Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (T3 2021)

Postgraduate coursework

A Graduate Certificate of Business Administration gives you the opportunity to focus your studies on organisational management and leadership. Learn more.

This is the Trimester 3, 2021 version of this course.

The Trimester 3 teaching period starts from 8 November 2021.

Applications for this course close 24 October 2021.

Key facts

Duration

0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 3 2021 close 24 October 2021

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

Improve your business skills, perform your current job more effectively and expand you career options.

The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration covers topics relating to organisational management, teaches you how to be a more effective business leader and expands your career options.

On successful completion of this course, students may enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and combined MBA courses.

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Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration, students must attain a total of 4 credit points, consisting of 3 credit points of core units, completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, MAI010 Academic Integrity Module and 1 credit point elective unit.

Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

 

3

Core units

1

Elective unit

4

Total units

Core units

 

  • Strategy and Value Creation #
  • Financial Decision Making #
  • The Economic Environment ^
  • ^ MBT code denotes study tour version of the unit

    #MBR code denotes residential version of the unit

    Compulsory 0-credit point module

    To be completed in the first trimester of study:-

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Elective units

    Students may select any 1 credit point postgraduate unit.

    Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
    Year

    2021 course information

    Deakin code
    M501
    CRICOS code?
    020031E Burwood (Melbourne)
    Level
    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.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 3* - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

      * Full time study is not available in Trimester 3

    * Full time study is not available in Trimester 3

     

    Additional course information

    Mandatory student checks
    Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. Refer to the relevant unit guide.

    Course duration
    - additional 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.

    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.

    Participation requirements

    Units in this course may have participation requirements that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.

    Placement can occur at any time, including during the standard holiday breaks listed here: https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/key-dates.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Work experience

    This course does not require students to complete compulsory work integrated learning units.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Minimum admission criteria:

    • Bachelor degree in any discipline and two years relevant work experience,* or
    • three years of relevant work experience*

    *Must be in a managerial or professional role with evidence of leading teams, including either direct or indirect reports as a supervisor or manager.

    Applicants must demonstrate decision making responsibility in a range of areas including budgetary oversight, staffing and management, involvement in strategy and planning development and operational implementation or other relevant professional experience at senior management, executive or company director level. We welcome candidates with an entrepreneurial background, those with experience in implementing innovation in organisations, as well as small or medium businesses.

    All applicants must provide the following with their application:

    • current CV,
    • current contact details of two referees who can be contacted concerning your work experience,
    • a one page brief outlining why you believe that your work experience would be valued by your MBA peers.

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a range of Admission categories.

    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

    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

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking this course.  

    Full-fee paying

    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.

    Job-ready Graduates package short courses 2021 

    Estimated tuition fee (CSP): Fee information is available via the fee estimator.

    The Australian Government's Job-ready Graduates package provided a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for this course in 2021.

    A CSP is a place in a course where Deakin receives some funding from the Australian Government. This means you'll only need to contribute part of the cost of your course – this is referred to as the 'student contribution'. In addition, if you meet the eligibility criteria and would prefer to defer your student contribution, you can apply for HECS-HELP. HECS-HELP provides you with a loan to cover your student contribution. 

    Scholarship 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.

    Search or browse through our scholarships

    Postgraduate bursary

    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.

    Learn more about the 10% Deakin alumni discount

    Apply now

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Deakin Application Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Need more information on how to apply?

    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.

    Entry pathways

    This course provides a pathway into: Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (M601)
    Master of Business Administration (M701)

    Further study options

    M601 Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
    M701 Master of Business Administration

    Contact information

    Prospective students:
    Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
    1800 693 888
    myfuture@deakin.edu.au

    Current students:
    Student Services Network
    61 3 9244 6555
    buslaw@deakin.edu.au

    Careers

    Career outcomes

    Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Business Administration will help you progress your career in all areas of business from administration to business strategy. As a graduate you may find employment in areas such as financial planning, corporate governance, human resource management, marketing and a range of other areas

    Professional recognition

    Deakin Business School is in the top 1% of business schools globally by holding both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations. These prestigious accreditations are awarded to business schools that meet strict standards of quality, academic and professional excellence, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing improvement and innovation in their courses, ensuring our graduates are employable worldwide

    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

    Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental business principles and concepts and integrate own business expertise to develop insights into complex, contemporary business issues and apply this to address emerging global business trends and challenges

    Communication Demonstrate high level communication skills to articulate a range of business concepts and their application
    Digital literacy

    Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award

    Critical thinking Critically analyse and evaluate business data and information, complex ideas and theories and their application in an organisational environment.
    Problem solving

    Apply problem solving skills to analyse, develop and recommend solutions for complex business issues.

    Self-management

    Work and learn independently and take responsibility for personal actions

    Teamwork

    Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award

    Global citizenship

    Demonstrate understanding of global business issues and social and cultural contexts that influence them