Graduate Diploma in Commerce

Why study the Graduate Diploma in Commerce at UNE?

The Graduate Diploma in Commerce is designed for those students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Commerce and are wanting to extend their knowledge across the core business areas of accounting, economics, ethics and management, or who wish to undertake further specialist units in financial planning. This course will help advance your career opportunities. The highly flexible course allows you to fit study around your busy work and personal life. You will have the opportunity to work on real-world business problems, and learn from experts in business to enhance your own problem-solving and decision-making skills. The practical and work-based nature of the content will provide you with a portfolio of work to demonstrate your professional capabilities.

Career Opportunities

The Graduate Diploma in Commerce will open up a diverse range of employment opportunities in a range of public, private or for-purpose organisations.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

Up to 2 years Part-time

FEES

Full Fee

2018 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 2, Online
Trimester 3, Online

Official Abbreviation GradDipCom
Course Type Postgraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Course Duration
  • Up to 2 years Part-time
Fees Full Fee
Total Credit Points 48
Entry Requirements

A candidate shall hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate in Commerce from UNE.

Advanced Standing

Candidates shall be granted 24 credit points of Specified Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature.

Academic Colours

Peacock Blue (BCC 120)

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Graduate Diploma in Commerce in 2018.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate in Commerce from UNE.

This course is not open to graduates of the UNE Bachelor of Commerce (commenced in 2018).

Advanced Standing

Candidates shall be granted 24 credit points of Specified Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be up to two years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 48 credit points with all units at 400 or 500 level.

Program of Study

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

Course Structure Credit Points
Specified Advanced Standing 24 cps
Core Units 18 cps
One Major or General Program 6 cps
Total 48 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Commerce.

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 Diploma in Commerce will advance the careers of qualified professionals who are seeking to broaden their knowledge of the fundamentals of business (including in accounting, economics, ethics and management), or to specialise in their chosen field to demonstrate their professional capabilities. The degree is highly flexible and develops students' ability to produce innovative solutions to real-world business problems.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate specialised knowledge in a range of business disciplines;
  2. utilise specialist cognitive and communication skills, tools and digital technologies to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders;
  3. apply well-developed creative thinking skills and critical judgement to diagnose and analyse complex business problems, and synthesise material from a range of sources to identify solutions;
  4. critically evaluate and demonstrate specialist judgement in formulating responses to complex social, cultural and ethical issues in a range of organisational contexts;
  5. demonstrate a preparedness to engage in continuous learning and reflection to develop new insights into professional practice;
  6. illustrate well-developed skills in working autonomously and with others to generate solutions, 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 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.

How to Apply

Applications for the Graduate Diploma in Commerce are currently closed.

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