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Graduate Certificate in Business

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertBus

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2765.3

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 044818E

Students should follow the course structure for the course or course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is Quarter 1, 2017 or later.

Commencement Year 2015 and 2016 - 2765.2 - Graduate Certificate in Business

The Graduate Certificate in Business is intended to provide graduates with foundational business skills. Graduates may choose to undertake this qualification in preparation for further study.

Study Mode
Six months full-time or one year part-time.


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline


Have a minimum of five years full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience


Have an advanced diploma in a business discipline and have a minimum of eight years general work experience.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points.

Students in the Master of Business Administration must complete 40 credit points as specified below. MBA students are expected to complete 20 credit points of study before undertaking 200831 - Integrated Business Experience 1.

200817Business Communication Skills
200831Integrated Business Experience 1
200825Understanding Contemporary Organisations

Choose one of

200737Marketing Systems
200820The Contemporary Business Environment

Alternatively, students may complete 40 credit points of units (excluding capstone units) from any postgraduate business program. This requires approval from the Director of Academic Program.

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