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Graduate Certificate in Commerce

Overview

Develop specialist knowledge and skills in applied finance, professional accounting and information systems to think critically, make confident decisions and advance your career.

The Graduate Certificate in Commerce has been designed to equip you with highly regarded formal qualifications in finance, accounting or information systems, and provide you with the know-how to move into senior management or financial roles.

You'll study 3 of the 4 foundation courses, and can study one course that is a specialist course or a foundation course in the field of your choice (accounting, information services or finance).

The graduate certificate is usually taken by students who want to get a taste of university life without committing to the full master's degree. Often, students can progress into the master's program after completing the graduate certificate if they meet a certain level.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5326
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$22624 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Semester dates for 2023 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5326
CRICOS Code
048758B
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Build your theoretical and technical knowledge of the financial services industry.
  • Move to the next level of your career by developing a greater understanding of finance and advancing your management skills.
  • Gain qualifications in commerce that are recognised by employers worldwide.
  • Benefit from the Business School’s long held research capability and the achievements of its academic staff, many considered the most innovative educators in Australia.

1 in Queensland for accounting and finance

QS World University Rankings 2021

48 in the world for accounting and finance

QS World University Rankings 2021

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Quantitative analyst
  • Pricing strategy lead
  • Performance analyst
  • Compliance manager
  • Transaction services director
  • Business analyst
  • Systems analyst

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
  • to have completed post-secondary study, plus 5 years of full-time equivalent work experience, or
  • 7 years of full-time equivalent work experience.

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and/or work experience will be individually assessed.

Prerequisites

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
  • to have completed post-secondary study, plus 5 years of full-time equivalent work experience, or
  • 7 years of full-time equivalent work experience.

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and/or work experience will be individually assessed.

Related programs

Depending on your previous qualifications and current goals, you might want to consider
one of these related programs:

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

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.

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.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Commerce are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $22,624

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Commerce for one semester in 2022. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

AUD $18,080

Indicative annual fee 2021

Fee information for 2022 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2021.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Commerce for one semester in 2022. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

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.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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