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Graduate Diploma of Commerce

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Diploma

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  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced, max of 10 years

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne University of Technology

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What you'll learn

About this course

As a student of the Graduate Diploma of Commerce, you will learn about the forces behind modern business at your own pace, in your own time. All the key factors in business success are explored including how to engage with technology and a global knowledge economy, and everything else that goes into commercial success. Graduates will be versed in the full spectrum of contemporary business practices from research methods and measuring performance to managing marketing and public relations. Relevant to all kinds of businesses, these tried and true lessons in operations and supply chain management, leading and managing people and maintaining and adaptive strategy will set you up to get ahead.

Shorter programs

If you decide not to study the entire Graduate Diploma of Commerce degree you may be able to complete an alternative program and still receive a Graduate Certificate of Commerce. Whether you complete it in part or in full, this course will guide you through the characteristics if our globalised market and towards a sustainable business practices.


Applicants are required to have:

  • Completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution; OR
  • Completed sufficient relevant work experience; OR
  • Completed the Graduate Certificate in Commerce.

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 Diploma of Commerce from Swinburne University of Technology.

All successful businesses need their leaders to understand the forces at play around them. Obtaining a Graduate Diploma of Commerce signals that you're an individual with the knowledge and skills to turn situation into strategy. Demonstrating your knowledge of the global business environment and an understanding of human resources will open you up to management and leadership roles within a range of sectors. Most of all, with a recognised qualification in hand, you will be ready to take on the challenging and rewarding world of business.

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

  • Accountant
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Financial Dealer
  • Financial Broker
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Officer
  • Economist
  • Bank Officer
  • 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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