Degree structures

The following visual diagrams illustrate course structures that apply the Curriculum Architecture Principles

These visual diagrams need to be read in conjunction with the principles themselves. Also see the guidance notes attached to each principle.

Undergraduate degrees

Degree Structure: Visual Diagram - Undergraduate degrees

Sub degrees

Undergraduate Certificate

AQF Level EFTSL Points

Subject restrictions
5-7 0.5 32
Sets Components


Essential


32
Core Subjects ≥16
Subjects may be drawn from
essential subject sets in existing
courses at AQF level 5, 6 or 7
Restricted Electives 0-16

Diploma

AQF Level EFTSL Points

Subject restrictions
5 1.0 64
Sets Components

Essential

64
Core Subjects ≥24
100 level maximum 64 points
Restricted Electives 0-40

Associate Degree

AQF Level EFTSL Points

Subject restrictions
6 2.0 128
Sets Components


Essential


96
Core Subjects ≥48


100 level maximum 80 points
Restricted Electives 0-48
Minor 0-32
Elective 32 Unrestricted Electives 0-32

Bachelor Degrees

Bachelor 3 year

AQF Level EFTSL Points

Subject restrictions
7 3.0 192
Sets Components


Essential


128
Core Subjects ≥64


100 level maximum 80 points
300 level minimum 32 points
Major/Minor 0-64
Restricted Electives 0-64

Elective

64
Unrestricted/Restrictive Electives 16-64
Major/Minor 0-64

Bachelor 4 year

AQF Level EFTSL Points

Subject restrictions
7 4.0 256
Sets Components


Essential


192
Core Subjects ≥64

 
100 level maximum 80 points
300 level minimum 64 points
Major/Minor 0-64
Restricted Electives 0-128

Elective

64
Unrestricted/Restrictive Electives 16-64
Major/Minor 0-64

Honours

Bachelor Integrated Honours (includes 4-year pass or 4-year honours)

AQF Level EFTSL Points

Subject restrictions
7/84.0 256
Sets Components


Essential


192
Core Subjects ≥64

100 level maximum 80 points
300 level minimum 64 points
400 level minimum 64 points,
including 16 points of research subjects
Major/Minor 0-64
Restricted Electives 0-128

Elective

64
Unrestricted/Restrictive Electives 16-64
Major/Minor 0-64

Bachelor Standalone Honours

AQF Level EFTSL Points

Subject restrictions
81.064
Sets Components
Essential 64 Core Subjects 64 All at 400 or 500 level, including
16 points of research subjects

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Postgraduate courses

Degree Structure: Visual Diagram - Postgraduate courses

Graduate Certificate

AQF Level EFTSL Points

Subject restrictions
8 0.532
Sets Components

Essential

32
Core Subjects ≥16
Must be comprised of subjects at a minimum of 400 level
Restricted Electives 0-16

Graduate Diploma

AQF Level EFTSL Points

Subject restrictions
8 1.064
Sets Components


Essential


64
Core Subjects ≥16

Must be comprised of subjects at a minimum of 400 level
Specialisation 32
Restricted Electives 0-48

Master degrees

Master 1.5

AQF Level EFTSL Points

Subject restrictions
91.596
Sets Components


Essential


≥64
Core Subjects ≥32


500 level at least 64 points
Specialisation 32
Restricted Electives 0-64
Elective 0-32 Restrictive Electives 0-32
Specialisation 0-32

Master 2 (Extended)

AQF Level EFTSL Points

Subject restrictions
92.0128
Sets Components


Essential


≥64
Core Subjects ≥32


500 level at least 64 points
Specialisation 32
Restricted Electives 0-64
Elective 0-64 Restrictive Electives 0-64
Specialisation 0-64

Short courses

The following courses are variants of the Undergraduate Certificate and the Graduate Certificate courses and are intended to be used as standalone courses, where some or all the subjects can be credited to an existing parent award. Diploma courses can be approved as short courses and should assure pathways into existing higher level undergraduate courses are available upon completion.

All short courses require a business case prior to academic approval.

Note: UG short course business cases will need to assure the availability of CGS places.

Undergraduate Certificate

AQF Level EFTSL Points

Subject restrictions
5-70.532
Sets Components

Essential

32

Restricted Electives

32
Subjects may be drawn from essential subject
sets in existing courses at AQF level 5, 6 or 7.
Subjects must be drawn from existing courses if full credit
is being proposed.

Graduate Certificate

AQF Level EFTSL Points

Subject restrictions
80.532
Sets Components

Essential

32

Restricted Electives

32
Must be comprised of subjects at a minimum of 400 level.
Subjects must be drawn from existing courses
if full credit is being proposed.

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