Graduate Certificate in Business Communications

This preliminary course is primarily for students for whom English is not a first language who would benefit from a semester of study to prepare for entry to a postgraduate course in the Business School. The course is designed to improve these students' oral and written communication skills, and provide a foundation for postgraduate studies in Business in an Australian environment.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Certificate in Business Communications
Award abbreviation
Course code
Course type
postgraduate certificate
not available in 2019
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Course details

Intake periods
Mid-year only
Attendance type
full-time only
Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Delivery mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Phil Hancock
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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

Note: This course is not available in 2019.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2019;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2BUSN5100Applied Professional Business Communications
WACE/TEE English or equivalent or BUSN4003 Applied Business Communication or MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications
N/AMGMT5605Professional Business Communications
N/AMGMT5606Intercultural Professional Business Communications
N/AMGMT5613Professional Business Research Practice

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


Note: This course is not available in 2019.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The'>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 bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

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. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

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. To make satisfactory progress in the course students must pass all units in which they are enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

(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 students who fail to make satisfactory progress under 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.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.