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0.5 years full time or longer for part time
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Applications due 1 March 2018


We are one of the world's leading institutions in ERP systems (SAP) education as recognised by industry, SAP and academia.

We have strong links with the ERP industry and offer a comprehensive ERP curriculum including:

  • SAP process or module delivery
  • SAP technical and configuration development
  • and SAP/ERP application packages.

The specialist Graduate Certificate in Enterprise and Resource Planning Systems focuses on the main SAP processes including:

  • production planning
  • materials management
  • sales & distribution
  • accounting and human resources.

It also covers process engineering and SAP reporting through business analytics.

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This course is designed to appeal to a wide span of areas. The traditional IT/IS fields have evolved with the rapid deployment of ERP suites that now encompass all functions in large organisations.

The course provides several opportunities for the following types of applicants:

  • the technology Bachelors graduate (Information Technology/Information Systems/Computer Science) who wishes to gain a foothold in corporate ERP/SAP organisations,
  • the technology analyst who wishes to transition to a business analyst role,
  • the business analyst (non SAP organisation) who wishes to transition to an SAP based organisation, and,
  • the business person (SAP organisation) who wishes to obtain career advancement via an SAP role.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning Systems is a 48 credit points (4 unit) course.

  1. Three core units, BCO6603, BCO5501, BCO6007
  2. One Elective unit from the College of Business Postgraduate courses.

Year 1, Semester 1

One Elective (12 credit points) from the College of Business Postgraduate Courses (subject to availability)

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Review conceptual frameworks and analyse their application to achieve effective Enterprise Systems practice;  
  2. Interpret and justify practical ERP concepts and related knowledge to think critically in the resolution of business problems in contemporary Enterprise Systems;  
  3. Critically apply cross disciplinary knowledge in creative decision making;  
  4. Demonstrate independent judgement in a range of technical or management functions in response to contemporary and future business challenges;  
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of Enterprise and associated Information Systems in the support of complex management decision making;  
  6. Effectively communicate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences;  
  7. Contribute consistently, with personal accountability for outputs in a dynamic 21st century work team, working in socially responsible manner.  

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Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • Mature: To qualify for admission to the course, applicants must have completed one of the following:
    • A Bachelors degree (AQF 7) in a Business related field (such as, Information Technology, Information Systems, Business) OR
    • A Bachelors Degree (AQF 7) in a different field

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

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If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

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