The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact builds the professional capacity of managers and entrepreneurs across multiple sectors.

 

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

The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact focuses on building the professional capacity of social managers and entrepreneurs across the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors.

You'll build skills and knowledge in social entrepreneurship, innovation, investment and governance, enhancing your understanding of the dynamics of the social economy. This program teaches you how business, social enterprise, government, foundations and community organisations can work together.

If you're seeking a leadership career in social enterprises and want to enhance your capacity to create social and environmental value through leadership of not-for-profit organisations, this program will suit you. It's also ideal for anyone aspiring to executive positions in companies committed to social benefit and meeting corporate responsibilities through their products and practices.

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.

You can study for this program online or face-to-face, offering flexibility for professionals and accessibility for those living in regional areas.

Who should choose this Graduate Certificate?

This program is perfect for professionals in the not-for-profit sector, or in social enterprise roles in the corporate sector, who wish to develop and broaden their social impact skills.

 

Program Code
7357
CRICOS Code
0100131
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
24
Indicative Enrolments
64

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  • Recognised Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator and a minimum of 2 year's work experience
  • Or, Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in government, corporate or not-for-profit sector.  
  • Students must provide a detailed resume (outlining relevant competencies and achievements) and evidence of other academic and professional qualifications.

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.

  • Recognised Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator and a minimum of 2 year's work experience
  • Or, Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in government, corporate or not-for-profit sector.  
  • Students must provide a detailed resume (outlining relevant competencies and achievements) and evidence of other academic and professional qualifications.

Pathway programs

UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more.

 

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 English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do 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.

The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact courses focus on creating social and environmental value through leadership. Managers and entrepreneurs across corporate, government and for-purpose sectors will learn to operate in a changing cross-sector social landscape, a dynamic market that is also directed at social innovation. Visit the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact Handbook for detailed information.

The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact is ideal for professionals who wish to obtain a fundamental grounding and progress their careers and organisations toward a better future for all.

The skills and insights gained from this Graduate Certificate  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.

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

Potential careers

  • Executive Roles in Not-for-Profit and Community Organisations
  • Public Sector Managers and Leaders 
  • Social Policy Managers in Corporate Sector 
  • Social Entrepreneurs 
  • Foundation Executives and Managers
  • Social Business Executives and Administrators
  • Corporate Community Engagement Executives and Professionals 
  • Social and Ethical Investment Professionals 

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.

Scholarships

Our scholarships help you achieve your potential and enhance the experience of individuals who might otherwise struggle financially to maintain a place at university. The scholarships reward excellence, and encourage international mobility, diversity and equity.


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