Highlights

  • This agile, responsive qualification can be customised to your interests and career ambitions
  • Opportunities to progress on to the Master of Business
  • Complete in 1 semester full time or 2 semesters part-time
  • Find out more at our upcoming Master of Business information evening.

Highlights

  • This agile, responsive qualification can be customised to your interests and career ambitions
  • Opportunities to progress on to the Master of Business
  • Complete in 1 semester full time
  • Find out more at our upcoming Master of Business information evening.

Why choose this course?

Business skills, digital literacy, ethics and entrepreneurship make up the core of this flexible qualification, offering you the capabilities and mindset to thrive in a digitally transformed business landscape. Traditionally postgraduate degrees focus on discipline depth. This customisable Graduate Certificate in Business retains the benefits of deepening your business knowledge while also allowing you to build a degree tailored to your interests, passions and career ambitions.

The Graduate Certificate in Business is an excellent re-introduction to tertiary learning and an opportunity to update skills. You’ll have opportunities to connect with and learn from industry experts and benefit from a curriculum driven by leading business research.

Real-world learning

The skills you need to thrive in business are rapidly evolving. QUT will enhance your business intelligence, nurture your entrepreneurial instincts and support you to make decisions based on data. You’ll have opportunities to take advantage of internships and Work Integrated Learning and apply your knowledge in project-based capstone units.

In the current environment business leaders have opportunities to drive change and champion ground-breaking industries and social ventures. This course will encourage you to interrogate your own values and develop your critical-thinking skills so that you can shape the direction of businesses, organisations and industries.

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What to expect

This course will prepare you for the future of business with a strong focus on entrepreneurship and global connections. Core units, focussed on business thinking and collaborative nous will equip you to take your learning into a range of fields.

You will be supported and guided by teaching staff to curate your selection of subjects to suit your career goals. This responsive and agile qualification offers skills that can be applied in a range of industries and can be tailored to complement your experience or allow you dive deeply into an area of business expertise.

Flexible delivery

Units in this postgraduate program are delivered using a mix of face-to-face, online and blended learning technologies. Flexible study options include weekly sessions, block delivery days, projects and online-supported delivery. All course materials are placed online including course lecture materials, practical session guides, readings and help guides.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

QUT business graduates are highly sought after both locally and internationally. 90% of our business graduates were employed four months after graduation. The Graduate Certificate in Business (Customised) provides skills that complement many disciplines and industries, preparing you for opportunities in corporate and private firms as well as public institutions.

Details and units

Students undertake one core unit, BSN450 and three elective units selected from the pool of available Business postgraduate units.

While students are free to choose the three elective units as desired, themed packages of units have been suggested below.

Students undertake one core unit, BSN450 and three elective units selected from the pool of available Business postgraduate units.

While students are free to choose the three elective units as desired, themed packages of units have been suggested below.

Requirements

Course code
BS39
CRICOS code
031769E
Delivery
  • Online
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
6 months full-time
1-2 years part-time
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or 

A recognised diploma (or higher qualification) in any discipline and at least two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience; or

At least five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience.

Minimum academic requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2022 fees

2022: $14,800 per course (48 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $16,500 per course (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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