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Graduate Certificate of Business
Graduate Certificate of Business

Graduate Certificate of Business

  • ID:ICMS610016
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$16,400.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$24,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$634.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$16,400.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$24,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$634.00
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of a bachelor degree (AQF7) from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.

  • Successful completion of an overseas higher education course of at least three years duration (minimum AQF level 6 or equivalent), with a minimum credit grade average (GPA 3.0 on a 5-point scale).

  • Successful completion of a recognised Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent as recognised by the Australian Government's qualifications recognition tool) with at least four (4) years relevant full-time work experience.

  • Successful completion of an approved Postgraduate Qualifying Program from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.

  • At least five years appropriate full-time managerial or professional experience. (Applicants must demonstrate a recognisable level of responsibility as part of their work experience. Position accountability in a range of areas such as budgeting, staffing, project management, financial management or other relevant supervisory experience should be evident in the applicant's work history. While senior levels of volunteer experience may be considered, normally the majority of the work should be in a paid, full- time capacity.) Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience MUST support their application with evidence outlined in the Admissions Guidebook.

  • Successful completion of at least two award or at least two non-award subjects (at AQF Level 8 or above) from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.

English requirements

  1. English Language Test

  • IELTS (academic): Overall 6.0; Writing 5.5; Speaking 5.5; Reading 5.5; Listening 5.5

  • TOEFL i-BT: Overall 60*; Writing 18; Speaking 16; Reading 8; Listening 7

  • Pearson (academic): Overall 46; Writing 36; Speaking 36; Reading 36; Listening 36

  • Duolingo: Overall 100; Writing 90; Speaking 90; Reading 90; Listening 90

  • Aspire Institute Placement Test: APT-B1

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Minimum 176 overall, minimum 169 in writing and speaking

  • Common European Framework (CEFR): C1

  • Duolingo is only accepted until May 2024

  • English Language Test must be completed within 2 years prior to the date of commencement of the ICMS course to which the applicant applied. 

  1. Prior tertiary study in the medium of English

  • Undertaking tertiary level studies (university or VET) in Australia, of at least one year’s duration, with 50% of subjects passes, within five years of the date of course commencement.

  • Undertaking study, of at least one year’s duration, within a tertiary level program, at an approved institution where the language of instruction is English, with 50% of subjects passed within five years of the date of course commencement.

Course Information

Enhance your professional, management, communication and decision-making skills with the Graduate Certificate of Business.

Managers increasingly require highly developed knowledge and a broad set of applied techniques in order to be able to function effectively in contemporary business organisations.

The Graduate Certificate of Business is designed to expose students to contemporary business theories, concepts and skills that are the basis of successful management across a range of economic sectors.

The course focuses on developing advanced conceptual, transferable and professional attributes through a program of student-centred learning.

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Year One

Trimester 1

  • Accounting for Business Decisions
  • Contemporary Marketing

Trimester 2

  • Managing in the Global Context
  • Economics and Finance for Business
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business, students may be eligible to enter (articulate) into the second trimester of an ICMS master’s degree.

For entry into the Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (Business Analytics), Master of Business Administration (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) and Master of Business Administration (Digital Transformation), work experience is also required.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business, students will benefit from a range of enhanced career opportunities. Graduates will find employment in a range of organisational settings in roles such as:

  • General management

  • Business strategy

  • Planning and operations

  • Human resource management

  • Sales and marketing

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 634 ($) AUD per Trimeter

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