Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
Course summary for local students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Business Administration|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)*
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$16,000 - Full-fee paying place|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|CRICOS course code||020031E|
|Deakin course code||M501|
* Full time study is offered in Trimesters 1 and 2 only
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Further study
- Key dates
The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration course covers a range of topics relating to aspects of organisational management and the development of core capabilities crucial to business leadership.
It can help you to improve your business skills, perform your current job more effectively and expand you career options.
This course allows articulation into the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and combined MBA courses.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.
The annual fee displayed for this course is based on 0.5 EFTSL.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.
The current Federal Government has proposed a number of major reforms for the higher education sector (see the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014), including fee deregulation in respect of domestic student fees. This legislation may be reintroduced to the parliament in the latter half of 2015 and if passed, will impact on the CSP and FFP course fees applicable in 2016.
* Therefore, the indicative annual course fee shown is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The 2016 CSP and FFP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search. Should a change in Government policy affect the cost of units offered, the website will be updated as soon as possible.
Full fee paying (FFP)
A full fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course.
Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Fee information for all domestic students
The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org au for more information about 2016 fees.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or FFP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Business Administration will help you progress your career in all areas of business from administration to business strategy. As a graduate you may find employment in areas such as financial planning, corporate governance, human resource management, marketing and a range of other areas.
To satisfy the requirements of the Graduate Certificate students must complete 4 credit points which includes three core units worth 1 credit point each and one elective unit worth 1 credit point.
|MPR751/MPA751||Financial Reporting and Analysis *|
|MPR721/MPM721||People Management *|
|MPT732/MPK732||Marketing Management ^|
^ MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit
* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit
Students may select any 1 credit point postgraduate unit.
Course Learning Outcomes
|Graduate Learning Outcome||Course Learning Outcome|
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities||Interpret fundamental and complex organisational issues by applying business theories and concepts to existing professional knowledge and experience.|
|Communication||Demonstrate advanced skills in communicating to a range of business audiences.|
|Digital literacy||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.|
|Critical thinking||Critically analyse complex business ideas and theories.|
|Problem solving||Apply problem solving skills to analyse, develop and recommend solutions for complex business issues.|
|Self-management||Work and learn independently and take responsibility for personal actions.|
|Teamwork||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.|
|Global citizenship||Demonstrate understanding of global business issues.|
|Approved by Faculty Board October 2014.|
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Minimum entry requirements:
- Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 years relevant work experience
- Graduate Certificate in a related discipline and 5 years relevant work experience
- Masters degree in any discipline and 3 years relevant work experience
- 5 years of managerial or professional work experience
Applicants may be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning for appropriate units of completed postgraduate study.
All applicants must provide the following with their application:
- current CV
- current contact details of two referees who can be contacted concerning your work experience
- a one page brief outlining why you believe that your work experience would be valued by your MBA peers
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
Further studyM601 Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
M701 Master of Business Administration