Graduate Certificate in Business (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies)

Australia and New Zealand
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
1-2 years part-time
Delivery
On-campus or external
Course starts
February and June
CRICOS
031769E

Highlights

  • Complete a qualification which develops multiple key skills needed by nonprofit and philantropic managers. Hone your analytical, decision-making, communication and problem solving skills to advance your career.
  • Our scholarships, grants and bursaries are designed to assist your philanthropy studies and enhance your contribution to the nonprofit sector.
  • Possible to start the course without undergraduate degree (based on experience).
  • Opportunities to progress on to the Master of Business.
  • Complete in either 2 or 4 semesters part-time.
  • Study in class or online from anywhere.
  • Study management, governance, ethics, social business planning, finance, fundraising, and legal issues for the nonprofit sector.
  • Prepares you for a career in a nonprofit organisation, or work in the public or private sectors that engage with nonprofit organisations
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.

Highlights

  • Complete a qualification which develops multiple key skills needed by nonprofit and philantropic managers. Hone your analytical, decision-making, communication and problem solving skills to advance your career.
  • Our scholarships, grants and bursaries are designed to assist your philanthropy studies and enhance your contribution to the nonprofit sector.
  • Possible to start the course without undergraduate degree (based on experience).
  • Opportunities to progress on to the Master of Business.
  • Complete in either 2 or 4 semesters part-time.
  • Study in class or online from anywhere.
  • Study management, governance, ethics, social business planning, finance, fundraising, and legal issues for the nonprofit sector.
  • Prepares you for a career in a nonprofit organisation, or work in the public or private sectors that engage with nonprofit organisations
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.

What to expect

The philanthropy and nonprofit studies area equips students for a career in the management of philanthropic and nonprofit organisations. Students undertaking this study area build skills and knowledge relevant to the specialised Third Sector and core content is framed by the international Nonprofit Academic Centers Council curriculum. The philanthropy and nonprofit studies specialisation in the Graduate Certificate of Business is designed to provide foundation knowledge, research and skills appropriate to the philanthropic and non-profit industry profession.

The Graduate Certificate in Business is an excellent re-introduction to tertiary learning and an opportunity to update skills or, as one-quarter of the Master of Business program, a pathway to higher level study.

Business advantage

The QUT Business School’s Business Advantage program is a free program offered to all business students. It can help you develop skills through interaction, discussion, cooperation and debate with other students, business, government, education and community leaders. The program includes: guest presentations from inspiring industry, community and university leaders; sessions focused on specific social and professional skills; challenging interaction aimed at developing skills through new experiences; and provides a certificate of completion for students to include in their resume or portfolio. Not only does this program offer you excellent networking opportunities, but also the opportunity to gain highly relevant experiences and skills that you can apply throughout your career.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Positions for employment may include:

  • Fundraising Officer/Manager
  • Administration Officer/Manager
  • Relationships Officer/Manager
  • Contract Administrator.

Possible careers

  • CEO Nonprofit Organisation
  • Fundraiser
  • Government Officer
  • Philanthropic Trust Officer

Details and units

Students are required to complete 48 credit points (8 units). The major in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies is only available part-time due to unit offerings.

Requirements

Course code
BS39
CRICOS code
031769E
Delivery
  • On-campus or external
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
1-2 years part-time
Entry
February and June
Entry
A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline; or
 
At least seven years full-time (or equivalent part-time) relevant professional experience.

 

Closing dates

You should submit your application as soon as possible and by no later than the relevant closing date:

  • February start: 31 January
  • June start: 14 June

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry 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
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. 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 within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
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.

2020 fees

2020: $14,300 per course (48 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $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.

Find out more about postgraduate course fees

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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