Graduate Diploma of Commerce

Qualification: Graduate Diploma
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: Self-paced, max of 10 years
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology

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About this course

Studying this Graduate Diploma of Commerce program through Open Universities Australia will give you the knowledge and skills you need to forge a successful career in commerce.

In this postgraduate commerce program, you will learn the fundamentals of what makes businesses tick, the context in which they operate and the forces that guide modern business activity. You gain skills and training in human resource management, public relations, supply chain management and contemporary marketing.

You will also gain an understanding of the challenges facing businesses in the 21st century, including sustainable business principles, and the nature of the relationship between commercial viability and accountability and sustainable business practices in today’s global environment.

Eligibility

Applicants are required to have:

OR

  • Completed sufficient relevant work experience

OR

Prior learning

Applicants may be eligible for recognition of previous studies.

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

Study periods

Open Universities courses are offered in specific study intakes every year, known as Study Periods or Sessions. This means more flexibility as you can choose when to start studying. If you are studying undergraduate units you can start at the beginning of any of the four Study Periods each year, each lasting 13 weeks. Most postgraduate courses are offered in three Sessions per year, with each Session lasting 14 weeks. Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.

Shorter programs

If you choose not to study the entire Graduate Diploma of Commerce degree you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or prefer not to commit to the whole study period. Depending on the units studied, you can exit with a Graduate Certificate of Commerce.

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OUA has done away with traditional semesters to give you the flexibility you need. Find out more.

How will this course advance my career?

Study commerce, and the world is your oyster. Organisations need people with the knowledge and skills to understand the complex interactions between external forces and business strategies, and the training to implement those strategies.

The emphasis this course places on strategic business management, sustainable business practices and corporate reponsibility, as well as strategic human resource management, makes it a course that will equip you with the skills and perspective necessary to succeed in business today.

How else will I benefit from this graduate diploma?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Diploma of Commerce from Swinburne University, as if you had studied on campus.
  • Flexible study: studying by correspondence means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
  • Government financial support available through FEE-HELP.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Financial options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive Abstudy/Austudy, Youth Allowance, FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP or scholarships.

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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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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