UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

Graduate Certificate in Social Impact

This course is designed for senior, middle and emerging management in the not-for-profit or 'community benefit' sector. The units have been formulated specifically for this course.

Course overview

Course overview

Course titleGraduate Certificate in Social Impact
Award abbreviationGradCertSocImp
Course code40260
Course typepostgraduate certificate
Statuscurrent / 2017
Administered byUWA Business School
Intake periodsBeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typepart-time only
Credit points required24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course durationOnly available part-time
Time limit2 years
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Perth)
Domestic fee typePostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Professor Paul Flatau

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (24 points):

T2MGMT5514Demonstrating Social Impact
T1MGMT5516Social Impact: Entrepreneurs and Social Innovation
NSMGMT5517Leadership for Social Impact
NSMGMT5518Social Investment and Philanthropy

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.



Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and at least three years of relevant, documented professional experience; and

(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; or

(ii) a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 5501; or

(iii) at least two additional years of relevant, documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;


(b) at least eight years of relevant, documented professional experience considered by UWA (following an interview and assessment process) to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.

1 GMAT scores are valid for five years.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 40260 Graduate Certificate in Social Impact (24 points)
  • 42520 Master of Business Administration (72 points)

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8.(1) Subject to (2), to make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal with academic penalty.

(2) Students will not have made satisfactory progress if they have failed two or more units throughout the course.

[(2) is an approved exception to University Policy]

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. The Faculty, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners, may assign the progress status of 'Excluded' to a student who has failed to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Additional rules

Time limit

13.(1) The time limit is two years from the date of first enrolment in the course.

(2) In special circumstances the Faculty may extend the time limit by up to one trimester.

[Approved exception to University Policy]