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Graduate Certificate in Commerce

Graduation requirements

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points (four subjects).

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Graduate Certificate in Commerce is a flexible avenue of further study. It provides students with the opportunity to choose subjects that meet their interest without the need to specialise in one discipline.

Upon completion of the course, graduates will be able to apply both generic and specific skills relevant to the professional needs of the student and the organisational needs of the relevant business or industry, and be involved in continuous learning and the maintenance of a lifelong commitment to professional development.

The Graduate Certificate in Commerce is also a pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) for students without an undergraduate degree. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Commerce, students may receive credit for up to four subjects in the MBA course.


Candidates may receive transfer credit for up to 50% of the course for prior study if they can demonstrate that such study was completed at a recognised higher education institution within the last 10 years at the postgraduate level. To apply for credit, candidates are required to submit with their application for admission a certified transcript of results and subject outline/curriculum of those subjects.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Commerce consists of four subjects (32 points) with the following requirements to be met:

  1. all subjects must be selected from the range of prescribed subjects offered by the Faculty of Business at Level 5 or equivalent;
  2. students may not enrol in any subject which is substantially similar to a subject already completed; and
  3. students shall meet all prerequisite requirements.

Credit in the Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Graduate Certificate in Commerce is also a pathway into the MBA for students without an undergraduate degree. Students may receive credit for up to four subjects into the MBA upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate.

Faculty of Business prescribed subjects

ACC501 Business Accounting & Finance
ACC511 Accounting & Information Systems
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
ACC514 Financial Accounting
ACC515 Accounting & Finance
ACC516 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACC517 Auditing & Control Systems
ACC518 Current Developments In Accounting Thought
ACC525 Financial Accountability in the Public Sector
ECO501 Business Economics
ECO503 International Economics
ECO511 Economics for Business
ECO515 Managerial Economics
ECO517 Economic Evaluation
ECO518 Business Forecasting
FIN516 Corporate Finance
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN521 Corporate Treasury Management
FIN522 Financial Modelling
FIN523 Lending and Financial Institutions
FIN524 Applied Portfolio Management
FIN525 Financial Institutions Management
FIN530 Money and Capital Markets
FIN531 Investments Analysis
FIN535 Strategic Finance
FIN560 Financial Planning
FIN563 Estate Planning
FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
FIN567 Property Investment
HRM501 Labour Market Studies
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM507 Research Methods
HRM512 Values and Conflict in Organisations
HRM514 International Human Resource Management
HRM516 International Management Behaviour
HRM523 Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations
HRM527 Issues in Training and Development
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM531 Organisational Politics and Culture and Change Management
HRM532 International Human Resource Development
HRM533 International Work Organisation
HRM540 Theory of Conflict Resolution
HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
HRM560 Human Resource Development Context
HRM561 Developing Training Capabilities
HRM562 Developing Individual Capabilities
HRM563 Developing Organisational Capabilities
INR501 Industrial Relations Environment
INR502 Industrial Relations System and Issues
INR503 Industrial Relations Practice
INR504 Industrial Law
INR510 Comparative Labour Relations
ITC501 Strategic Information Management
ITC504 Interface Useability
ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management PG
ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
ITC549 Web Site Operations and Publishing
ITC555 Linux Networking and Security
ITC557 Web Based Information Systems PG
ITC569 Modelling and Decision Support
ITC574 Information Technology for Management
ITC594 E-systems Infrastructure Development
LAW502 Law of International Business
LAW503 Administrative Law
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
LAW505 Taxation 1
LAW511 Commercial Law 1
LAW512 Commercial Law 2
LAW514 Australian Taxation
LAW515 Law of Employment
LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods and Results
LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses
LAW518 Taxation 2
LAW530 Environmental Law and Management
LAW540 Australian Law & Legal System
LAW545 Taxation Strategies
MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
MGT503 The Social and Economic Environment
MGT505 Foundations of Quality Management
MGT506 The Learning Organisation
MGT510 Strategic Management
MGT517 Advanced Research Methods
MGT520 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development
MGT530 International Business
MGT531 Business Ethics
MGT536 Leadership and Entrepreneurship
MGT537 Entrepreneurial Project
MGT540 Management of Change
MGT543 Facilitative Leadership and Group Dynamics
MGT544 Organisational Change and Development
MGT546 Corporate Governance: Ethics, Leadership and Accountability
MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance
MGT550 Operations Management
MGT553 Project Management
MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
MGT582 Management and Sustainability
MGT583 Management of Sustainable Business
MGT584 Leadership in Business
MGT585 The Small and Medium Enterprise Environment
MGT588 Advanced Applied Management
MGT589 Managing Risk
MGT594 Leadership and Business Ethics
MKT501 Marketing Management
MKT510 Customer Behaviour
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT525 Electronic Marketing
MKT540 Marketing Strategy
MKT550 Global Marketing
MKT560 Marketing and Organisational Research
MKT561 Services Marketing
MKT562 Business to Business Marketing
MKT570 Integrated Marketing Communications
PAD591 Public Sector Management

Students should obtain the permission of the course manager, if they wish to complete subjects not on the list above.

Enrolment pattern

Due to the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of any pre-requisites.

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Study Mode

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Session 1; Session 2; Session 3




1 year by distance education



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