Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2024 close 18 February 2024
Expand your professional toolkit and take a step towards your dream marketing career with Deakin’s new Graduate Certificate of Business (Marketing). Whether you’re looking for new skills to boost your current role or contemplating a career change, this course is the perfect introduction to the dynamic field of marketing.
Master the fundamentals of consumer behaviour and marketing management and develop in-demand practical skills that employers are looking for. Tailor the course to meet your individual career aspirations, with the opportunity to study a range of future-focused areas like MarTech, digital and social media marketing, design thinking, marketing analytics or sustainability for business.
Do you want to develop practical, in-demand marketing skills and grow your career?
Learn from experienced academics and teachers at the top of their fields, as well as guest lecturers from a wide range of industries who will use their career expertise to demonstrate how to apply theory in an organisational context.
You will have opportunities to network with like-minded professionals and build valuable connections in the industry. This course can be used as a pathway to enter the Master of Business (Marketing) and a step towards your ultimate career.Read More
- Award granted
- Graduate Certificate of Business (Marketing)
2024 course information
- Deakin code
- CRICOS code?
- 114321B Burwood (Melbourne)
- Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
- Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
- Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.
To complete the Graduate Certificate of Business (Marketing), students must attain a total of 4 credit points comprising of 2 credit points of core units, 2 credit points of course electives, plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, DAI001 Academic Integrity Module.
^MPT denotes Study Tour versionof the unit
Compulsory 0-credit point module
To be completed in the first trimester of study:-
Course elective units
Plus two credit points from the following units:
Intakes by location
The availability of a course varies across locations and intakes. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Check each intake for up-to-date information on when and where you can commence your studies.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
Additional course information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Mandatory student checks
Units which contain work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. These requirements will be detailed in unit guides upon enrolment.
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.
Units in this course may have participation requirements that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. More information available at Disability support services.
This course does not require students to complete compulsory work integrated learning units.
Selection is based on a holistic consideration of your academic merit, work experience, likelihood of success, availability of places, participation requirements, regulatory requirements, and individual circumstances. You will need to meet the minimum course entry requirements to be considered for selection, but this does not guarantee admission.
To be considered for admission to this degree you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:
- completion of a bachelor degree or higher in any discipline
- at least two years’ relevant work experience* (or part-time equivalent)
*Relevant work experience: relevant work experience is business experience either in a marketing role or in a position with business responsibilities in a marketing related field, such as communications, advertising, market research and/or sales.
English language proficiency requirements
To meet the English language proficiency requirements of this course, you will need to demonstrate at least one of the following:
- bachelor degree from a recognised English-speaking country
- IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6.0) or equivalent
- other evidence of English language proficiency (learn more about other ways to satisfy the requirements)
Not sure if you can get into Deakin postgraduate study? Postgraduate study doesn't have to be a balancing act; we provide flexible course entry and exit options based on your desired career outcomes and the time you're able to commit to your study.
Recognition of prior learning
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 Recognition of prior learning system which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The available fee places for this course are detailed above. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year as they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of prior learning.
One year full-time study load is typically represented by four credit points of study for Graduate Certificates. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together four credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.
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.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.
Applications for Trimester 1, 2024 are open. Create an account in the Deakin Application Portal, start your application, enter personal details, education experience, upload supporting documents and submit. Need help? Play this video, or contact one of our friendly future student advisers on 1800 693 888 or submit an online enquiry.
For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.
Further study options
M789 Master of Business (Marketing)
Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services and how we can help you further your career.
As a graduate of Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Business (Marketing) you may find employment in areas such as:
- marketing officer
- digital marketing officer
- social media officer
- brand manager
- content developer.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
|Graduate Learning Outcome||Course Learning Outcome|
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities||Evaluate and apply advanced concepts and theories relating to marketing and business management.|
|Communication||Apply effective communication skills in marketing and business contexts.|
|Digital literacy|| |
Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
|Critical thinking|| |
Apply critical analysis skills to the (business) marketing environment.
|Problem solving|| |
Create solutions to various marketing problems in real-world contexts and complex marketing applications.
|Self-management||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.|
|Teamwork||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.|
|Global citizenship||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.|