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Inherent requirements

There are a number of inherent requirements that must be met prior to applying or graduating from a degree. 

At USQ, we are committed to providing an equitable environment for students with disability, injury, mental health or medical condition that impacts on their ability to study and achieve academic success.

The inherent requirement of a degree are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that degree.

Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.

USQ is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, placement and other activities to enable students to participate in their degree. Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement. Consideration is given to a student's cultural and religious background/beliefs, which may impact on participation in their program or course. For further information contact our Student Equity Officers.


Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of our degrees and courses are maintained, and preserves the University’s learning, assessment and accreditation process. They must be met by all students.
Inherent requirements are specific to a particular degree. Inherent requirements differ from mandatory requirements which are broader and can include both compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations which are applicable to all students at the University, but also with a degree, for example attendance and completion of assignments.

To successfully complete a degree at USQ, you need to be able to meet all the inherent requirements. It is important that you read and understand the inherent requirements before applying for the degree you want to study.

If you think you may experience any problems meeting inherent requirements, you can talk to a Student Equity Officer about reasonable adjustments that may be put in place to assist you. Any reasonable adjustments made must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.

To allow you to make informed choices about your study, we are identifying inherent requirements for USQ degrees that will be progressively introduced. The following inherent requirements are available:



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