Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Do you want to start-up a new venture, enhance your own business or commercialise ideas?

Contact us

Address

Hackett Entrance No 4 Carpark No 9 or 41 off Hackett Drive The University of Western Australia (M252) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 4999

Frequently asked questions

Events you may be interested in

Show more events

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

This course is especially useful for managers and owners of small to medium businesses who wish to acquire skills and knowledge in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation.
This course is especially useful for managers and owners of small to medium businesses who wish to acquire skills and knowledge in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation graduates can articulate into the UWA MBA Flexible program
Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation graduates can articulate into the UWA MBA Flexible program

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
$19,250.00
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

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.

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.

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
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
and
(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.

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.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA.
COURSE ENTRY

Application requirements

Applicants should submit their application online with the following documentation. High-quality colour scans of original documents are to be uploaded into the application portal prior to assessment.

• Original proof of citizenship (one of the following): 
     o passport (and visa if necessary)
     o birth certificate 
     o Australian Citizenship certificate
 Original academic transcripts (unless previously from UWA)
• 
Proof of English language competency
• A personal statement
• A current curriculum vitae (CV) outlining your professional work experience
• Two referee names and contact details

Note: Hard-copy original transcripts and degree certificates from previous studies may be requested at any time as part of the process of verifying the authenticity of any documents provided with an application. Read more here about uploading scanned documents.

If you need assistance with the application process, please contact our Future Students Team.

COURSE ENTRY

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

DollarThis course is now subsidised by the Australian Government as a Commonwealth supported place (CSP). Find out how much you can save with a CSP place.

COVID-19 update

Our MBA suite of programs is running remotely. If you have any queries, please contact our Professional Programs Adviser on 131 UWA / future-mba-business@uwa.edu.au

About the course

A specialist postgraduate business qualification that confers expertise in entrepreneurship and innovation.
Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Trimester 1, 2, 3, 2020 [Delivered online for Tri 1 and 2]
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 3 hours per week per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41230
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Trimester 1, 2, 3, 2020 [Delivered online for Tri 1 and 2]
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 3 hours per week per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41230
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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. Analyse your own entrepreneurial capacities.
  2. Learn the importance of small business, innovation and enterprise to the global economy and  applied benchmarking of small-business performance using diagnostic assessments.
  3. Discover the process of new-product development and commercialisation via interactive workshops.
 

Application deadline

For Trimester 3 2020 entry, applications open Monday 25 February 2019 and close 16 August 2020.

Pathway to the MBA

This Graduate Certificate is a pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Flexible program.

Graduates who meet the Weighted Average Mark requirements can articulate into the MBA. Points completed for the Graduate Certificate will be fully credited towards the MBA.

UWA MBA graduates earn  highest salaries nationally

According to MBA News, graduates of the UWA MBA program earn the highest salaries in the country after completing their MBA - $198,982 per annum only three months after completing their course. The average graduate age is 34.

RANKINGS

Our postgraduates earn more

No. 1 in WA for median starting salary in Business and Management (QILT 2019)
RANKINGS
STUDY YOUR WAY

Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

STUDY YOUR WAY

You'll learn to

  • understand the practice of entrepreneurship and innovation within companies.
  • identify the challenges and process through which innovation is managed within organisations.
  • work closely with organisations wishing to increase their capability in the areas of entrepreneurship (and intrapreneurship) and the management of innovation.
  • apply the relevant management research pertaining to the study of entrepreneurship and innovation.
 

Practical learning

There are opportunities within the program to work directly with companies seeking to enhance their capabilities in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, specifically, through companies engaging directly with MBAs taking the Management of Technology and Innovation and Small Business Management units.

Within the MBA units there are company-related project opportunities with numerous high-growth Perth-based organisations, including start-ups and not-for-profits.

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.

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.

Business School

UWA's Business School offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses aimed at inspiring students to become the innovative world leaders of tomorrow.
VIDEO

Why study postgrad?

Why study PG