Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Commerce (Online)

Take your career to the next level with a postgraduate qualification in Commerce.

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Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

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 (Online) 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 (Online) 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. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

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

Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2020
$16,050.00
Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

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

Course Credit Points
24
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

Industry partner discount

This course is eligible for an industry partner discount, giving industry professionals a 10% tuition fee discount to support postgraduate study at UWA.

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—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and either:
(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.

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.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

About the course

The online 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, and is delivered completely online.
Graduate Certificate in Commerce (Online)

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 hours per week per unit (a mix of online content through videos, plus other media, activities and assessments)
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42260
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Certificate in Commerce (Online)
Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 hours per week per unit (a mix of online content through videos, plus other media, activities and assessments)
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42260
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Why study this course

  1. Get a great grounding in broad business principles, developing a range of skills.
  2. It’s an entry pathway into master’s-level postgraduate study.
  3. Flexible delivery modes suit a wide variety of circumstances.
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Graduate outcomes

Students of this course study the foundation of business to develop knowledge and skills vital for the management of core business functions.

Students of the Graduate Certificate in Commerce (Online) will be able 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.

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Commerce (Online) will apply their knowledge to plan and manage the coordination of resources within and across business functions; effectively participate in and contribute to business projects; and to analyse and solve business problems as they arise.

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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.

Industry partner discount

This course is eligible for an industry partner discount, giving industry professionals a 10% tuition fee discount to support postgraduate study at UWA.

You'll learn

  • 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.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN COMMERCE (ONLINE)

Who should do 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 Master's-level course and wanting take take the first step.
  • Interstate students wishing to gain a qualification from a Go8 university.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN COMMERCE (ONLINE)

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