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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
External
Duration
6 months full-time
1 years part-time
6 months full-time
Entry
February and June
CRICOS
031769E

Highlights

  • Choose a multidisciplinary specialisation, which allows you to select from any discipline area to suit your personal requirements.
  • Our scholarships, grants and bursaries are designed to assist your philanthropy studies and enhance your contribution to the nonprofit sector.
  • Opportunities to progress on to the Master of Business.
  • Complete in 2 semesters part-time.
  • Study online from anywhere.
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.

Highlights

  • Choose a multidisciplinary specialisation, which allows you to select from any discipline area to suit your personal requirements.
  • Our scholarships, grants and bursaries are designed to assist your philanthropy studies and enhance your contribution to the nonprofit sector.
  • Opportunities to progress on to the Master of Business.
  • Complete in 2 semesters part-time.
  • Study online from anywhere.
  • 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.

Career outcomes

Career 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

Requirements

Course code
BS39
CRICOS code
031769E
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • External
Duration
  • 6 months full-time
  • 1 years part-time
  • 6 months full-time
Entry
  • February and June

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline.

Alternative entry

Applicants without an undergraduate degree who have at least seven years relevant professional experience may apply for entry.

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

Should your application be received at QUT after the relevant closing date it will not guaranteed to be processed and may be held for the next available start month.

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, Singapore, 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 Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English 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. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
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.

2019

2019: $13,700 per course (48 credit points)

2019

2019: $15,800 per course (48 credit points)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

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

Browse all scholarships

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Educate Plus ACPNS Scholarship

A scholarship for current and future postgraduate students studying philanthropy and nonprofit studies.

Scholarship eligibility

ACPNS Travel Grant

A travel grant for future and current postgraduate students studying Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies to assist with travel to QUT Gardens Point campus.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially; From regional, rural or remote areas

Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies Book Bursary

A bursary for current and future postgraduate students studying Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies

Scholarship eligibility

David Lee Bursary

A bursary to assist current and future students studying selected postgraduate philanthropy and nonprofit courses.

Scholarship eligibility

The Myles McGregor-Lowndes Scholarship

A scholarship for future post-graduate coursework students studying philanthropy and nonprofit studies.

Scholarship eligibility

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How to apply

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