Online Graduate Certificate of Commerce

Online Graduate Certificate of Commerce

POSTGRADUATE

Kickstart a successful career in business.

Student type:
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

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Duration:
Part-time 8 months intensive
Fees:

AU$3,960 per course (2023)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

See admissions

Duration:
Part-time 8 months intensive
Fees:

AU$3,960 per course (2023)

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

Overview

RMIT’s Graduate Certificate of Commerce program allows you to design your own flexible program of study to meet your personal career aspirations.

Our program not only has the added convenience of being intensive and completely online, but it also proves an excellent pathway to a master’s degree, where your selection of additional electives will extend your knowledge base.

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Build your business career with RMIT

Created for business-savvy professionals, you’ll concentrate your unique learning needs through our interactive and industry-led learning.

Globally-relevant coursework

Learn to effectively apply knowledge in a globalised marketplace.

Award-winning academics

Connect with world-class academics that are renowned industry leaders.

Perfectly connected through your studies

Use the online forum to meet your course instructors, form ‘study groups’ and find key information.

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Alter your career trajectory

Design your own flexible program or study to meet your personal career aspirations. Created with business-savvy professionals in mind, you’ll concentrate your unique learning needs through our interactive and industry-led courses.

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Your online experience

The 100% online degree delivers a convenient online program without the requirement for on-campus attendance and commitments. All lecture material and content is delivered directly to you, wherever you are.

What you will study

Developed by industry specialists with hands-on experience, this program covers a range of sectors to grow your knowledge in the world of business.

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Study on campus

The Graduate Certificate of Commerce is also available at the Melbourne City campus.

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

Gain knowledge on a global scale

Graduates may choose to work in fields such as general management, marketing, project management, logistics and supply chain, and human resources, or across industries, with the benefit of having studied multiple disciplines and understanding the interrelation between them in a real-world context.

A fast-paced way to finish your degree without compromising the coursework or your career.

The RMIT online Graduate Certificate of Commerce enables students to use the online forum to introduce themselves to each other and course instructors. Students form ‘study groups’ and find information about course topics, teachers, readings, assignment key dates and grading considerations.

The 100% online, now accelerated program means your learning – and graduation – is fast-tracked and focused. You can enrol in any one of our six, seven-week teaching periods each year.

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.

You will also have access to discussion boards, online forums, electronic assignment submission, the library and business journals.

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

The driving force behind our supply chain and logistics management program is the industry connections you’ll make while studying.

Not only will you be learning from renowned academics, you can be confident that the quality and relevance of our program has the backing of an advisory board of notable industry leaders.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, you may continue on to further study at Master’s degree level.

The Graduate Certificate is an entry pathway to the Master degree for some students.

4 courses | 8 months intensive part-time
Each course is seven weeks in duration and requires a minimum of 15-20 hours a week study.

The ‘Business Research Design course is compulsory for Masters students only.

The remainder of the program courses can be selected from the following:

  • Key Concepts in Human Resource Management  
  • Professional Human Resource Management Practices
  • People and Organisations
  • Employment Law
  • Marketing Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Communication strategy
  • Marketing Research
  • Supply Chain Principles
  • Business analytics
  • Supply Chain Modelling and Design
  • Business Project Management
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Design for Quality
  • Project Management Techniques
  • Managing Project Teams

Career

In a fast-changing world, the business environment is transforming.

There are new challenges every day, and new ways to do business. Emerging technology and the globalised world of business is changing businesses every day.

To succeed in this disrupted environment, it’s important to be prepared, have the knowledge to make informed decisions and develop the skills needed to assume management positions with a range of organisations.

This is why further study to ensure you’re at the top of your game is paramount. Graduates in commerce that understand these changes will find opportunities across almost all industry sectors. Make the change you need to get ahead of the business world today.

Admissions

An Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent (or higher level qualification), in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

If you do not meet the above entry requirement for the Graduate Certificate you may be considered if you have five years of work experience.

An Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent (or higher level qualification), in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

If you do not meet the above entry requirement for the Graduate Certificate you may be considered if you have five years of work experience.

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University (see below).

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, you may continue on to further study at Master’s level.

The Graduate Certificate is an entry pathway to the Master's degree for some students.

Fees

2023 tuition fees:

  • AU$3,960 per course
  • Total AU$15,840 for four courses.

Fees apply to 2023 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.

2023 tuition fees:

  • AU$3,960 per course
  • Total AU$15,840 for four courses.

Fees apply to 2023 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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

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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.