A candidate shall:
(a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline; or
(b) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor with Honours in a relevant discipline; or
(c) hold an AQF Level 9 Master in a relevant discipline; or
(d) hold an AQF Level 10 Doctorate in a relevant discipline.
Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to: Agriculture, Biochemistry; Biology; Botany; Chemistry; Computational Science; Ecology, Genetics; Geology; Mathematics; Medicinal Chemistry; Microbiology; Neuroscience (may include: Science, Medicine, Psychology, Nursing, Social Work, Education, Health, Counselling); Physics; Physiology; Statistics; and Zoology. A degree will be considered relevant to a nominated major if it includes study that covers the minimum assumed knowledge. Where it is not clear from their academic background, applicants may include a cover letter with their application describing how they have achieved the minimum assumed knowledge.
Minimum Assumed Knowledge for Each Major
Biochemistry: two units of biology and two units of chemistry
Biodiversity Science: two units of biology
Biomedical Science: two units of biology and two units of chemistry
Chemistry: two units of chemistry
Genetics: two units of biology and two units of chemistry
Mathematics: two units of (calculus-based) mathematics
Neuroscience: four units at second year level or above from neuroscience (see relevant disciplines)
Physical Sciences: two units of physics, two units of chemistry and two units of (calculus-based) mathematics
Regulatory Science: four science-based units with at least two units at second year level or above
Research Methods: four units from the discipline, or associated discipline, selected for completion
Statistics: two units of (calculus-based) mathematics and one unit of statistics
Zoology: two units of biology
Note: Students wishing to complete the course on a full-time basis are strongly encouraged to have greater than the minimum assumed knowledge and to begin their study in first trimester.