Graduate Certificate in Management

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    18 months full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne Online

  • Career Outcomes:

    Operations Manager | Executive General Manager | Strategic Manager |

Course Rundown

If you’re a natural born leader and more a doer than a follower than a career in management is your calling! Progress up the ladder with the Graduate Certificate in Management led by Swinburne Online. 

Soft skills like problem-solving, leadership and critical thinking have become more valuable than ever and Swinburne Online are determined to help you meet employer demands by equipping you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed as a manager. 

You won’t just be an average leader, in this course, you’ll build on your understanding of how organisations work, learn how to capitalise on opportunities and how to deliver on projects. Stand out in the workforce and become a valuable member of any organisation with this nationally recognised qualification! 


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

  • An undergraduate qualification with three years managerial experience; OR
  • Five years managerial experience

What You’ll Learn

In this management course, subject you may study include:

  • Behaviour in Organisations
  • Opportunity and Discovery
  • Project Leadership and Governance 
  • Designing for Change 

Why study with Swinburne Online?

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With strong links to industry and a focus on practical skills, Swinburne gives students an edge in the competitive job market. Placing in the prestigious QS Graduate Employability Rankings, Swinburne shapes graduates who are confident and competent in meeting the challenges of a fast-changing world. Over 100 years, Swinburne has educated more than 150,000 graduates in areas ranging from science, technology and engineering through health, education and business to media, design and innovation. Swinburne Online has drawn on more than 20 years’ experience in the online tertiary education space to help over 9,600 students graduate with an industry-recognised qualification.

Student Support

As a Swinburne Online student you’ll have access to a range of support options to help you get the most out of your learning. A dedicated team of Student Advisors are available seven days a week to answer your questions – academic, technical or administrative. You’ll also be assigned an eLearning advisor who will be your academic point of contact for the duration of your course.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Management led by Swinburne Online. 

With this nationally recognised qualification, you'll be able to seek employment in a range of senior management roles or opt to use your qualification as a pathway to a Master of Business Administration or Master of Project Management. 

Career outcomes include:  

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The estimated cost for this course is $13,960. 

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through FEE-HELP.

Swinburne Online also offers a number of scholarships and grants as a means of promoting equality, recognising excellence, and alleviating financial hardship. Enquire now for more information.

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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.