DurationFull-time 6 months, Part-time 1 year
LocationMelbourne City, Online
AU$16,320 (2022 total)
Next intakeOpen Universities Australia, February, July
DurationFull-time 6 months
LocationMelbourne City, Online
AU$21,120 (2022 total)
Next intakeFebruary, July
Gain the skills required to investigate complex problems and address the important challenges of sustainable international business.
The Graduate Certificate in International Business is a great preparation for your global career goals in private, public or not-for-profit organisations covering contemporary practices in cross-cultural management, international business and leadership.
This course is available
- at the Melbourne City campus, offering up to two intakes a year
- online through Open Universities Australia (OUA), offering up to three intakes a year.
Most courses are presented in regular 3-hour classes, together with some periods of intensive teaching during the evenings, or as full day or weekend sessions at the Melbourne City campus. The exact format varies from course to course.
Students may be required to undertake solo or group work, and independent study and project work outside of teaching periods.
Your classes will mostly be held at the RMIT's Swanston Academic Building where innovative learning spaces are interspersed with retail and social spaces resulting in a stimulating environment for business students.
Methods of assessment will vary between courses, as appropriate to learning objectives or outcomes. Assignments and projects may be based on case study scenarios, specific problems, real-world applications of theory in practice, business simulations and research. They may be undertaken in teams or individually. They will provide you with experience in writing reports and essays, research and reasoning, and oral presentations. Assignments and projects are also designed to provide you with feedback on your progress.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account. Educational software, the Learning Hub, other online and digital resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
The Graduate Certificate comprises four core subjects in global business and sustainable futures.
The course Contemporary Issues in International Management requires you to study in-depth an important management issue of current interest. The aim of the overall course is to provide you with the capacity to apply critical common sense to corporate and societal issues and understand the consequences of actions beyond your immediate work environment.
It is recommended that you follow the sequence of subjects presented in the enrolment structure.
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|Graduate Certificate in International Business||City Campus||
0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
0.5 years full-time
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Program code: GC153
It is expected that graduates will emerge with a broader approach to and critical mastery of the theory, methods and practices of contemporary international business.
Professionals in this field typically combine specialist knowledge with the skills and experience they hold in a particular aspect of business. For example, a graduate of this course with a background in engineering may seek out opportunities in manufacturing multinationals.
Graduates are encouraged to progress to the Master of International Business.
Course accreditation or membership offered by professional bodies signals to employers the quality and relevance of RMIT's courses and opens up career pathways and networks.
Professional bodies accredit or recognise courses as meeting professional and academic standards deemed to be essential for a new graduate entering into that profession. An accredited course will either enable the graduate to enter directly into a professional qualifications program or provide the graduate with exemptions or credit towards a post university professional qualification.
This type of accreditation is where a statutory body must approve a course of study in order for a graduate to practise in that profession.
Professional bodies or associations are representative organisations of professions that provide membership and other career development support to its members. Many professional bodies offer membership opportunities for students and new graduates with benefits such as career advice, networking within the profession and access to resources not available through the university. The aim of these benefits is to assist with your transition from university into the profession.
Graduate Certificate in International Business
Current course accreditations and information about membership and development opportunities for students and graduates.
Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML)
Membership and opportunities
- Graduates eligible for membership category: Affiliate
Export Council of Australia (ECA)
Membership and opportunities
- Students eligible for membership category: Student
- Graduates eligible for membership category: Individual
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 a minimum of 5 years full-time equivalent work experience. Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).
You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) or higher level qualification in any discipline.
You may also be considered if you have a minimum of 5 years full-time equivalent work experience. Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).
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.
The Graduate Certificate in International Business is a pathway to the Master of International Business.
Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in International Business you can continue your studies in the Master of International Business and receive 48 credit points worth of credit (equivalent to one semester of full-time study) for courses completed in the Graduate Certificate in International Business.
When you successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in International Business you are guaranteed entry into the Master of International Business with 1 semester of advanced standing (equivalent to 48 credit points).
Alternatively, you may be eligible for entry into other RMIT postgraduate courses.
2022 indicative fees
Full-fee places: AU$16,320.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
Amount quoted is the 2022 total program tuition fee, and is based on a total annual load of 48 credit points. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.
Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Defer your payment
This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
Learn more about fees for postgraduate study.
Payments and refunds
For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.
Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
How does a HELP loan work?
If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
This program is approved for income support.
You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.
If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022 is $315.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.
Looking for answers or more general infomation?
For frequently asked questions or how to find more information regarding applications and enrolments, fees, student support services, university policies and more, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.