English language requirements
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
There are currently no intakes for this course.
Explore and challenge the concepts of entrepreneurship, enterprise, innovation and leadership. Gain a deeper sense of your own potential to utilise an entrepreneurial mind-set to support your career development, personal goals and aspirations.
While entrepreneurship is closely linked with the start-up process, risk and venture creation, this degree is about entrepreneurialism - focusing on the spirit or intention to behave in an enterprising or entrepreneurial way. This may involve starting a new business or venture, but also includes an all-encompassing view of how an enterprising mind-set and skillset can be useful in employment or as an active social citizen.
Share your knowledge and become part of a global community that will encourage you to challenge your understanding of the concepts of enterprise and entrepreneurship.Read More
- Award granted
- Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship
2023 course information
- Deakin code
- 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 Entrepreneurship, students must attain a total of 4 credit points comprising 2 credit points of core units offered by Deakin University and 2 credit points of core units offered by Coventry University, plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, MAI010 Academic Integrity Module.
Compulsory 0-credit point module
To be completed in the first trimester of study:-
Campuses by intake
This course is delivered in partnership with Coventry University and therefore aligns with the UK academic calendar with three intake periods per year.
Mandatory student checks
Coventry University’s ‘Disclosure of Criminal Convictions Policy and Procedure’ applies to all applicants who accept the offer of a place.
There is an expectation that the students will undertake at least 150 hours of learning and assessment activities (this time includes activity within FutureLearn as well as independent study/research/etc.) per Deakin credit point.
This course does not require students to complete compulsory work integrated learning units.
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Minimum admission criteria:
- Bachelor Degree or higher, or
- two years relevant work experience, or
- evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Recognition of prior learning
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
Estimated fee rate: Fee information for 2023 is currently unavailable.
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 international student fees.
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.
It is planned that the course will attract students from a wide cultural and discipline base, who will be able to share their knowledge and be part of a global community. The fundamental aim of the course is encourage students to develop their understanding of the concept and practice of enterprise and entrepreneurship. In so doing students will gain a deeper sense of their own entrepreneurial potential and be able to utilise this understanding to support their career and personal goals and aspirations. Given this, students who have completed the Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship are expected to utilize these skills within organisations by acting as intrapreneurs.
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 accepted practices and norms using a range of tools and approaches to create change and drive entrepreneurial outcomes|
|Communication||Apply practical knowledge and skills of entrepreneurship to communicate and effect transformational change|
|Digital literacy||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award|
|Critical thinking||Analyse organisational complexities through multiple perspectives and cultures to demonstrate entrepreneurial insight and analyse and use transdisciplinary perspectives for value creation and positive social impact|
|Problem solving||Apply the characteristics of entrepreneurial mindset to practice|
|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|