Graduate Certificate of Commerce

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Commerce
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code059821J
Deakin course codeM516

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Commerce allows applicants without an undergraduate degree or equivalent to have access to the Master of Commerce via the Graduate Certificate. The full range of units offered in the Master of Commerce is available in the Graduate Certificate.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

Develop and synthesise a brief base of critical commerce knowledge and apply this in contemporary business contexts.


Demonstrate business communication techniques to convey complex commerce concepts and proposals.

Digital Literacy

Apply appropriate digital technologies to find, use, manage and disseminate complex commerce knowledge and ideas.

Critical thinking

Critically analyse a range of complex business related information to make informed business decisions and to provide informed recommendations and courses of action.

Problem Solving

Conceptualise, construct and recommend solutions to real world and ill-defined problems faced by decision-makers in a business environment.


Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.


Work with and learn with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

Global Citizenship

Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.

Approved by Faculty Board October 2014

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicable$13,000$16,500

The rates shown are based on 0.5 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 4 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 0.5 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The course requires students to complete 3 credit points of core units and 1 credit point of elective units.

Course structure

Core units:


MPM701Business Process Management

MPM731Business Communication for Managers

Elective units:

Select one unit from:

MAA763Governance and Fraud

MIS770Analytical Skills Foundations

MMH733Ethics for Managers

MPF753/MPT753Finance #

MPK704Sustainable Environmental Marketing

MPM732Critical Thinking for Managers

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers #

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for prior learning into the Graduate Certificate of Commerce may be granted to students who have successfully completed appropriate postgraduate studies. There are negotiated credit for prior learning arrangements in place for CPA members.