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Graduate Certificate in Commerce

Join Australia’s #1 Business School
Level up your business knowledge when you enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Commerce. In under one year, you’ll match your ambitions with your professional development and become more employable not just in Australia, but globally. Gain exposure to the UNSW professional network and see the positive impact on your career.
Commencing Terms
Term 1, 2 & 3
Duration
0.7 - 0.7 Year(s)
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended), Online
Campus
Kensington
Codes
Program code 7355
CRICOS code 055630D
Entry Requirements
View all admission criteria
Fees
2024 Indicative first year full fee
$19,000*
2024 Indicative full fee to complete degree
$19,000*
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Overview

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?

UNSW Business School is ranked the #1 business school in Australia by AFR BOSS*. That means our business education leads the way in career impact, quality and reputation. 

This program will give you the business knowledge and insights to match your professional development ambitions,  in a short period of time.

*AFR BOSS 2022 Best Business School Rankings

 

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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Entry requirements

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:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

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:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Program structure

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).

Future careers

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

How to apply

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 start your application?

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.

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Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$19,000*
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$19,000*

*Fees are subject to annual review (or when required) by the University and may vary accordingly.

Indicative fees are a guide only and have been calculated based on the typical enrolment patterns of students undertaking the program. The indicative fees listed here is an estimate for tuition only and excludes non-tuition fees and charges. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year of enrolment, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (48 units of credit (UOC) per year).

You should not rely on indicative fees as fee increases are assessed when required and may exceed the indicative figures listed here. Actual fees are calculated on enrolment. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
$28,000*
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$28,000*

*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 here.

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.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


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