Online Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise

Online Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise

Don’t just make a living. Make an impact.  

Student type:
Learning mode:
Online
Entry score:

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Duration:
Part-time 8 months
Fees:

AU$4,680 per course (2024)

Next intake:
March, May, July, August, October
Location:
Online
Learning mode:
Online
Entry score:

See admissions

Duration:
Part-time 8 months
Fees:

AU$4,680 per course (2024)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, August, October
Location:
Online

Overview

The future is sustainable, ethical and diverse. Pave the way for positive change.

Pioneer sustainability initiatives in business through RMIT Online's Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise.

Incorporate sustainability principles into your professional sphere. Lead entrepreneurial sustainability endeavours and be the change-maker your business needs to succeed.

Comprising 4 core courses, this sustainability graduate certificate allows you to better understand sustainable business models, and can also provide you with the pathway to continue studying towards the online Master of Business Administration.

Use a breadth of sustainability knowledge in practical applications

Gain a diverse range of practical knowledge and skills in sustainability principles, practices and models.

Explore the full lifecycle and supply chain

Discover the circular economy's potential to expand product lifecycles, fostering business growth, innovation and new opportunities.

Taught by world-leading and active research academics

Learn from leading research academics who specialise in all areas of the business landscape, including sustainability, technology and innovation.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Graduate Certificate does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study.

Details

Explore and understand sustainable business models.  

You’ll create sustainable solutions to social and environmental challenges and lead change in business applications. You’ll learn how to influence sustainable practices across the full breadth of the supply chain, including internal supply chain processes and relationship with suppliers and customers. You’ll explore why environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors matter and how they can be incorporated into business decisions. 

This leading industry program is fully online and designed to work around your lifestyle. 

A focused and practical approach allows you to apply new knowledge to your work from day one, fast-tracking your learning and graduation.

You can view online resources and learning activities, access course materials via Canvas, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account anywhere, anytime.

Our online learning platform is purpose-built and brings authenticity to your learning experience, available using your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Coursework is delivered in an engaging way and easy to follow.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the teaching period and includes essays, reports, presentations, case studies, quizzes and research projects.

4 courses | 8 months part-time.

Each course is 7 weeks in duration.

You will learn how to: 

  • Critically review and analyse business models with regard to sustainability and social development priorities, incorporating global and local perspectives 
  • Analyse risk and opportunities associated with different types of enterprises and their impact, including environmental, social and governance factors 
  • Design and propose sustainable business models that support business strategies
  • Devise solutions and implementation recommendations for organisations to address environmental, social and governance factors
  • Present reports, proposals and plans to stakeholders, partners and communities to advocate for and monitor sustainable business approaches.

The 4 core courses are: 

  • Sustainable Business Models
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Financial Management and Reporting.

Career

As a graduate, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to bring sustainability principles into your business or to lead entrepreneurial sustainability ventures. Some examples of the roles you will be ready to step into include sustainability manager, sustainability advisor, sustainability officer, project officer (sustainability), entrepreneur or small business owner.  

Admissions

An Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or higher-level qualification, in any discipline.

If you do not meet the above entry requirement for the Graduate Certificate, you may be considered if you have a minimum of five years full-time equivalent work experience. Applicants will be required to submit a full curriculum vitae (CV).   

An Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or higher-level qualification, in any discipline.

If you do not meet the above entry requirement for the Graduate Certificate, you may be considered if you have a minimum of five years full-time equivalent work experience. Applicants will be required to submit a full curriculum vitae (CV). 

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT visit the English language requirements and equivalency information.  

Pathways

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise, you may pursue further study through a pathway to RMIT Online’s Master of Business Administration (MBA).  

If you choose to continue studying after completing the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise towards RMIT  Online’s MBA, you can specialise or select individual courses based on your career goals and aspirations with six future-focused and on-trend specialisations.  

Completion of an additional 8-12 courses at a master degree level affords you both graduate certificate and master’s qualifications. 

Fees

2024 tuition fees:

  • AU$4,680 per course

Fees apply to 2024 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Some students may be eligible to apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Visit our HELP loans page for lots of useful information about eligibility, how to apply and payment. You can apply for FEE-HELP once you have enrolled in a program.

HELP loans are not available to international students.

2024 tuition fees:

  • AU$4,680 per course

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.