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Graduate Certificate in  Commerce

Program code: 5326

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Want to build a career in finance? This six-month program offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of financial information so you can move into, or ahead in, the financial services sector.

  • The Graduate Certificate in Commerce teaches the theoretical and technical fundamentals of the financial services sector in areas including accounting, economics, financial management and analysis, and information systems.
  • Benefit from a program that teaches a combination of core skills and specialist knowledge. You will develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that will allow you to adapt to evolving business environments.
  • Develop your management skills and your knowledge of financial decision-making. You can also use this program as a pathway to the Master of Commerce program, which offers specialised fields of study.
  • Learn from some of the most innovative commerce educators in Australia. Many of our staff maintain strong links with industry and work in consultancy for leading companies, government agencies and not-for-profit organisations.

Take the next step, earn a formal qualification and get ready for a fast-paced, diverse and rewarding career, whether locally or globally.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ Business School was the first business school in Australia to be accredited by the pre-eminent ranking bodies AACSB International and EQUIS. UQ was also ranked 38th in the world for accounting and finance in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers through internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

  • Fast Facts

    Stay ahead of the game

    Our business programs are regularly updated to include topical and innovative study areas. Our courses reflect the world right now and address constantly evolving issues in areas like sustainability, climate, entrepreneurship and new technologies

  • Professional experience

    Give back and grow your network

    The Community Engagement Program (CEP) gives you opportunities to work on real-life projects with not-for-profit and community organisations. In small groups, you'll apply your classroom knowledge and experience, and develop your leadership and networking skills.

Career outcomes

Graduates with qualifications in finance and commerce are sought after by organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Graduates can expect to find entry-level employment opportunities in a range of fields, including management consulting, electronic retailing, information system infrastructure, stockbroking, banking and finance, and funds management.

Many of our graduates use their qualifications as a way of moving ahead with their careers – whether they currently work in commerce or not.

You can use the Graduate Certificate in Commerce as a stepping-stone to the Master of Commerce program, which offers more specialised, higher-level study, and greater professional opportunities.

Summary

  • Program code
    5326
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale; OR post-secondary study and at least five years full-time work experience as approved by the Executive Dean; OR seven years full-time work experience as approved by the Executive Dean.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Commerce are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Commerce. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Commerce have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Commerce pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $16,460
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Commerce for one semester in 2019. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program.

The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Commerce can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Commerce is 5326. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

The following supporting documentation is required for all applications. Please ensure that you have included ALL required documentation when you submit your application.

  • Official transcripts of previous studies.
  • Evidence of work experience in the form of a CV. Please ensure that your CV includes your full work history, and outlines the major activities you undertake on a daily basis (if you are applying obo work experience).
  • Evidence of residency status.
  • Permanent residents will be required to sit an IELTS test if their prior studies were taught in an institution where English was not the language of instruction.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Commerce is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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