Blue map Accredited courses from leading Australian universities, TAFEs and colleges

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    8 months full time (maximum 2 years)

  • Start date:

    3 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Kaplan Business School

  • Location:


  • Career Outcomes:

    Office Manager | Business Manager | Small Business Manager | Operations Manager | View all

Want more course info?

Grey pdf icon

And get a free course guide

What you'll learn

About this course

Experienced in business but don't have a degree? Enhance your career prospects in less than a year with the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration at Kaplan Business School.

Over just four units, this foundational course enables you to develop a strong understanding of the context of management and business, either preparing you for further study at a master's degree level or offering you a standalone Graduate Certificate qualification.

In small classes, you'll study leadership, governance, financial management, ethics, consumer behaviour and marketing psychology, with a strong focus on building and managing sustainable, healthy organisations.

You'll advance your existing management thinking and develop the strategic abilities to run better businesses - positioning you for future career and study success.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Qualify for mature age entry (ages 21 and above); OR
  • Have achieved a minimum ATAR score of 55, or equivalent; OR
  • Have completed the VCE, OP or SACE; OR
  • Provide an academic letter of recommendation

Kaplan Business School also offers a range of alternative entry pathways if you don't meet these criteria. Enquire now to chat with a course advisor!

Areas of study

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

  • Culture and contemporary leadership
  • Governance, ethics and sustainability
  • Financial and economic interpretation and communication
  • Consumer behaviour and marketing psychology

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

Kaplan Business School Kaplan Business School provides holistic business education that equips students with the knowledge, skills and tools required to manage, lead, and succeed in a real work environment.

Kaplan Business School’s qualifications are delivered through a unique blend of practical and theoretical components, and with no exams to study for, students complete assessments that reflect global industry practices.

Kaplan offers an industry placement program that gives students and graduates the opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience.

Kaplan Business School supports its students at every stage of the educational journey, and offers personalised, student-driven programs. This includes the unique Career Mentorship Program, which pairs Kaplan students with industry leaders. This gives students the opportunity to build their professional networks and gain valuable industry insights.

Kaplan Business School help their students achieve career success with Careers Central, their on-campus careers services team. Careers Central services include an industry placement service, which enables students to put theory into practice. Search for the perfect job using Career Hub, Kaplan’s online job board. Kaplan students get support in achieving their career goals with 1-on-1 careers coaching.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • New South Wales: Sydney
  • Victoria: Melbourne
  • Queensland: Brisbane
  • South Australia: Adelaide

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate of Business Administration from Kaplan Business School.

The knowledge gained in this course may enhance your existing work, and permit you to seek more specialised employment in leadership and management across a wide range of industries. You may seek employment as a consultant, manager, advisor or business development professional for government or non-government organisations or private-sector companies.

This course may also act as a pathway to further studies, and could qualify you to undertake study towards a master's degree at Kaplan Business School or another qualified provider. You may choose to complete a Master of Business Administration in either a general or specialised field.

  • Office Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Small Business Manager
  • Operations Manager

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Payment plans are available for continuing students from their 2nd trimester onwards.

As part of their commitment to helping individuals reach their educational and career goals, Kaplan Business School also offers a number of scholarships to students in Australia and across the globe, including High Achievers Scholarships, Alumni Scholarships and Regional Scholarships. 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.

Get more information

Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.

Your details will only be shared with the provider listed above.
View our privacy policy

WAIT! Are you sure this isn't the right course for you?

Thank you email icon


we'll be in touch

Over 1,000 accredited online courses from leading Australian universities, TAFEs and colleges