Assessing for Honours equivalence
Honours equivalence does not add to the scholarship ranking score for your application. However, it does determine your eligibility for admission to a research degree program and some scholarships.
Final Honours equivalence is determined by the Graduate Research: Admissions team. Quality of publications and relevance of professional experience will be considered in the assessment. The tables below are guidelines only.
To establish your honours equivalence using Entry requirements and eligibility and the tables below, calculate the value of your relevant professional experience and publications.
Maximum scores are:
- professional experience = 10 points
- publications = 20 points
- total possible score = 30 points
|Length of relevant professional postgraduate experience||Value towards
(maximum total 10)
|6 to 12 months professional experience||2|
|1 to 2 years professional experience||4|
|2 to 3 years professional experience||6|
|3 to 4 years professional experience||8|
|4 to 5 years professional experience||9|
|5 years or more professional experience||10|
|DEEWR category||Type||Value towards
(maximum total 20)
|A - Books||A1- Authored research book||20|
|A - Books||A2 - Authored other scholarly book||20|
|A - Books||A3A - Scholarly book edited||10|
|B - Book chapter||B - Book chapter||10|
|C - Journal articles||C1 - Refereed article in a scholarly journal||10|
|E - Conference publication||E1 - Full written paper - refereed||10|
|E - Conference publication||E4A - Edited volume of refereed conference proceedings||10|
|J - Other creative works||J - Individual exhibition of original art||10|
|J - Other creative works||A substantial scholarly, analytical and descriptive catalogue||10|
|A - Books||A3B - Other book edited||5|
|E - Conference publication||E4B - Edited volume of non-refereed conference proceedings||5|
|C - Journal articles||C2 - Non-refereed articles in a scholarly or professional journal||3|
|E - Conference publication||E2 - Full written paper - non refereed||3|
|E - Conference publication||E3 - Extract/abstract of paper||1|
Your highest degree is a graduate certificate.
You have 3 years and 6 months professional experience.
You have 2 refereed journal articles (C1), and 2 non refereed conference publications (E2).
Work experience = 8 points
Publications = 10 + 10 + 3 + 3 = 26
The maximum score for publications is 20, therefore your total score is 28.
Using the entry requirements for research degree programs and scholarship allocation process
Please refer to Entry requirements and eligibility for research degree programs for more information.
A graduate certificate together with professional experience and publications totalling 28 points is equal to H1 equivalence. You would be eligible to be considered for admission to a doctorate program and then for Federal Government scholarships such as the Research Training Program domestic (RTPd) Scholarship or the Research Training Program international (RTPi) Scholarship (if applied for at the appropriate time).
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College