON

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COURSE/CODE                     OVERVIEW                                             ADMISSION CRITERIA                                  CAREER OUTCOMES

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE (CONTINUED)

MASTER OF BUSINESS              Enhance your knowledge in a targeted,                Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree         Accountant, financial manager, analyst or
(ACCOUNTING)/MASTER OF          specialised focus on finance and accounting.         (or equivalent) in a similar discipline, or         investment manager, government organisation
FINANCE BMDD                    It is designed for students from non-accounting      Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in             positions, commercial work.
                                backgrounds who want to develop the                  a similar discipline. If you don’t meet the
DURATION: 2.5 YEARS
                                specialist skills needed for accounting              entry requirements, you may be admitted to
CAMPUS: CF                      and finance roles.                                   the Graduate Certificate based on approved
VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/BMDD                                                               work experience. Once completed, you may
                                                                                     be eligible for admission to this course.

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS    Study postgraduate finance even if you don’t         Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree         Careers in financial management,
(FINANCE) BGBF                  have a formal finance background. Gain the           (or equivalent) in any discipline, or Graduate      fund management, securities trading,
DURATION: 1 YEAR                specialist knowledge and skills to prepare you       Certificate (or equivalent) in a similar            financial risk management.
                                for early career finance positions in a variety of   discipline. A minimum three (3) years
CAMPUS: CF                      fields. Develop your skills further while focusing   approved work experience will be considered
VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/BGBF          on critical thinking, problem solving, creativity    for admission to this course.
                                and social aspects through authentic assessment.

MASTER OF FINANCE BMFF          Develop your knowledge and technical skills          Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)          Financial manager, financial analyst,
DURATION: 1.5 YEARS             in finance while keeping a global perspective        in a similar discipline, or Graduate Certificate    financial investment manager.
                                on the operation of financial markets.               (or equivalent) in a similar discipline. If you
CAMPUS: CF                      Skill development focuses on critical thinking,      don’t meet the entry requirements, you may
VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/BMFF          problem solving, creativity and communication.       be admitted to the Graduate Certificate
                                Learn how to be a capable, responsible               based on approved work experience.
                                and ethical practitioner in the rapidly              Once completed, you may be eligible
                                changing financial services industry.                for admission to this course.

MASTER OF BUSINESS (FINANCE)    Advance your career with a professional              Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)          Financial manager, financial analyst,
BMFN                            business finance qualification that prepares         in any discipline, or Graduate Diploma              financial investment manager.
DURATION: 2 YEARS               you for the financial services industry, providing   (or equivalent) in a similar discipline. If you
                                the necessary understanding of international         don’t meet the entry requirements, you may
CAMPUS: CF                      financial markets. Whether you have                  be admitted to the Graduate Diploma based
VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/BMFN          a background in business or another field,           on approved work experience. Once completed,
                                you will develop specialist knowledge and            you may be eligible for admission to this course.
                                skills through study of the more advanced
                                topics of finance, economics and accounting.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY UPBE       Throughout this advanced research program            You must have completed a relevant Masters          Become an independent, competent and highly
DURATION: 4 YEARS               you will conduct original research in an area        degree or four year undergraduate degree with       sought-after researcher, equipped to pursue
                                that is of interest to you and of broader            Honours or its equivalent at a high standard.       a research career in relevant industries
CAMPUS: CF, FP
                                significance to the University, industry                                                                 and/or to become an academic.
VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/UPBE          and the community, with the assistance of
                                an experienced research supervisory team.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY            The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Integrated) in       Completed a qualification at AQF level 8            Academic and research focused positions
(INTEGRATED) UPEA               Economics provides an alternative to a PhD for       or above, typically in a cognate discipline         in the relevant fields of study.
DURATION: 4 YEARS               applicants who have not had previous research        (including a qualification without minor
                                training and/or experience.                          thesis), with Honours or its equivalent at
CAMPUS: CF, FP                                                                       a high standard.
VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/UPEA

ERP AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN         VU is recognised as one of the world’s leading       Completion of an Australian Bachelor                Business analyst, ERP roles, SAP roles.
ENTERPRISE AND RESOURCE         institutions in ERP systems (SAP) education,         degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline.
PLANNING SYSTEMS                with strong links to the ERP industry and            A minimum five (5) years approved work
BTEN                            a comprehensive ERP curriculum. This specialist      experience will be considered for admission
DURATION: 0.5 YEARS             course focuses on the main SAP processes             to this course.
                                including production planning, materials
CAMPUS: CF                      management, sales and distribution,
VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/BTEN          and accounting and human resources.

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS    VU is recognised as one of the world’s leading       Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree         Early-career roles in the ERP field.
(ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING   institutions in ERP systems (SAP) education.         (or equivalent) in any discipline, or Graduate
SYSTEMS) BGEP                   Explore the implementation and maintenance           Certificate (or equivalent) in a similar
DURATION: 1 YEAR                of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems,       discipline. A minimum three (3) years approved
                                and learn about the implications of these types      work experience will be considered for
                                                                                                                                                                                       BUSINESS

CAMPUS: CF                      of systems in a business setting, and how they       admission to this course.
VU.EDU.AU/COURSES/BGEP          achieve effective complex decision making in
                                response to contemporary business challenges.

 CAMPUSES: CF – CITY FLINDERS, CK – CITY KING, CQ – CITY QUEEN, FP – FOOTSCRAY PARK, SA – ST ALBANS, W – WERRIBEE, FN – FOOTSCRAY NICHOLSON

     THE COURSE INFORMATION ABOVE WAS ACCURATE AT THE TIME OF PRINTING (MAY 2018). FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION VISIT VU.EDU.AU/COURSES

                                                                                     VICTORIA UNIVERSITY COURSE GUIDE 2019 | POSTGRADUATE
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