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
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 / 2020
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- 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
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- 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.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2020; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2021 or 2022.
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|
|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|
|NS, S1, S2||ECON5541||Economics for Business: Applications and Policy||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1||EMPL5412||Employment Relations||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||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|
|S1, S2||MGMT5507||Management and Organisations||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S2||MGMT5508||Organisational Behaviour and Leadership||lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week|
|S1, S2||MKTG5561||Marketing Management||lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per 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. 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.
(b) at least eight years of relevant, documented professional experience considered by UWA (following an interview and assessment process) to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 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)
(2) Currently, the graduate certificates are used as articulating pathways for students without any prior undergraduate degree. However it has been suggested that this may be an ineffective use of the graduate certificates, other than the Graduate Certificate in Commerce, and that it was far too big a step to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Finance (for example), having never studied before.
(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.