The Graduate Certificate in Commerce is designed for professionals who are looking to upskill in a range of business areas in under a year.

 

Faculty
UNSW Business School
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended), Fully online
Award
Graduate Certificate in Commerce
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
0.7 - 0.7 Year(s)

The Graduate Certificate in Commerce is designed for professionals who are looking to upskill in a range of business areas. An undergraduate degree is not required to undertake this program.

This program also offers a pathway into the Master of Commerce. You can select courses to meet your professional development needs or interests and you'll gain exposure to contemporary business thinking applications

Why study at UNSW?

When you study with UNSW you'll be studying at a global top 50 university that is recognised in Australia and abroad for teaching and research excellence.

By taking this program, you can gain knowledge and insights that suit your professional development needs in a short period of time.

Who should choose this Graduate Certificate?

This program has been designed for professionals who wish to upskill in a particular area including business analytics, finance, marketing and human resource management. Students who do not hold an undergraduate degree but have five or more years of relevant work experience are encouraged to apply for this degree. 

 

Program Code
7355
CRICOS Code
055630D
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
24
Indicative Enrolments
36

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Category A
A recognised undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification), as determined by UNSW Business School with an average grade of 60% or greater.

OR

Category B 
5 years relevant work experience: for example, clerical or administrative work in a commercial, not-for-profit or public service organisation, supervisory or management, banking, finance or marketing experience or other business-related positions.

Application Requirements if applying under Category B

  1. Resume (up to 4 pages) detailing competencies and achievements.
  2. Evidence of most recent employment status
  3. Supporting statement responding to the following question:  In no more than 500 words outline why you would like to study the Graduate Certificate at UNSW Business School, and which specialisation you are interested in pursuing to meet your career aspirations.

English language requirements​

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Category A
A recognised undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification), as determined by UNSW Business School with an average grade of 60% or greater.

OR

Category B 
5 years relevant work experience: for example, clerical or administrative work in a commercial, not-for-profit or public service organisation, supervisory or management, banking, finance or marketing experience or other business-related positions.

Application Requirements if applying under Category B

  1. Resume (up to 4 pages) detailing competencies and achievements.
  2. Evidence of most recent employment status
  3. Supporting statement responding to the following question:  In no more than 500 words outline why you would like to study the Graduate Certificate at UNSW Business School, and which specialisation you are interested in pursuing to meet your career aspirations.

Note: Applicants from non-211 universities in China wishing to study Postgraduate Coursework in the UNSW Business School, must achieve a minimum overall average of 88 in their current university’s grading system. This is equivalent to an 85% Australian scaled average using the calculator.

English language requirements​

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

To meet your career or study goals, you’ll be able to select four courses from a variety of business topics. Gain exposure to business thinking, principles and their application from areas such as accounting, analytics, finance, international business, human resource management, marketing or risk management. See the degree Graduate Certificate in Commerce Handbook for more detailed information.

This flexible course selection offers two outcomes for your study. You’ll gain a contemporary understanding of a preferred business topic, or a broad understanding of key business practices and theories such as project management or human resource management. If you’re interested in further study, your courses are transferrable to the Master of Commerce (subject to meeting entry requirements).

The skills and insights gained from your Graduate Certificate in Commerce can have an immediate positive effect on your career. Your education is shaped by industry leaders and world class academics – experts who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today - and your potential professional network extends to more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide.

The Business School offers students a suite of professional development with Career Accelerator industry networking and mentoring opportunities.

Potential careers

  • Business Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Customer Experience Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Digital Innovation Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Technology Developer
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • Investment Banker
  • Marketing Analyst
  • People and Culture Specialist
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Strategist
  • Venture Capitalist

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Ready to apply?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$17,640*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$17,640*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$24,120*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$24,620*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

 

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