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Graduate Certificate in Business
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.
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.
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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.
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If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.
(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;
(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
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.
This course is subsidised by the Australian Government as a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).
About the course
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Part-time only
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- 12 hours per week per unit (a mix of online content through videos, plus other media, activities and assessments)
- This course is not available to international student visa holders
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
- Get a great grounding in broad business principles, developing a range of skills.
- It’s an entry pathway into master’s-level postgraduate study.
- Flexible delivery modes suit a wide variety of circumstances.
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.
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.
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- 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 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.
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