Graduate Diploma of Commerce

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Commerce
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

2016: November (Trimester 3)

2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017$27,000 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
CRICOS course code062715G
Deakin course code M616

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Gain real-world business expertise that you can apply to a range of careers or to the management of your own business. Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Commerce will give you a foundation in commerce and business theories with opportunities to put them into practice through hands-on industry experience.

The Graduate Diploma of Commerce builds on an undergraduate qualification in any discipline. This one-year program is designed to give you advanced knowledge of the key business disciplines, which can then be applied to business-related careers across any field.

On completion of the Graduate Diploma of Commerce you may progress to Deakin’s Master of Commerce.

Fees and charges

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

  • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
  • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

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.

Communication

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.

Self-management

Demonstrate independent study and learning the field of commerce.

Teamwork

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

 

Course rules

To complete the Graduate Diploma of Commerce, students must attain a total of 8 credit points, consisting of 5 credit points of core units and 3 credit points of elective units.  Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Electives may be selected 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

MPA701Accounting

MPF753Finance

MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^

MPM731Business Communication for Managers

MPE781Economics for Managers

^MPM701A is a Start Anytime unit.

Elective units

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

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

or

 - Masters degree in any discipline

or

 - Graduate certificate in related discipline and 5 years relevant work experience

 

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 and how to apply for credit.

How to apply

Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.

For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Further study

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.

Workload

As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.