This course is tailored for mid to senior level professionals seeking advanced skills in the foundation of business. It fully articulates into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) course thus allowing students the opportunity to gain further specialist business skills and competencies should they wish to proceed to the next level.
- Course title
- Graduate Certificate in Business
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- Postgraduate certificate
- Current / 2023
- Administered by
- UWA Business School
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- Full- or part-time
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 0.5 years
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth), on line
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Not available to international students on student visas. Available to international students on other visas if visa conditions allow (see https://www.immi.gov.au). For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Allan Trench
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.
Key to availability of units:
- Trimester 1
- Trimester 2
- Trimester 3
- non-standard teaching period
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (24 points):
|Availability||Unit code||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|NS, T1, T2, T3||ACCT5602||Accounting||
||trimester teaching periods—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week; non-standard teaching period—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 6 hours per week over 6 weeks; online—nil|
|T1, T2, T3||ECON5503||Economic Management and Strategy||
||trimester teaching periods—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hrs per week; non-standard teaching period—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 5 hrs per week over 7 weeks; online—nil|
|T1, T3||MGMT5501||Organisational Behaviour||
||for trimester teaching periods—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week; for non-standard teaching period—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 5 hours per week over 7 weeks; online-nil|
|T2, T3, T1||MKTG5550||Marketing Principles||
||trimester teaching periods—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week; non-standard teaching period—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 5 hours per week over 7 weeks|
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 and Communication and Research Skills modules
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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
English Language competency requirements
3.(1) 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, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
(2) Applicants can meet the English language competence requirement for this course by demonstrating the completion of least eight years full time (or equivalent) relevant documented professional experience, undertaken solely in English, and considered by UWA to be sufficient.
4.(1) 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
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2) significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.
Admission ranking and selection
5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on
(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;
(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA.
Articulations and exit awards
6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:
- 41210 Graduate Certificate in Business (24 points)
- 42520 Master of Business Administration (72 points)
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.
8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.
10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.
(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances
(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';
(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';
(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 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.
13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).
14.(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.