Course summary

There's nothing better for business than a satisfied customer. In this course, we'll enhance your business qualifications, prepare you for your own business career, and provide the skills to keep your customers happy.

This six-month program develops your knowledge in foundational subjects such as marketing, economics and organisational behaviour.

The Graduate Certificate in Business also opens the door to postgraduate study, including the Master of Business Administration.Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Business are awarded advanced standing of four units.

The Graduate Certificate in Business is also available via an online delivery mode, offering up to six intakes a year.

You will study four core units of the Master of Business Administration covering foundation business subjects in accounting, economics, communication and organisational behaviour.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

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To be entered by school

Ethical practice

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Knowledge of a discipline

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Lifelong learning

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Communication and social skills

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Cultural competence

To be entered by school

Course overview

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Credit points


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Domestic duration

0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time

International duration

0.5 years full-time

Availability details


Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Fee paying


Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast 1 $14,600 ($3,650 per unit) 082684K
Online 2 N/A N/A

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Business a candidate shall successfully complete all units from Part A or at least two (2) of these units and up to two (2) substitute units as approved by the Course Coordinator.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

ACC00724 - Accounting for Managers Introductory
ECO82001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis Intermediate
MNG82001 - Organisational Behaviour Introductory
COMM5001 - Advanced Communication Introductory