Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Social Impact

If you’d love to be a top social innovator and manage organisations, programs and projects to achieve social impact and create meaningful social value, a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact will help you achieve your goals.

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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 Graduate Certificate in Social Impact is designed for senior, middle and emerging managers across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors who wish to enhance their leadership and management skills in the area of social impact.
The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact is designed for senior, middle and emerging managers across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors who wish to enhance their leadership and management skills in the area of social impact.
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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

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
(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.

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.

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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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.

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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

Designed to build the professional capacity of managers and executives across the corporate, government and third (not-for-profit) sectors, the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact teaches the critical leadership skills needed to manage organisations, businesses and social programs.

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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

This course will help you achieve social impact and create meaningful social value. The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact provides an introduction to evaluation and social impact assessment across various areas including corporate social responsibility; social innovation and social enterprise; social finance and philanthropy; social design and co-design; systems approaches to social change and social leadership.
Graduate Certificate in Social Impact

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
  • N/A. This course is offered in intensive study mode.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 40260
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Certificate in Social Impact
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
  • N/A. This course is offered in intensive study mode.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 40260
  • 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 Social Impact

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Course structure

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

You'll learn to

The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact teaches the critical leadership skills needed to manage organisations, businesses and social programs. It provides the knowledge base and skills across a broad range of unique areas including social impact measurement, assessment and evaluation; social innovation; social finance and impact investment; social business and social enterprise; philanthropy; social design and co-design; systems approaches to social change; social investment programs; social procurement; social leadership; social partnerships, collaboration and collective impact.

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.

Practical learning

Each unit in the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact includes a component and assessment which involves a practical and applied project with relevant industry partners and entails guest lectures from industry partners.

The course is taught with a strong grounding in industry partnerships with major not-for-profit organisations, social finance and philanthropic representatives, specialist social impact measurement personnel, social design practitioners, corporate social responsibility personnel, social businesses and social enterprises, and human service government departments.

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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.

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Why study this course

  • You'll gain an edge in applying for management positions in the social sector, the public sector and in the social impact and social impact areas of consulting and business. There are now an increasing number of specialist social impact analyst positions which require a specific skill set.
  • This course will provide the basis for a lifelong increase in your network of professional and business contacts in the social sector and provide an ongoing community of practice among the alumni.
  • You'll gain knowledge and a skill base that is unique and cannot be gained from other courses and is taught by academics with a strong theoretical knowledge but a grounding in practical action and a strong desire to make a difference through teaching.

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.

Application deadline

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

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.

Course Accreditation

UWA Business School has been awarded EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation for excellence in business and economics education. This is the leading business school accreditation in Europe and is highly valued by employers.

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