PhD Organisational


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   Qualification / Award PhD Organisational Leadership
   Course Duration 3 years full-time
   Credit Points (8 units + doctoral thesis)
   Delivery On Campus
   Available to Domestic (FEE-HELP available)/International
   IELTS 7.0 with no band less than 6.5
  CRICOS Code 091316D
  Financial Information Course Fees Page
   AQF Level 10
   Key Dates Application Deadlines and other Key Course Dates


English Language Proficiency

Applicants who have not completed an higher education qualification in English will be required to demonstrate English proficiency as per the table below:

  Examination Minimum Score 
   IELTS 7.0 with no band less than 6.5
  TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) 94 with no score less than 79
  PTE Academic 65 with no score less than 58

Applicants with Higher Education

Educational Prerequisites

The entry criteria for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy program shall normally be:

  • A Bachelor degree with at least upper second-class Honours in an appropriate discipline (AQF Level 8) from an Australian higher education institution; or
  • A coursework Master’s degree with a research thesis of at least 25% of the course; or
  • A qualification recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) as equivalent to any of the above; or
  • Other qualifications and experience as may, on application by the student, be deemed equivalent to (a) by the Academic Board of the Institute.

A student’s entry qualification need not include studies in business, management or related fields, but studies in these fields would be an advantage. Industry and/or professional experience in organisational leadership, management, business and/or a related field is normally a requirement for entry. Candidates seeking entry to the program without relevant industry/professional experience will have to provide documentation to satisfy the Admissions Committee that they possess the relevant skills and background to successfully complete the course.

In certain circumstances where it is unclear to the Admissions Committee or the Academic Board whether a student has the qualifications and/or experience to enter the program, the student may be required to attend an interview to determine their eligibility for entry to the program.


If the applicant is successful they will be issued an offer letter and a written agreement. Students will need to respond to the offer within 6 weeks. This is done online and a confirmation will be emailed back to the applicant. At this point, applicants are welcome to apply for Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you are eligible for credit or RPL, you may be exempt from completing some units and you may be able to finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

Please refer to the Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy reference.

Download the Student Selection and Admissions Policy and Procedure.

Information about the application process for international students can be found in the International Student page.


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