Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    6 months full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    2 intake dates each year - enquire today!

  • Awarded by:

    Deakin University

  • Location


  • Course fee:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Business Manager | Small Business Manager | Team Leader | Operations Manager | Operations Officer | View All

Course Rundown

Build in-demand skills for a new career in organisational management with this Graduate Certificate of Business Administration course from Deakin University. 

Designed for students seeking to start a new career, this industry-focused foundation course provides you with the fundamental skills, knowledge and insights required to thrive working in business leadership and management. You’ll be qualified to change careers or accelerate your path in just six months of study – and this course offers a pathway to the highly regarded Graduate Diploma of Business Administration or Master of Business Administration, giving you significant opportunities for enhancing your career. 

This qualification will cover key business concepts, including organisational management, business leadership, strategic planning and team management, and will help you build core business skills. If you’re looking for a career change and want to get started in business or management, this course is for you.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and have three years of relevant work experience in a managerial or professional role; OR
  • Have five years of relevant work experience in a managerial or professional role.

English language proficiently requirements also apply.

What You’ll Learn

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

  • Academic integrity
  • Strategy and value creation
  • Financial decision making
  • The economic environment

Why study with Deakin University?

Established in 1974 as Australia’s first regional university in Victoria, Deakin University has consistently raised the bar in delivering quality tertiary education with a focus on excellent teaching and research.

The multi-award winning education provider teaches over 53,000 students a year, offering renowned courses that integrate real-world expertise and practical skills. Get recognised with Deakin in a range of industries, including nutrition, sports management, property management, law, business and more. Plus, they’ve have ranked in the top 2% by the acclaimed Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Student Support

As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!

They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.

Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.

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:

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration from Deakin University.

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek employment in a broad range of operational, management and leadership roles. Upon successful completion of this qualification, you may choose to seek work as a project or team leader, as an operations officer, or in strategic planning and analysis in a range of industries, including banking and finance, education, mining, building and construction, arts and media, or in international relations, trading or development. 

This course acts as a pathway to the highly regarded Graduate Diploma of Business Administration or Master of Business Administration, giving you significant opportunities for enhancing and furthering your career. 

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The estimated cost of this course is $16,900.

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees. Deakin University also offers scholarships to successful applicants.

Enquire now to find a payment option that works for you! 

FEE-HELPYou 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.