Graduate Certificate in Management

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Management at UNE?

This course provides students with the key skills to be an effective manager in any organisational context. The course comprises four units, one of which is prescribed, and others that are drawn from a range of areas, including accounting, business analytics, economics, finance, human resource management, management or marketing enabling you to tailor the degree to suit your work and career goals. This degree serves as an exit point for the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Strategic Organisational Development and Human Resource Management.

Career Opportunities

Management, Administration

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

Up to 2 years Part-time

FEES

Full Fee
International

2018 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Online
Trimester 2, Online
Trimester 3, Online

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

All domestic students apply through the link below

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International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International. This course is only available online (distance education).

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Intensive Schools

Optional weekend schools are available for some units.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall submit two referees' reports from employers or senior colleagues (on company letterhead), and a resume; and

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

*Relevant Professional Experience refers to a position of responsibility in any organisation or industry context.

**Relevant Disciplines will be determined by the course coordinator.

Advanced Standing

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

The maximum advanced standing 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 of specified or unspecified advanced standing for experiential learning, such as management/supervisory work experience that is in addition to the work experience required for admission (subject to course coordinator approval).

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. 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.

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Spectrum Orange (BCC 57)

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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 Management in 2018.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall submit two referees' reports from the employers or senior colleagues (on company letterhead), and a resume; and
(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*.

*Relevant Professional Experience refers to a position of responsibility in any organisation or industry context.
** Relevant Disciplines will be determined by the course coordinator.

Advanced Standing

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

The maximum advanced standing 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 of specified or unspecified advanced standing for experiential learning, such as management/supervisory work experience that is in addition to the work experience required for admission (subject to course coordinator approval).

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. 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.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature for candidates admitted under Rules (a) and (e) shall be 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 up to 1.5 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 including at least 18 credit points at 400-level and not more than 6 credit points at 500-level.

Program of Study

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

For candidates admitted under Rules (a) or (e)
Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 6 cps
Listed Units 18 cps
Total 24 cps

To view Program of Study for Rules (a) or (e) click here

For candidates admitted under Rules (b) or (c)
Course Structure Credit Points
Block Advanced Standing 12 cps
Core Units 6 cps
Listed Units 6 cps
Total 24 cps

To view Program of Study for Rules (b) or (c) click here

For candidates admitted under Rule (d)
Course Structure Credit Points
Block Advanced Standing 6 cps
Core Units 6 cps
Listed Units 12 cps
Total 24 cps

To view Program of Study for Rule (d) click here

Award of Degree

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

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 Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

The Graduate Certificate in Management is designed for working professionals seeking to broaden their skills and expand their opportunities within or beyond their current field of employment. The award sets out to provide graduates with an understanding of some business disciplines and their embodied theory and principles, which enables them to effectively identify, analyse and resolve management issues. It also aims to provide an exit point for the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Strategic Organisational Development and Human Resource Management.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate specialist knowledge of contemporary business and management theory in order to promote sustainable business in a globalised economy;
  2. utilise specialist cognitive and communication skills, tools and digital technologies to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders;
  3. demonstrate well-developed ability to use creativity and judgement in analysing business problems to identify possible solutions;
  4. identify, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to analyse complex business related issues;
  5. demonstrate high-level ability to critically evaluate and formulate responses to social, cultural and ethical issues in a range of organisational contexts;
  6. demonstrate preparedness to pursue knowledge and understanding to enhance professional practice; and
  7. illustrate specialist skills in working autonomously and with others to generate solutions and show a capacity to function as a leader, including the ability to collaborate in a range of contexts to achieve individual and common goals.
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 and management 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 attibute 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, practiced 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.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

All domestic students apply through the link below

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International Students

International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International. This course is only available online (distance education).

For more information, click here

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