Students study the foundational business units to develop foundation knowledge and skills vital for the management of core business functions. This course may be taken as a stand-alone course or as a pathway into one of several masters courses offered by the Business School.
- Course title
- Graduate Certificate in Commerce
- 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 (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- 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)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Vincent Chong
- 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:
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take units to the value of 24 points, as advised by the Faculty:
|Availability||Unit code||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1, S2||ACCT5432||Introductory Financial Accounting||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1, S2||BUSN5100||Applied Professional Business Communications||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1, S2||BUSN5101||Programming for Business||
||Standard Semester: lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S2, S1||ECON5541||Economics for Business: Applications and Policy||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1||EMPL5412||Employment Relations||None||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|N/A||FINA5432||Introduction to Finance||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1, S2||HRMT5504||Introduction to Human Resource Management||None||seminars: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1, S2||MGMT5504||Data Analysis and Decision Making||
||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1, S2||MGMT5507||Management and Organisations||
||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S2||MGMT5508||Organisational Behaviour and Leadership||None||seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks|
|S1, S2||MKTG5561||Marketing Management||
||Contact hours: up to 3 hours per week|
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. 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.
4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have
(1) (a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(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 the relevant requirements.
Articulations and exit awards
6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:
- 40610 Master of Professional Accounting (96 points)
- 41280 Graduate Certificate in Commerce (24 points)
- 41660 Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations (96 points)
- 41670 Master of Business Information and Logistics Management (96 points)
- 41680 Master of Commerce (96 points)
- 41690 Master of Marketing (96 points)
- 42560 Master of Applied Finance (96 points)
- 42630 Master of Business Analytics (96 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).