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Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    4 units

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    RMIT University

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What you'll learn

About this course

Designed to reflect contemporary business issues and to address the current needs of the marketplace, this online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration course is a practical way to gain the business expertise you need to excel in today's competitive workforce.

Offered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with RMIT University, the course is applicable for professionals working across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and covers key business functions. Students will gain an introduction to business management, and will also learn accounting principles, marketing basics and core leadership skills. Whether you want to switch fields, work your way up to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or simply formalise your experience, this postgraduate course is the perfect pathway to your career goals.

On-campus requirements

Students will be required to attend the RMIT Melbourne campus in order to complete one unit of study in this course.


To be eligible for this course, applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum grade point (GPA) average of 1.0 or GMAT score of 550; OR
  • Have 8+ years of work experience

Areas of study

In this business administration course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Introduction to business management (requires on-campus attendance)
  • Accounting
  • Leadership and management
  • Marketing for managers
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 in Business Administration from RMIT University.

This postgraduate qualification is designed to advance your understanding of business principles, and will reflect your substantial breadth of knowledge - giving you the perfect blend of skills to take your business career to new heights.

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

  • Bookkeeper
  • Event Manager
  • Executive Personal Assistant
  • Administration Manager
  • General Office Manager
  • Senior Executive Assistant

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.

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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