Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Commerce

Pursue a career in business.

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Explore the career opportunities available to you.

Career Pathways

The broad nature of this course ensures you will be able to pursue a range of careers in the business world in virtually any organisation. Graduates are employed in both public and private sectors. 
The broad nature of this course ensures you will be able to pursue a range of careers in the business world in virtually any organisation. Graduates are employed in both public and private sectors. 

Further Study

If you complete the Graduate Certificate in Commerce with a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent, you can choose to continue into the Master of Commerce. This means you can study an additional 12 units and graduate with a Master of Commerce.
If you complete the Graduate Certificate in Commerce with a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent, you can choose to continue into the Master of Commerce. This means you can study an additional 12 units and graduate with a Master of Commerce.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Full Fee Paying (FFP) & Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points. (Courses may teach up to 72 points in a year)

 

FFP
For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator select 'Postgraduate Coursework Fee-Paying' and chose your course to see the annual and total course fees.

CSP
For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator select 'Postgraduate Coursework Commonwealth-Supported' and chose ‘I want to price my units’.

Course Credit Points
24
Average Annual Fee (CSP only) - 2022
$8,825.24
Typical Fee Range (CSP only) - 2022
$3,985.00 - $14,630.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(1)(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
or
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2) Significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
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English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
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How to apply

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Course details

Postgraduate study in Commerce is ideal if you’re seeking further business expertise and to boost employment opportunities. Our world-class academics and leading industry partners will ensure you are exposed to the latest theory and practice. 

The Graduate Certificate in Commerce comprises four units in accounting, economics, management and marketing. This is a standalone qualification, and can also serve as an entry point into the Master of Commerce. This course is ideal for graduates who do not hold an undergraduate degree in business.

DollarThis course is subsidised for Australian residents through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Visit our fee calculator for CSP rates and an estimate on your course fees.

About the course

The Graduate Certificate in Commerce comprises four units in accounting, economics, management and marketing. This is a standalone qualification, and can also serve as an entry point into the Master of Commerce. The course is ideal for graduates who do not hold an undergraduate degree in business.
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Why study this course?

  1. Gain foundational knowledge of the broad business principles.
  2. Develop a range of industry-required skills.
  3. This Graduate Certificate is an entry pathway into postgraduate study.
  4. This course offers flexible delivery modes to suit a wide variety of individual circumstances.
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Graduate Certificate in Commerce

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 hours per week per unit (comprising 3 hours of contact time and 9 hours of individual study time)
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41280
CRICOS code
  • 089265F
Graduate Certificate in Commerce
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 hours per week per unit (comprising 3 hours of contact time and 9 hours of individual study time)
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41280
CRICOS code
  • 089265F
Full time/part time duration
  • 6 months, 1 year part-time (online part-time only)
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Commerce

You'll learn to

  • critically analyse and synthesise knowledge across the core functions of business.
  • communicate clearly, effectively, and appropriately with managers and personnel of specialist business functions.
  • apply your knowledge to plan and manage the coordination of resources within and across business functions.
  • effectively participate in and contribute to business projects.
  • analyse and solve business problems as they arise.
 
Who you’ll be taught by

Dr Andrew Williams, Director of Education

Who you’ll be taught by
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Who should study this course?

This course is ideal for:

  • Local students with flexible learning requirements. For example: work, family commitments, or self-employed.
  • Recent graduates contemplating a Masters-level course and wanting to take the first step.
  • Interstate students hoping to gain a qualification from a Go8 university.
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Explainer: the difference between graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and master's degrees

Postgraduate students in classroom

Graduate certificate versus graduate diploma? Graduate diploma versus master's? Here's how to choose which postgraduate course type is right for you, depending on what your intended goals might be.

Accreditation

     

The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.