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Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne Online (RTO 3059)

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About this course

The business world is dynamic and ruthless, and Swinburne Online is committed to giving you a competitive edge in your business career. The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration course develops your ability to think strategically, lead effectively and make well-informed entrepreneurial decisions. Throughout the course you will have contact with industry experts, giving you the opportunity to benefit from their years of experience, real-world insights and community of business connections.

Key study areas covered in this postgraduate program include decision making, problem solving and leadership in the business realm, and strategic marketing for entrepreneurial success. The online program is designed to be flexible and to meet your industry's needs as well as your own. Whether you want to own your own business or gain a promotion within your company, this course will help you achieve your career goals.


To gain entry into this course, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed an undergraduate qualification, plus three years of managerial professional experience; OR
  • Can demonstrate five years of managerial work experience plus submit a statement of purpose

Areas of study

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

  • Accounting information and managerial decision making
  • Management analysis and problem-solving
  • Strategic and entrepreneurial marketing
  • Leading
RTO 3059
Swinburne Online combines the prestigious name and high-quality education of Swinburne University of Technology with the ease and flexibility of online study. Drawing on over 20 years’ experience in the online tertiary education space, Swinburne Online has already helped over 5,000 students graduate with an industry-recognised qualification. With a range of university degrees and vocational diplomas that cover specialities including education, social sciences, business, design and communication – Swinburne Online is dedicated to helping students achieve their potential.
As a Swinburne Online student, you will have access to variety of support options to help you get the most out of your learning experience. A dedicated team of Student Liaison Officers (SLOs) are available seven days a week to answer any of your questions – be it academic, technical or administrative. You will also be assigned an eLearning advisor for the duration of your course, who will be your academic point of contact.

Career outcomes

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

This course will develop your leadership, entrepreneurial and strategic skills, building on your professional experience; and completion of the course is a pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

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

  • Bookkeeper
  • Event Manager
  • Human Resources 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 government study loan through FEE HELP. Swinburne Online offers a number of scholarships and grants as a means of promoting equality, recognising excellence, and alleviating financial hardship. Enquire now for more information.

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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