UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.
Graduate Certificate in Commerce (Online)
This course is delivered online to students, who will 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 (Online)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate certificate
- current / 2020
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- part-time only
- 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
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Andrew Williams
- 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.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period|
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||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|NS, S1, S2||ACCT5432||Introductory Financial Accounting||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|NS, S1, S2||ECON5541||Economics for Business: Applications and Policy||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1, S2||FINA5533||Finance Essentials||lectures: 3 hours per week (maximum students per class: 45)|
|S1, S2||HRMT5504||Introduction to Human Resource Management||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1, S2||MGMT5504||Data Analysis and Decision Making||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|NS, S2||MKTG5502||Digital Marketing||Semester 2: Online seminars, 3 hours per week over 12 weeks. Non-standard: Face-to-face seminars, 36 hours in one week.|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in 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).
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 that are eligible for admission on the basis of 4 (1) (b) with at least 8 years of relevant professional experience (English speaking) are deemed to have satisfied the University's English language competence requirement.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 40610 Master of Professional Accounting (102 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)
- 42260 Graduate Certificate in Commerce (Online) (24 points)
- 42560 Master of Applied Finance (96 points)
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. 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 without academic penalty.
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.
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.