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The Graduate Certificate in Business is just the stepping stone if you want to go further in your career within business or management. All you need to get started is an undergraduate degree. You’ll study three courses from a wide variety of options to suit your career goals or interests. You can study accounting, marketing, leadership, strategic or project management, HR, and more. Specified papers that you need to complete for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand membership can also be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Business.
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Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.
Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
When you achieve this qualification you will be able to:
Graduates will have a better understanding of knowledge and skills for a business or management role. They will be able to apply those skills and knowledge directly in their workplace. Graduates who have done specified papers will have satisfied the academic component required for Chartered Accountants or Associate Chartered Accountants certification.
The Graduate Certificate is the first step towards progression to the Open Polytechnic’s Graduate Diploma in Business.
The Graduate Certificate in Business will provide students who have a degree with the pre-requisite knowledge required to undertake post graduate study in a business related discipline.
Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.
Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.