Graduate Diploma of Commerce

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Commerce
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code062715G
Deakin course codeM616

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Commerce builds on an undergraduate qualification in any discipline. It is suitable for graduates in diverse fields (eg, Arts, Science, Nursing or Education) who wish to prepare themselves for a professional career by gaining an understanding of the key business disciplines. 

The Graduate Diploma of Commerce allows applicants to undertake the full range of units offered in the Master of Commerce within the Graduate Diploma.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of a contemporary body of commerce and business theories and their application.


Apply appropriate communication skills within the context of commerce and business.

Digital Literacy

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

Critical thinking

Critically analyse a range of 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.


Demonstrate independent study and learning the field of commerce.


Work with and learn from others from different business 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$26,000$33,000

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 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 5 credit points of core units and 3 credit points from the full range of units available in the Master of Commerce (see M755 Master of Commerce entry for list of units available).

Course structure

Core units:


MPF753/MPT753Finance #

MPM701Business Process Management

MPM731Business Communication for Managers

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers #

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

Elective units:

Select 3 credit points of units from the full range of units available in M755 Master of Commerce.

Advanced Standing/Credit for Prior Study

Credit for prior learning into the Graduate Diploma 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.