Complete a Graduate Certificate in 6 months

Graduate Certificate courses

Advance your career with a postgraduate qualification from Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong. Our Graduate Certificate courses are offered online and applications are open to those with work experience, without an undergraduate qualification

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ELIGIBILITY & FEES

What is a Graduate Certificate?

A Graduate Certificate is a 6-month postgraduate university degree, which is designed to equip you with specific high-level skills in a selected knowledge area. Graduates at this level will have advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work.

Although a Graduate Certificates sits higher than a Bachelor’s degree and below a Master’s degree on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), most Graduate Certificates do not require you to have completed a Bachelor’s degree; your professional work experience can gain you entry.

Graduate Certificate courses

The Graduate Certificate in Analytics of Medical Imaging Data is an online degree that equips health professionals with specialist data analytics skills. Developed in collaboration with the Medical Imaging Service of Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD), NSW Health, Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI) and the University of Wollongong, you will learn to develop strategies for dealing with large volumes of medical imaging data collected through medical imaging technologies. Through this course you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to become an effective leader in data analytics for this profession. 

Subjects include:

  • Essential Techniques and Tools for Applied Analytics
  • Introducing Medical Imaging Data for Applied Analytics
  • Investigative & Diagnostic Data Analytics for Medical Imaging
  • Prescriptive & Predictive Analytics for Medical Imaging

EXPLORE THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ANALYTICS OF MEDICAL IMAGING DATA

Key facts

Duration: 4 Trimesters (10 weeks each) part-time only
Subjects: 4. See Course Handbook for details.
Fees: $4,472*
Delivery: Online
Next intake: August

* The above tuition fees are the amount payable for a Commonwealth Supported place (2024 fees).

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance is an introductory course designed to provide a general understanding of areas in applied finance.

Subjects include:

  • Financial Statement Analysis For Business
  • Advanced Managerial Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Statistics for Decision Making

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance, you may enrol in a Master of Applied Finance and be eligible for credit for the 4 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate. Progression with credit to other Master’s programs, including the MBA, may also be possible.

We value the importance of prior learning and work experience in this course and understand that not all mature age working professionals have completed an undergraduate degree. If you fit this profile, you can still apply for the course, as we will assess your other relevant tertiary qualifications or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience.

Explore the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance

Key Facts

Duration: 2 Trimesters (10 weeks each) full-time, or part-time equivalent
Subjects: 4. See Course Handbook for details.
Fees: $8,160*
Delivery: Online, or on-campus (Sydney CBD or Wollongong campus)
Next intake: February

* The above tuition fees are the amount payable for a Commonwealth Supported place (2024 fees)

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting is an introductory course that provides a general understanding of accounting and related areas in business, including finance, statistics and economics.

Subjects include:

  • Accounting Foundations for Professionals
  • Economics for Professionals
  • Statistics for Decision Making
  • Managerial Finance

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting, you may enrol in a Master of Professional Accounting or Master of Professional Accounting Advanced, and be eligible for credit for the 4 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate. Progression to other Masters programs, including the MBA, may also be possible with some credit.

We value the importance of prior learning and work experience in this course and understand that not all mature age working professionals have completed an undergraduate degree. If you fit this profile, you can still apply for the course, as we will assess your other relevant tertiary qualifications or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience.

Explore the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Key Facts

Duration: 2 Trimesters (10 weeks each) full-time, or part-time equivalent
Subjects: 4. See Course Handbook for details.
Fees: $8,160*
Delivery: On-campus (Sydney CBD or Wollongong campus)
Next intake: February

* The above tuition fees are the amount payable for a Commonwealth Supported place (2024 fees).

The Graduate Certificate in Business is for those who want to advance their career, formalise their industry experience or up-skill and move into a business-focused role within their field. This course covers key business areas including accounting, financial management, organisational behaviour and marketing management.

The Graduate Certificate in Business caters for both professional and lifestyle commitments by giving students the choice to study on campus at Wollongong, Sydney CBD, or online.

Subjects include:

  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Organisational Behaviour and Management
  • Principles of Marketing Management
  • Operations Management

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business, you may enrol in a range of master’s programs offered by Sydney Business School and be eligible for credit for the 4 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate. Progression to the MBA may also be possible with some credit.

We value the importance of prior learning and work experience in this course and understand that not all mature age working professionals have completed an undergraduate degree. If you fit this profile, you can still apply for the course, as we will assess your other relevant tertiary qualifications or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience.

Explore the Graduate Certificate in Business

Key facts

Duration: 2 Trimesters (10 weeks each) full-time, or part-time equivalent
Subjects: 4. See Course Handbook for details.
Fees: $8,160*
Delivery: Online (100% self-paced learning), or on-campus (Sydney CBD or Wollongong Campus)
Next intake: February

* The above tuition fees are the amount payable for a Commonwealth Supported place (2024 fees).

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is a pathway into the Master of Business Administration or a standalone qualification for experienced professionals with ambition and drive to develop their responsible and sustainable leadership skills and start to gain the holistic strategic business point-of-view required to operate effectively in an increasingly competitive and changing global business world.

Embedded in the Master of Business Administration (MBA), this course focuses on marketing, talent management and accounting from a variety of perspectives. You will also develop communication, information and analytical skills while taking account of business ethics, regulatory governance and context-specific constraints.

Subjects include:

  • Accounting for Managerial Decision Making
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Responsible Talent Management Strategies
  • Plus 1 elective from an approved list.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, you may enrol in a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration or Master of Business Administration Advanced, and be eligible for credit for the 4 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate.

Explore the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Key Facts

Duration: 2 trimesters (10 weeks each) full-time, or part-time equivalent
Subjects: 4. See Course Handbook for details.
Fees: $8,160*
Delivery: Online, or on-campus (Sydney CBD or Wollongong campus)
Next intake: February

* The above tuition fees are the amount payable for a Commonwealth Supported place (2024 fees)

In today’s technology driven world, people and organisations are generating, collecting and storing more data than ever before. Organisations across various industries are seeking graduates with skills to utilise and interpret this data to inform business strategies and add value to their business.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is designed to prepare you with the essential skills to undertake real world Business Analytics tasks on big data business problems. The course introduces various tools and techniques that allow you to learn and explore different capabilities of statistical learning for Business Analytics.

Subjects include:

  • Essential Elements for Business Analytics
  • Techniques and Tools for Business Analytics
  • Business Analytics for Economic and Market Environments
  • Business Analytics for Services and Operations

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, you may enrol in a Master of Business Analytics and be eligible for credit for the 4 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate. Progression with credit to other Master’s programs, including the MBA, may also be possible.

We value the importance of prior learning and work experience in this course and understand that not all mature age working professionals have completed an undergraduate degree. If you fit this profile, you can still apply for the course, as we will assess your other relevant tertiary qualifications or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience.

Explore the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Key facts

Duration: 2 Trimesters (10 weeks each) full-time, or part-time equivalent
Subjects: 4. See Course Handbook for details.
Fees: $4,472*
Delivery: Online, or on-campus (Sydney CBD or Wollongong campus)
Next intake: February

* The above tuition fees are the amount payable for a Commonwealth Supported place (2024 fees)

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing and Data Analytics will enable you to use digital technologies and various types of data to make informed and effective marketing decisions to achieve objectives. This degree combines marketing fundamentals, marketing research, digital marketing strategies and cutting-edge analytics techniques.

You will learn how to explore consumer insights using data analytics techniques from various marketing channels to maximise and optimise return on marketing investment. Using practical exercises and real-world examples, this course is designed to prepare you as a digital and data-driven marketer for the 21st century.

Subjects include:

  • Principles of Marketing Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Research for Marketing Decisions 
  • Big Data & Marketing Analytics

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing and Data Analytics, you may enrol in the Master of Marketing and will be eligible for credit for the 4 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate. If you meet the additional work experience requirements for the MBA, you will be eligible for credit for 3 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate. Progression into other master’s programs offered by Sydney Business School may also be possible with some credit.

We value the importance of prior learning and work experience in this course and understand that not all mature age working professionals have completed an undergraduate degree. If you fit this profile, you can still apply for the course, as we will assess your other relevant tertiary qualifications or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience.

EXPLORE THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN DIGITAL MARKETING AND DATA ANALYTICS

Key Facts

Duration: 2 Trimesters (10 weeks each) full-time, or part-time equivalent
Subjects: 4. See Course Handbook for details.
Fees: $7,238* 
Delivery: Online, or on-campus (Sydney CBD or Wollongong campus)
Next intake: February

* The above tuition fees are the amount payable for a Commonwealth Supported place (2024 fees)

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management is designed for those who are seeking to progress their career in Human Resources, or those currently working in the industry who wish to gain a relevant postgraduate qualification to update their skills and knowledge.

Subjects include:

  • Organisational Behaviour and Management
  • Human Resources Development
  • Performance Management
  • Job Analysis, Recruitment and Selection

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, you may enrol in the Master of Human Resource Management and will be eligible for credit for the 4 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate. If you meet the additional work experience requirements for the MBA, you will be eligible for credit for 3 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate.

We value the importance of prior learning and work experience in this course and understand that not all mature age working professionals have completed an undergraduate degree. If you fit this profile, you can still apply for the course, as we will assess your other relevant tertiary qualifications or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience.

Explore the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Key facts

Duration: 2 Trimesters (10 weeks each) full-time, or part-time equivalent
Subjects: 4. See Course Handbook for details.
Fees: $8,160*
Delivery: Online, or on-campus (Sydney CBD or Wollongong campus)
Next intake: February

* The above tuition fees are the amount payable for a Commonwealth Supported place (2024 fees)

The Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is suitable for students looking to learn the theoretical knowledge and tools to lead innovation and entrepreneurship in the world economy. This degree will equip you with creative tools and techniques, helping you to identify and exploit entrepreneurial opportunities, how to create an appropriate business model, and how to establish an appropriate financial basis for a start-up. You will learn how to foster a culture conducive to innovation and how to develop a business plan for the opportunity you identify.

Subjects include:

  • Financial Skills for Entrepreneurs
  • Insights into Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Business Innovation Plan
  • Contemporary Leadership Skills for Entrepreneurs

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, you may enrol in a Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and be eligible for credit for the 4 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate. Progression with credit to other Master’s programs, including the MBA, may also be possible.

We value the importance of prior learning and work experience in this course and understand that not all mature age working professionals have completed an undergraduate degree. If you fit this profile, you can still apply for the course, as we will assess your other relevant tertiary qualifications or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience.

Explore the Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Key Facts

Duration: 2 Trimesters (10 weeks each) full-time, or part-time equivalent
Subjects: 4. See Course Handbook for details.
Fees: $8,160*
Delivery: Online, or on-campus (Sydney CBD or Wollongong campus)
Next intake: February

* The above tuition fees are the amount payable for a Commonwealth Supported place (2024 fees).

The Graduate Certificate in Marketing is designed for those who are seeking to progress their career in Marketing or those currently working in the industry who wish to gain a relevant postgraduate qualification to update their skills and knowledge.

Subjects include:

  • Principles of Marketing Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Communications
  • Research for Marketing Decisions

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Marketing, you may enrol in the Master of Marketing and will be eligible for credit for the 4 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate. If you meet the additional work experience requirements for the Master of Business Administration (MBA), you will be eligible for credit for 3 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate.

We value the importance of prior learning and work experience in this course and understand that not all mature age working professionals have completed an undergraduate degree. If you fit this profile, you can still apply for the course, as we will assess your other relevant tertiary qualifications or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience.

Explore the Graduate Certificate in Marketing

Key facts

Duration: 2 Trimesters (10 weeks each) full-time, or part-time equivalent
Subjects: 4. See Course Handbook for details.
Fees: $8,160
Delivery: Online, or on-campus (Sydney CBD or Wollongong campus)
Next intake: February

* The above tuition fees are the amount payable for a Commonwealth Supported place (2024 fees).

The Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership and Management introduces and develops a wide range of contemporary skills to be used by project team leaders and managers. Building on the foundations of responsible management, this course emphasises the dynamic interplay between ethical practice, leadership decision making and teamwork for successful project delivery.

You will learn the diversity, forms and roles of project management and its uses in organisations. Relevant industry case-based scenarios will be used to develop your critical skills and techniques for managing processes and stakeholders to achieve positive project outcomes.

Subjects include:

  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Project Management
  • Managing and Leading Project Teams
  • Project Management in Practice

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership and Management, you may enrol in the Master of Project Management and will be eligible for credit for the 4 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate. If you meet the additional work experience requirements for the MBA, you will be eligible for credit for 3 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate. Progression into other master’s programs offered by Sydney Business School may also be possible with some credit.

We value the importance of prior learning and work experience in this course and understand that not all mature age working professionals have completed an undergraduate degree. If you fit this profile, you can still apply for the course, as we will assess your other relevant tertiary qualifications or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience.

EXPLORE THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PROJECT LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

Key facts

Duration: 2 Trimesters (10 weeks each) full-time, or part-time equivalent
Subjects: 
4. See Course Handbook for details.
Fees:
$8,160*
Delivery: 
Online, or on-campus (Sydney CBD or Wollongong campus)
Next intake: 
February

* The above tuition fees are the amount payable for a Commonwealth Supported place (2024 fees).

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Supply Chain Management is aimed at those seeking to develop or expand their skills in supply chain management and key business functions of procurement and logistics.

This degree builds upon the core principles of supply chain management to explore contemporary drivers for supply chain functions, while addressing the importance of recognising and managing risk in global business environments. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are used to inform responsible decision making and practice across core supply chain functions.

Subjects include:

  • Business Challenge
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Procurement Management
  • Logistics Systems

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Supply Chain Management, you may enrol in the Master of Supply Chain Management and will be eligible for credit for the 4 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate. If you meet the additional work experience requirements for the MBA, you will be eligible for credit for 3 subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate. Progression into other master’s programs offered by Sydney Business School may also be possible with some credit.

We value the importance of prior learning and work experience in this course and understand that not all mature age working professionals have completed an undergraduate degree. If you fit this profile, you can still apply for the course, as we will assess your other relevant tertiary qualifications or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience.

EXPLORE THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Key facts

Duration: 2 Trimesters (10 weeks each), or part-time equivalent
Subjects: 4. See Course Handbook for details.
Fees: $7,238*
Delivery: Online, or on-campus (Sydney CBD or Wollongong campus)
Next intake: February

* The above tuition fees are the amount payable for a Commonwealth Supported place (2024 fees).

Flexible Study Options

Sydney Business School programs are available to study face-to-face at our Wollongong and Sydney CBD campuses, as well as via distance delivery online (excluding Professional Accounting programs). Distance delivery allows you to attend pre-scheduled virtual classes online and does not require you to attend campus.

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