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

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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.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
24
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

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—
(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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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

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

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.

DollarThis course is subsidised by the Australian Government as a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).

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
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
CRICOS code
  • 422601
Graduate Certificate in Commerce (Online)
Status
  • Available
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
CRICOS code
  • 422601
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year
TISC Codes

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. Gain foundational knowledge in broad business principles and harness a range of industry-required skills.
  2. This course is an entry pathway into master’s-level postgraduate study.
  3. Flexible delivery modes suit a wide variety of individual circumstances.

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.

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.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN COMMERCE (ONLINE)

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

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