Undergraduate Certificate in Business

This course is designed to provide foundational understanding of business and key skills for a career in private, not-forprofit and government sectors.

Course overview

Course code
current / 2020
Intake periods
beginning of year and mid-year
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education; Graduate Research School
Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
6 months
1 year (maximum 2 years)
Attendance type
full- or part-time
Delivery mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Available to international students
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Course Coordinator(s)
Prof Phil Hancock

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

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; NS = non-standard teaching period

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

Take all units (6 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirmentsContact hours
NS, S1, S2PACM1101Communication in Practice
ENGL2280 Professional Writing; COMM1901 Communication in Practice; SOCS1901 Communication in Practice
3 hours per week

Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirmentsContact hours
S1, S2, SSACCT1101Financial Accounting
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2ECON1101Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2MGMT1135Organisational Behaviour
MGMT2235 Organisational Behaviour
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2MGMT1136Management and Organisations
MGMT2236 Management and Organisations
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2, SSMKTG1203Introduction to Marketing
MKTG2203 Marketing Management
Semesters 1 and 2: All lectures will be online. Tutorials will be face-to-face. 3 hours per week. Summer School (January): All lectures will be online. Workshops will be face-to-face. 9 hours per week.