Graduate Certificate in Business

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Business at UNE?

This course provides students with the opportunity to enhance or develop their competencies in key multidisciplinary business content areas including accounting, economics, finance, human resource management, management and marketing. It is designed for students who want to enhance their business skills and employment opportunities and can be tailored to suit individual work and career goals.

Career Opportunities

This course will equip graduates with a broad range of key business principles and skills that can be applied in a range of government, private and the non-profit sectors across a range of industries, including in fields related to accounting, agribusiness, business analytics, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management or marketing.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

1 Trimester Full-time
Up to 2 years Part-time

FEES

Full Fee

2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 3, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation GradCertBus
Course Type Postgraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • 1 Trimester Full-time
  • Up to 2 years Part-time
Fees Full Fee
Total Credit Points 24
How to Apply

All domestic students apply directly to UNE

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Entry Requirements

A candidate shall:

(a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification or above in a non-relevant discipline and at least two years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience*; or

(b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification or above in a relevant discipline** and at least two years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience*; or

(c) hold an approved AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma in a relevant discipline** from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation and have at least four years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience*; or

(d) hold an approved AQF Level 5 Diploma in a relevant discipline** from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation and have at least six years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience*; or

(e) have at least five years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience; and

(f) all applicants must submit a referees report from an employer or senior colleague (on company letterhead), and a resume.

*Relevant professional experience refers to a position of responsibility in any organisational or industry context.

**Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to, Business, Management, Leadership, Human Resources Management, Economics, Finance and Accounting.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rules (a) and (e) are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

The maximum advanced standing granted shall be for units counting 12 credit points which were not part of the degree on which admission was based. This may include up to 6 credit points on the basis of completed formal professional development or training.

Candidates admitted under Rules (b) and (c) shall be granted a maximum of 12 credit points of Block Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature.

Candidates admitted under Rule (d) shall be granted a maximum of 6 credit points of Block Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature. Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing. The maximum additional Advanced Standing shall be for units counting 6 credit points which were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

The maximum Advanced Standing shall be for units counting 12 credit points which are deemed to be equivalent to units offered by UNE and approved for the course and were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

Professional Recognition: Candidates who have completed formal professional development/training in their workplace may be eligible for Advanced Standing subject to approval from the Course Coordinator.

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Graduate Certificate in Business in 2017.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall:

(a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification or above in a non-relevant discipline and at least two years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience*; or
(b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification or above in a relevant discipline** and at least two years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience*; or
(c) hold an AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma in a relevant discipline** from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation and have at least four years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience*; or
(d) hold an approved AQF Level 5 Diploma in a relevant discipline** from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation and have at least six years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience*; or
(e) have at least five years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience*; and
(f) all applicants must submit a referees report from an employer or senior colleague (on company letterhead), and a resume.

*Relevant professional experience refers to a position of responsibility in any organisational or industry context.
**Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to, Business, Management, Leadership, Human Resources Management, Economics, Finance and Accounting.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rules (a) and (e) are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing. The maximum advanced standing granted shall be for units counting 12 credit points which were not part of the degree on which admission was based. This may include up to 6 credit points on the basis of completed formal professional development or training.
Candidates admitted under Rules (b) and (c) shall be granted a maximum of 12 credit points of Block Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature.
Candidates admitted under Rule (d) shall be granted a maximum of 6 credit points of Black Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature. Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing. The maximum additional Advanced Standing shall be for units counting 6 credit points which were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

The maximum Advanced Standing shall be for units counting 12 credit points which are deemed to be equivalent to units offered by UNE and approved for the course and were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

Professional Recognition: candidates who have completed formal professional development/training in their workplace may be eligible for Advanced Standing subject to approval from the Course Coordinator.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature for candidates admitted under Rules (a) and (e) shall be:
(a) 0.5 years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to two years as a part-time candidate.

The period of candidature for candidates admitted under Rules (b) and (c) shall be:
up to one year as a part-time candidate.

The period of candidature for candidates admitted under Rule (d) shall be:
(a) 0.5 years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to one and a half years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 24 credit points with at least 18 credit points at 400-level or above.

Program of Study

For candidates admitted under Rule (a) and Rule (e)

Candidates shall complete the program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Listed Units 0-24 cps
Elective Units 0-24 cps
Total 24 cps

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For candidates admitted under Rule (b) and Rule (c)

Candidates shall complete the program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Block Advanced Standing 12 cps
Listed Units 0-12 cps
Elective Units 0-12 cps
Total 24 cps

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For candidates admitted under Rule (d)

Candidates shall complete the program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Block Advanced Standing 6 cps
Listed Units 0-18 cps
Elective Units 0-18 cps
Total 24 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Business.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Procedures.

Course Aims

The Graduate Certificate in Business is designed for working professionals seeking to explore and broaden their skills and career opportunities in a chosen area of business. The award sets out to provide graduates with an understanding of a range of business disciplines and their embodied theory and principles, which enables them to effectively identify, analyse and resolve business-related issues.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate specialised knowledge of contemporary business-related theory and practice in order to promote sustainable business in a globalised economy;
  2. identify and critically assess disciplinary concepts and issues;
  3. identify, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to analyse complex business related issues, and develop solutions; and
  4. demonstrate proficiency in information transfer in written and oral formats at a professional level, either independently or working collaboratively.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Knowledge of a discipline is taught, practised and assessed in all units. Students will develop an advanced and integrated knowledge of key business theory and critically apply knowledge at an advanced level in business contexts to solve business problems. Students will also demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the global environment in which business is conducted. Students will learn through independent research, interaction with unit materials, unit coordinators and fellow students, and will be assessed using case analysis of both hypothetical and real-world examples, workplace learning by analysing and applying theory to their own workplace, theory-based assignments and via multiple assessment modes.

Communication Skills

Communication skills are taught, practised and assessed throughout this course. Students will utilise advanced cognitive and communication skills, tools and digital technologies to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders. Students will develop oral, written and presentation skills relevant to business contexts through assessments such as essays and oral presentations.

Problem Solving

This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed throughout the course using scenarios requiring students to use advanced cognitive and critical thinking skills to identify business issues, and to critically analyse and evaluate the relevant theories and concepts to construct business solutions.

Information Literacy

Information literacy is taught, practised and assessed throughout the course as students need to identify, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to analyse complex business-related issues.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Throughout the course, ethical conduct and social responsibility is taught, practised and assessed. Students need to reflect on the principles of professional and social responsibility and critically apply these to a range of ethical issues and scenarios. This is assessed through evaluation and analysis of reflective based and scenario based assessment tasks.

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is taught and assessed in this course through reflective tasks that encourage critical analysis of professional experience, and appreciation of business as a dynamic discipline.

Independence and Collaboration

This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed in this course. Students are required to work independently and complete learning and assessment activities that require self-directed learning and initiative. Students are also required to collaborate in a variety of learning and assessment tasks throughout the course.

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