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The Doctor of Professional Studies at CQUniversity Australia is a doctoral course of supervised research and research tasks designed for professional practitioners/educators, comprising structured research tasks, proposal development, and thesis component.


The Doctor of Professional Studies at CQUniversity Australia is a degree for the 21st century that focuses on creativity, innovation and enterprise to generate new knowledge in the context of application that has commercial potential.  We live in a time where there has never been such a prodigious rate of innovation, with science and technology taking the lead.  The Doctor of Professional Studies builds on this paradigm to create new knowledge in a range of professions and occupations.

You already have a solid education background but you now find yourself dealing with more fragmented issues and complex demands, demands that are hard to satisfy.  The Doctor of Professional Studies acknowledges your experience and leverages it against high-level workshops and creative research; so at the end of the process you will have achieved at least two goals: top level success; and a solution to a workplace issue or knowledge relevant to your organisation.

Career Opportunities

Doctor of Professional Studies graduates aim for high level management positions that allow them to inform and influence within their chosen field of employment. A PhD is the highest academic degree that can be undertaken.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The Doctor of Professional Studies (DocProfSt) is a doctoral course of supervised research and research tasks designed for professional practitioners, comprising of:

  • Six (6) Professional Research Tasks that are submitted for scholarly peer review, and that shall culminate in the production of a portfolio of written work;
  • A Confirmation of Candidature process that encompasses the production of a written research proposal and an oral presentation of that proposal; and
  • A Thesis that is based on a substantial investigation into a selected aspect of professional practice.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

You must hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with first or second class honours; or a master’s degree with substantial element of research work.

CRICOS: 084706D

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25324 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25324 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
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  • Perth, Australia

    1328 - 2370 AUD/month
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  • Adelaide, Australia

    1328 - 2480 AUD/month
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  • Townsville, Australia

    1500 - 2800 AUD/month
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  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
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  • Rockhampton, Australia

    1200 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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