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2 Everyone has expectations for their future And success means different things to different people. Some are happy to live from day to day. Others like yourself want much more. You think bigger. You want to move faster. You want to go further. You re determined to achieve something extraordinary. At Bond University, we recognise your passion and fast track your progress. Bond University. We Share Your Ambition. We Bring It To Life.
3 Welcome Vice-Chancellor s Message Your Bond degree is your passport to an extraordinary career. Choosing the right university is the most important decision you will make at this stage of your life. It s your investment in the future not just financially, but in terms of the time, energy and effort you will put into your studies over the next few years. So, like any investment, your choice must be based on the potential returns: Which university will give you more than a degree? Which university will open the door to a truly extraordinary career? Bond University has positioned itself as a leading university, imbued with a spirit to innovate, a commitment to influence and a dedication to inspire tomorrow s professionals. We believe that the knowledge and skills you learn in the classroom are simply the starting point. Just imagine what you will achieve working with internationally renowned teachers in small personalised classes. Just imagine how quickly you could climb the corporate ladder if you graduated a full year ahead of your competitors and had specific training in leadership skills. And with a global network of contacts, you will be able to work anywhere in the world. We know you have the potential to make a real difference because we have seen so many of our students over the years do just that. Living and working in every corner of the globe, they are now heading up major corporations, helping disadvantaged communities in developing countries, researching medical breakthroughs, engineering cutting-edge technologies. As a graduate of Bond University, you will be joining their elite ranks. If your goal is to be the best that you can be, to have your choice of the top jobs and to forge a successful and satisfying career at the highest level, Bond University can give you all the tools you need to bring your ambition to life. I very much look forward to sharing your journey. Professor Tim Brailsford Vice-Chancellor and President 2016 Postgraduate Guide 5
4 Contents 6 Welcome to Bond University 86 State-of-the-Art Facilities 9 Why Bond? 88 Student Services 10 Studying at Bond 90 Life at Bond 12 English Language Pathways 92 Accommodation 14 Where Will Your Degree Take You? 94 Investing in Your Future 17 Faculty of Business 96 Scholarships 29 Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine 98 Application and Entry Australian Students 45 Faculty of Law 100 Application and Entry International Students 53 Faculty of Society & Design Academic Calendar 81 Higher Degrees By Research 106 Essential Contacts 82 Exchange Partners
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6 Welcome to Bond University Bond University has a distinguished reputation as Australia s first independent, not-for-profit university. Created in the scholarly traditions of preeminent private universities of world standing, Bond challenges students to be leaders and thinkers. A Bond degree takes you beyond the accepted definition of a university education to develop initiative, enterprise, ambition and a lifelong commitment to making a meaningful contribution in your chosen field. A wide range of innovative and challenging postgraduate programs are offered through the: Faculty of Business Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Faculty of Law Faculty of Society & Design Bond University English Language Institute Whatever degree you choose, you ll find that Bond s dedication to the highest academic standards, coupled with open access to world-class teaching professionals, industry leaders and blue chip employers will help you to reach your very highest potential. Bond University rates 5 stars 2015 Good Universities Guide Overall satisfaction Staff-student ratio Teaching quality Generic skills Non-government earnings 2014 QS Star Ratings Teaching Employability Internationalisation Facilities Engagement Access
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9 Why Bond? Because we do things differently. From a student perspective, Bond University stands alone. The reason why? Well, actually there are three of them, all which add up to a far better university experience and outcome for you regardless of which field of study you choose. 1 FINISH YOUR DEGREE SOONER At Bond, you won t be losing time with long breaks between semesters. We run three full semesters a year, with intakes in January, May and September. This means that you can complete 12-subject master s in just a year. It also means you don t have to wait until next February or July to get started on your degree. If you re ready to get your future underway, our next intake is just around the corner. 2 3 BE MENTORED BY WORLD LEADING ACADEMICS Bond s personalised teaching philosophy means you will learn in smaller class sizes with unprecedented one-on-one access to your professors. Even outside class time, our academics have an open door policy that means they will not only know you by name, they ll actively mentor your progress. GRADUATE BETTER PREPARED At Bond, we believe education goes beyond the classroom. Part of our unique approach is to help you develop a strong foundation of leadership attributes that will prepare you for success and rapid career progression. This is why our graduates are the first choice for many employers. They are immediately distinguishable in the workplace for their confidence, maturity, global awareness, communication skills and leadership qualities. Bond sets you up to succeed.
10 Studying at Bond Bond University offers three semesters a year, allowing you to complete your studies much earlier than at other universities. For instance, you may be able to complete a master s degree between one year (3 semesters) and one year and four months (4 semesters) at Bond. Bond s accelerated study mode, combined with the flexibility of our cross-faculty subject offerings, gives you the opportunity to tailor your studies to suit your specific career goals or enhance your employability by gaining extra qualifications. POSTGRADUATE STUDY Bond University offers a range of higher degrees by coursework or research. Admission to postgraduate coursework degrees generally requires an undergraduate qualification from a recognised institution. In some cases, however, extensive career experience in a relevant discipline may meet the entry criteria. Doctoral studies are completed predominantly through research guided and supervised by specialist advisors. Each faculty at Bond incorporates world-renowned research centres, headed by international authorities in their respective fields. HONOURS DEGREE An honours degree is usually two or three semesters of additional coursework, seminars and supervised research taken after completion of a bachelor s degree. It advances your knowledge and experience and helps prepare you for future research work and higher degree programs. A high level of achievement in an undergraduate course is a prerequisite of entry into an honours degree program. Honours degrees are available in the Faculty of Society & Design (Psychology only) and the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine. GRADUATE DIPLOMA Completed in just eight months (two semesters), the graduate diploma normally comprises eight subjects. This is an excellent option for those wishing to update their skills and qualifications in a specialist area and may be credited towards a full master s degree*. MASTER S DEGREE Master s degrees are available in a wide range of disciplines in all faculties. If you hold a bachelor degree in a similar discipline, the master s program generally comprises 12 subjects. Master s programs can be undertaken by coursework only, a combination of coursework and research, or by research only. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD) Higher Degrees by Research are completed predominantly through research, with candidates guided and supervised by specialist advisors. The PhD degree may be awarded for thesis only, or thesis and coursework or publication. DOCTORATE Doctoral degrees are offered by Bond in the areas of legal science, laws, health sciences and physiotherapy. *Excludes Psychology. Please refer to pages for Psychology specific outcomes. GRADUATE CERTIFICATE Most one-semester professional development programs generally comprise four subjects and serve as an ideal introduction to postgraduate study. This is particularly ideal for working professionals who cannot commit the time for a full master s degree. Subjects completed can normally be credited towards a graduate diploma.
11 PROFESSIONAL DEGREE Professional master s degrees are four semesters plus 20 weeks Work Integrated Learning to promote student learning and professional practice in the workplace. The total degree duration is 92 weeks (two academic years). Open to all students eligible to undertake master s level postgraduate studies, these degrees are offered within the following areas: Faculty of Business Professional degrees are offered through the Faculty of Business in the areas of accounting, business, finance and financial management. All professional degrees are available each semester. These degrees follow the same course structure as that of the existing degrees, but include a 20-week Work Integrated Learning component designed to promote and support student learning, personal development and professional practice. Faculty of Society & Design Professional degrees are offered in the areas of real estate, construction, project management and urban planning. Most are available each semester. CREDIT TRANSFER Subject credits may be available for previous tertiary studies in a relevant or related field. You can apply for subject credits on the Bond University application form by including certified copies of transcripts from your previous studies, detailed course outlines and subject descriptions. STUDY SCHEDULE Bond s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects. The typical full-time study load for a postgraduate student is four subjects (40 credit points) per semester, meaning you can complete most master s programs in a year. Most master s programs require enrolment in 30 credit points per semester. Where the enrolment requirement is 30 credit points a semester, students may request approval from the faculty to enrol in four subjects (equivalent to 40 credit points) per semester to accelerate their degree. STUDENT LOAD 30 credit points per semester 40 credit points per semester TOTAL SEMESTERS DURATION 4 1 year 4 months 3 1 year SEMESTER DURATION 6 semesters...(108 weeks) 5 semesters... (90 weeks) 4 semesters...(72 weeks) 3 semesters... (54 weeks) 2 semesters...(36 weeks) 1 semester...(18 weeks) PROFESSIONAL DEGREES 4 semesters + 20 weeks...(92 weeks) 2016 Postgraduate Guide 13
12 English Language Pathways International students can improve their English language skills by enrolling in the various ELICOS programs available on campus at the Bond University English Language Institute (BUELI). In addition to enjoying access to all the University facilities and activities, you will benefit from learning in small classes with individual attention provided by our highly qualified teachers, many of whom have international experience. GENERAL ENGLISH CRICOS Course Code G Speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar from elementary to advanced levels ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES CRICOS Course Code C English language, academic and study skills appropriate for Australian tertiary education needs. The program incorporates preparation for IELTS, enabling you to meet the criteria for direct entry to selected undergraduate degrees (see flowchart below for specific details). ENGLISH PATHWAYS TO FURTHER STUDY AT BOND UNIVERSITY General English Plus EAP entry test Equivalent to IELTS 5.0 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs. Equivalent to EAP Level 1 EAP Level 2 IELTS 5.5 EAP Level 2 Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 EAP Level 3 EAP Level 3 Equivalent to IELTS 6.5 Direct entry to postgraduate programs that have an IELTS entry requirement of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0. EAP Level 3 Equivalent to IELTS 7.0 Students who attain a grade of Distinction or higher in EAP 3 will gain direct entry into University postgraduate programs that have an entry requirement of IELTS 7.0.
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14 Where Will Your Degree Take You? There s a lot to consider when deciding what you will study. Knowing where your degree will take you after you graduate is very important. Use this index to explore your study options based on your career interests. BUSINESS AND COMMERCE For career progression and professional development in the fields of accounting, business administration, finance, entrepreneurship, management, international business and marketing. HEALTH SCIENCES AND MEDICINE For career progression and professional development in the fields of health, medicine, biomedical sciences, and physiotherapy. Master of Accounting 18 Master of Accounting (Professional) 18 Master of Actuarial Science 18 Master of Actuarial Science (Professional) 19 Master of Actuarial Practice 19 Master of Business 20 Master of Business (Professional) 20 Master of Business Administration (MBA) 21 Master of Business Administration (Professional) 21 Master of Business Administration (Executive) 22 Master of Finance 24 Master of Finance (Professional) 24 Master of Financial Management 26 Master of Financial Management (Professional) 26 Master of Philosophy (Business) 26 Doctor of Philosophy (Business) 27 Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery 30 Master of Clinical Education 32 Master of Nutrition And Dietetic Practice 33 Master of Public Health Nutrition 34 Master of Retrieval Medicine 36 Master of Science By Research (Health Sciences) 37 Master of Sports Management 39 Master of Sports Science 40 Doctor of Philosophy (Health Sciences & Medicine) 42 Doctor of Physiotherapy 43 LAW, CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE For career progression and professional development in the fields of business law, criminology, corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution, forensics, international trade law, law and philosophy. Juris Doctor 46 Graduate Diploma In Legal Practice 48 Master of Laws 48 Master of Legal Administration 49 Master of Laws (By Research) 51 Doctor of Legal Science (Research) 51 Doctor of Philosophy (Law) 51
15 ARCHITECTURE AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT For career progression and professional development in the fields of project management, construction practice, property valuation and environmental management. PSYCHOLOGY, COUNSELLING AND SOCIAL SCIENCES For career progression and professional development in behaviour management, philosophy and psychology. Master of Architecture 54 Master of Building Surveying 56 Master of Construction Practice 57 Master of Construction Practice (Professional) 58 Master of Project Management 58 Master of Project Management (Professional) 59 Master of Project Management (Combined) 59 Master of Valuation and Property Development 60 Master of Real Estate (Professional) 61 Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning 61 Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning (Professional) 62 Master of Counselling 71 Master of Functional Behaviour Assessment (Autism Spectrum Disorders) 72 Master of Criminology 74 Master of Criminology (Professional) 74 Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) 76 Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science 76 Master of Psychology (Clinical) 77 Master of Psychology (Forensic) 78 HIGHER DEGREES BY RESEARCH COMMUNICATION AND CREATIVE MEDIA For careers relating to advertising, film and television, computer game development, communication and media, journalism, marketing and public relations. Master of Advertising 64 Master of Communication 64 Master of Communication (Professional) 65 For career progression in a range of research related disciplines. Master of Philosophy (Business) 26 Doctor of Philosophy (Business) 27 Doctor of Philosophy (Health Sciences & Medicine) 42 Master of Laws (By Research) 51 Doctor of Legal Science (Research) 51 Doctor of Philosophy (Law) 51 Master of Arts (Research) 79 Master of Philosophy (Society & Design) 79 Doctor of Philosophy (Society & Design) 79 HUMANITIES, LANGUAGES AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS For careers relating to applied linguistics, Australian studies, language and culture, international relations, foreign correspondence, politics, international trade law and philosophy. Master of Arts (Coursework) 66 Master of Arts (TESOL) 69 Graduate Certificate In TESOL 69 Master of International Relations 70 Master of International Relations (Professional) Postgraduate Guide 17
17 Faculty of Business bond.edu.au/business Bond Business is comprised of dedicated professionals who have real world experience as advisors, consultants, entrepreneurs, investors and executives. Attracting the highest calibre academics and students, we deliver truly personalised educational experiences to every student, encouraging them to unleash their potential, accentuate their strengths, and achieve their individual ambitions. The Faculty of Business is accredited but the Australian Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing them in the top 5% of business schools worldwide. INDUSTRY LINKS The Faculty of Business has established relationships with many local and international organisations, including: Accor ANZ ASX Austrade Bartercard Cisco Deloitte Disney Ernst & Young Goldman Sachs Hilton IBM IHG J. P. Morgan KPMG Macquarie Group Marriott Microsoft Oracle PwC Stockland Suncorp Virgin Group Wyndham FACULTY FACILITIES Created in collaboration with the Macquarie Group, the Macquarie Trading Room gives you access to market information through internal and external tickers, and dual screen technology featuring accounting, economic and financial data from Bloomberg. It allows lecturers to set up simulated trading environments and adjust the market conditions to demonstrate different market situations and theories. You will gain practical experience in executing deals and managing portfolios, with trading conditions almost identical to those encountered by seasoned financial traders around the world Postgraduate Guide 19
18 Faculty of Business Programs MASTER OF ACCOUNTING CRICOS Course Code A MASTER OF ACCOUNTING (PROFESSIONAL) CRICOS Course Code J Duration: 1 year 4 months full time (4 semesters). Students may seek approval to enrol in four subjects per semester (40 credit points) and complete their degree in 1 year. For further study schedule information refer to page 11. Starting: January, May, September ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree at a credit average in any discipline other than accounting, or hold a non-degree professional accounting qualification with at least five years work experience. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Master of Accounting provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to work in the accounting profession. Designed for recent graduates and professionals in fields other than accounting, the program offers a firm academic grounding and hands-on appreciation of the globally recognised industry. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Complete the following subjects: Accounting Principles Accounting Theory Auditing Business Law Economics for Business Financial Accounting Information Analysis and Systems Law of Commercial Entities Management Accounting and Strategy Managerial Finance Principles of Taxation Law Security Appraisal and Valuation PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES Graduates can work in a range of fields, including large corporations, professional accounting practices, government departments or research. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION CPA Australia Chartered Accountants Australian and New Zealand (CAANZ) Institute of Public Accountants Duration: 1 year 4 months plus 20 weeks (92 weeks) Starting: January, May, September The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Accounting program with an additional 20-week Work Integrated Learning component. Work Integrated Learning is a 45 credit point subject designed to promote and support learning, personal development and professional practice. The subject focuses on developing self-analysis and reflective learning skills, and applying theoretical solutions for practical workplace problems. MASTER OF ACTUARIAL SCIENCE CRICOS Course Code G Duration: 1 year 4 months (4 semesters). Starting: January, May, September ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree at a credit average in any discipline other than actuarial science. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Master of Actuarial Science combines advanced mathematics, statistics, data analytics, actuarial risk theory, finance, economics and accounting subjects with large-scale, real-life commercial data analysis. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Complete the following foundation subjects: Macroeconomics Mathematical Statistics Statistical Methods for Business Plus the following 10 advanced subjects Capital Markets Contingencies Corporate Finance Derivative Products Insurance Models Finance Applications and Analysis Financial Mathematics Investments Stochastic Modelling Survival Models Plus three approved Faculty postgraduate elective subjects.
19 PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES Graduates can work in a range of fields, including climatology, finance, health, insurance, research, safety, science and technology. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION Actuaries Institute MASTER OF ACTUARIAL SCIENCE (PROFESSIONAL) CRICOS Course Code G Duration: 1 year 4 months plus 20 weeks (92 weeks) Starting: January, May, September The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Actuarial Science program with an additional 20-week Work Integrated Learning component. Work Integrated Learning is a 45 credit point subject designed to promote and support learning, personal development and professional practice. The subject focuses on developing selfanalysis and reflective learning skills, and applying theoretical solutions for practical workplace problems. MASTER OF ACTUARIAL PRACTICE CRICOS Course Code B Duration: 1 year 8 months full time (5 semesters) Starting: January, May, September Students who perform well in the Master of Actuarial Science can opt to complete an additional semester to graduate with a Master of Actuarial Practice, allowing them to accelerate their career as an Actuary. This decision is made on an individual basis by the Faculty. Practice Subjects (4) Actuarial Control Cycle 1 Actuarial Control Cycle 2 Investments and Asset Modeling Actuarial Research Thesis 2016 Postgraduate Guide 21
20 MASTER OF BUSINESS CRICOS Course Code G Duration: 1 year 4 months full time (4 semesters). Students may seek approval to enrol in four subjects per semester (40 credit points) and complete their degree in 1 year. For further study schedule information refer to page 11. Starting: January, May, September PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES Graduates can use their highly developed planning, analytical and interpersonal skills to work in senior business positions. MASTER OF BUSINESS (PROFESSIONAL) CRICOS Course Code K ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree at a credit average from a recognised institution. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Master of Business provides students with a foundation in a variety of business practices, plus the ability to specialise in Finance, International Business or Marketing. Designed for recent graduates and professionals looking to change their career focus, the Master of Business provides a strong grounding for advancement in business. Duration: 1 year 4 months plus 20 weeks (92 weeks) Starting: January, May, September The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Business program with an additional 20-week Work Integrated Learning component. Work Integrated Learning is a 45 credit point subject designed to promote and support learning, personal development and professional practice. The subject focuses on developing self-analysis and reflective learning skills, and applying theoretical solutions for practical workplace problems. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Complete the following subjects: Accounting Principles Analysis and Application Behaviour in Organisations Economics for Business Managerial Finance Marketing Fundamentals Strategy OR Entrepreneurship Plus five subjects from the following streams: Finance International Business Marketing
21 MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) CRICOS Course Code D Duration: 1 year 4 months full time (4 semesters). Students may seek approval to enrol in four subjects per semester (40 credit points) and complete their degree in 1 year. For further study schedule information refer to page 11. Starting: January, May, September PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Ranked number one for student satisfaction in the latest Financial Review BOSS Rankings, the Bond MBA is built on the three pillars of leadership, global business and entrepreneurship. Designed by internationally renowned educators, the program features our unique three day orientation at the O Reilly s Rainforest Retreat, a range of flexible delivery options, and one of the most internationally diverse cohorts in Australia. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Bond s MBA program focuses on creating a cohort of students drawn from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The entry criteria are listed below: A quality undergraduate degree from a recognised institution Minimum three years professional work experience Detailed curriculum vitae documenting work experience Two references, one of which must be work related If you do not strictly meet the above entry requirements a GMAT (score 580) and an interview may be required. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Complete the following subjects: Accounting Principles Business Strategy Entrepreneurship and Innovation International Business Management Accounting and Strategy Managerial Economics Managerial Finance Managing People Marketing Management Statistical Methods for Business MBA Orientation You can choose to study full time, or you can study part time by choosing the following delivery options: Part-time options (Study one, two, three or four subjects per semester). Evening classes (choose selected classes during afterhours). Intensive classes (study selected classes over two Friday / Saturday / Sunday intensive weekends). PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES The MBA experience is designed to be transformational, both professionally and personally. Most graduates strike out into entrepreneurial ventures, move into new industries, or return to their previous industries at higher management levels. COMBINED DEGREES Some popular combined degrees for the MBA include: MBA / Master of Accounting MBA / Master of Finance MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (PROFESSIONAL) CRICOS Course Code F Duration: 1 year 4 months plus 20 weeks (92 weeks) Starting: January, May, September The professional program follows the same structure as the MBA program with an additional 20-week Work Integrated Learning component. Work Integrated Learning is a 45 credit point subject designed to promote and support learning, personal development and professional practice. The subject focuses on developing self-analysis and reflective learning skills, and applying theoretical solutions for practical workplace problems. Plus two postgraduate elective subjects. MBA SPECIALISATIONS You can add on specialisation to your MBA program by undertaking an additional semester of study in the following disciplines: Finance Marketing 2016 Postgraduate Guide 23
22 MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (EXECUTIVE) Duration: 13 months full time or 26 months part time (15 intensive mode subjects) Starting: April, August ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are several prerequisites for entry into the Executive MBA program: 1. Cover letter detailing your career goals, future ambitions and experience that you bring to the Executive MBA class cohort. 2. Curriculum Vitae documenting a minimum eight years work experience with a minimum of three years in management position/s. 3. Evidence of prior learning through either an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution, or other significant post-secondary learning (including professional learning). 4. An interview (by phone or in person) with the Executive MBA Director of nominee of the Executive MBA program. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Bond Executive MBA was ranked among the top three in Australia by the latest Financial Review BOSS Rankings. Offered exclusively to senior managers, the Executive MBA tackles management training at the highest level. The program is delivered in a series of one-week sessions spaced out over 13 or 26 months, allowing students to study with minimal interruption to work commitments. Students work with experienced colleagues under the tutelage of corporate consultants and renowned academics. A China study tour is incorporated to highlight the complexities of the global marketplace. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Students must complete the following core subjects: Self Insights, Teamwork and Strategic Thinking Leadership Skill Development Strategic Tools and Leadership Strategic People Management and Organisational Change Creating and Growing a Business Market Orientated Decision Making Financial Accounting and Analysis Managing Resources Markets and Organisations Valuation Cross Cultural Management Global Business Major Application Project Plus four of the following half-unit elective subjects: Corporate Governance Executive Negotiation Strategies Management Consulting Mergers and Takeovers Project Management Leadership Agility Social Media Strategic Marketing The Executive MBA is structured to accommodate senior managers who cannot afford to take time out for full-time study. On-campus classes are scheduled in a series of one and two-week in-residence sessions, spaced out over a 13-month period or extended over 26 months, allowing managers to utilise their allotted holiday and long service leave to earn senior level qualifications with minimum interruption to their work commitments.