Graduate Diploma of Commerce
Course summary for local students
|Year||2015 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Commerce|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$23,700* - Full-fee paying place|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|CRICOS course code||062715G|
|Deakin course code||M616|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Further study
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.
Fees and charges
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.
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 2015, 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 2015 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.
Trimester 1 2015:
The course requires students to complete 8 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).
From trimester 2 2015:
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).
Trimester 1 2015:
Select 8 credit points of units from the full range of units available in M755 Master of Commerce .
From trimester 2 2015:
|MPM701||Business Process Management|
|MPM731||Business Communication for Managers|
|MPT781/MPE781||Economics for Managers #|
#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit
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
- A 3 year bachelor's degree or AQF equivalent
- A graduate certificate in a congnate area + 5 years minimum relevant work experience; or
-A master's degree
Applicants may be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning for appropriate units of completed postgraduate study.
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.
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.