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Graduate Certificate of Commerce

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    Graduate Certificate

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  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne University of Technology

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What you'll learn

About this course

This online graduate certificate through Open Universities Australia is a business course that will boost your career in commerce. Building on your undergraduate qualification or relevant business experience, this online course will continue to hone your skills and help you understand the ever changing political, economic and social conditions of the business sector.

The course will take you through topics such as change management, risk assessment, advanced leadership, business research and analysis. You will become proficient in navigating the business landscape using your knowledge of sustainable practice, corporate responsibility and the global environment. This course can lead to further postgraduate study options such as a graduate diploma of master of commerce. Upon completion, you will graduate with a qualification from Swinburne University.


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent; OR
  • Sufficient business experience

Areas of study

In this postgraduate commerce program, the subjects you will study include:

  • Sustainable business practice in a dynamic global environment
  • Commercial accountability
  • Challenges in a global environment
  • The global knowledge economy
  • Technology, knowledge management and global integration
  • Leading and managing people in chaos and complexity
  • Measuring strategic performance in an era of constant change
  • Organisational design: agility and sustainability
  • Public relations: reputation to risk
  • Operations and supply chain management
  • Corporate social responsibility: the quest for business sustainability
  • Adaptive strategy and business sustainability
  • Public/private interface for sustainable infrastructure
  • Contemporary applied marketing
  • Business research methods
  • Research project
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Certificate of Commerce from Swinburne University of Technology.

A career in business can offer a lot of scope and a postgraduate qualification in commerce can help you narrow down the field. You will demonstrate to your current or future employers that you are committed to continuing professional development. In an increasingly competitive environment, your graduate certificate of commerce will provide you with the skills and attributes of a business leader. You will also gain an understanding of strategic human resource management and how to be sustainable in recruitment and business practice.

Curious about where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Accountant
  • Financial Dealer
  • Financial Broker
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Workplace Relations Officer
  • Marketing Officer
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Economist
  • IT Manager

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or scholarships.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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