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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Retail Management|
Melbourne Burwood Campus, Off campus
1 year part time
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$22,220/0.5 EFTSL-$11110* - Full-fee paying place|
Postgraduate Student Administration
|Deakin course code||M544|
Please note that this course is not offered in Trimester 3.
The Graduate Certificate of Retail Management has been developed for those currently working in the retail sector wishing to develop specialist skills and knowledge to enhance their professional experience. It will enhance understanding of key contemporary principles and practices, and the developing role of performance knowledge skills. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of key issues in retail management, including retail systems, ownership, distribution and supply, customer relations, consumer behaviour, merchandise operations, marketing, branding, and financial considerations.
The aim of the Graduate Certificate of Retail Management is to broaden knowledge and understanding of retail management by considering it in a number of contexts, including the Australian retail sector and international retail markets, while exploring global issues such as economic and environmental sustainability, along with social and cultural matters.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is 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.
This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2013, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, 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 2013 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
The Graduate Certificate of Retail Management develops within students a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices essential for a successful career in the dynamic and rapidly-evolving retail industry. The sector has recently experienced a critical skills shortage in key disciplines like merchandise management, category management, buying planning and shopper marketing and the Graduate Certificate of Retail Management provides a solid and competitive foundation from which to succeed in these challenging and rewarding professions.
Diverse retail career opportunities also exist in areas like store development, store management, HR, marketing, property, supply chain, CRM and business consulting both nationally and internationally. For qualified and competent students of retailing in these fields, career advancement can be rapid and the remuneration excellent.
The retail industry is increasingly recognising the need for qualified managers and executives and possessing a formal academic qualification in retail will help students capitalise upon their full potential as a true retail professional in a wide variety of roles and organisations.
The Graduate Certificate of Retail Management requires completion of 4 credit points comprising 3 credit points of core units and a 1 credit point elective unit.
|MPR732/MPK732||Marketing Management *|
|MPT732||Marketing Management ^|
Plus 1 credit point selected from:
|MPR751/MPA751||Financial Reporting and Analysis *|
|MPK711||Strategic Customer Service|
|MPK712||Advertising and Consumer Behaviour|
|MPM701||Business Process Management|
|MPM715||Management and Organisational Consulting|
|MPR721/MPM721||Organisational Behaviour *|
|MPT722/MPM722||Human Resource Management ^|
|MPR722||Human Resource Management (Residential) *|
|MSC753||eBusiness and Supply Chain Management|
* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit
^ MPT code denotes tour version of the unit
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 Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
Applicants must have a three-year bachelors degree plus two years of relevant professional experience, or a masters degree in a business field, or demonstrate at least seven years of relevant professional experience.
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.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. 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.