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Get job-ready for a career in SAP solutions, with our world-leading graduate program in ERP systems.

If you are interested in a career using SAP software, VU is the place to study for it. We have the most comprehensive postgraduate program in Australia, with strong industry connections.

We offer hands-on experience and 24-hour online access to SAP. Our course covers:

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

This certificate is the first step in our respected graduate program. For IT and computer science graduates, it offers a bridge into a corporate profession. You’ll study process engineering and SAP reporting through business analytics, and the main SAP processes, including:

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

For those aiming for a management role, this certificate leads into our Master of Enterprise Resource Planning Management.

Read about VU's world-class SAP education.

Victoria University will be the first university in Australia to connect students, researchers and startups with SAP customers and partners through a SAP Next-Gen lab.

The industry collaboration will help us build innovations in technology that are linked to the 17 UN Global Goals.

Our plan is to develop this lab into a learning, research and collaborative workspace to develop technological innovations for the future.

Our students have been given an industry project from AusNet Services, Victoria’s largest energy delivery service business. AusNet owns and operates approximately $11 billion of electricity and gas transmission and distribution assets.

We have strong industry partnerships – including with Linfox and SAP. Our lecturers include people who work in the field, and have ideal expertise and networks.

You’ll have the chance to work with our partners in SAP-related fields. You’ll also have opportunities to practise roles in analytics or other ERP positions.

If you’re aiming for a leadership or management role in SAP or other ERP systems, our masters degree will take your qualifications to the right level.

Our business courses are designed to lead into one another. When you graduate from this course, you’ll gain entry to our Master of Enterprise Resource Planning Management. The credits earned during your graduate certificate will count towards that masters degree.

As a postgraduate student you might want to take up one of many opportunities to further develop your academic language and study skills. VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

Our campus libraries have photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll also have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including:

  • databases
  • e-learning content for courses
  • student email
  • student software packages
  • social networking tools.

On campus, we make sure that all of our students have access to digital resources. We offer:

Careers in SAP/ERP

In an era where information and data are central to business, our graduate certificate is useful and valuable in finding work.

According to Accenture, there are more roles in which SAP expertise is required than roles with any other systems integrator.

Industries where ERP/SAP skills are used include:

  • construction
  • customer-relationship management
  • finance
  • manufacturing
  • marketing
  • sporting industries
  • tourism.


The Australian average salary for ICT business and systems analysts is $95,000 (JobOutlook).

With our graduate certificate, you will gain the skillset to begin your career in a number of ERP/SAP roles.

This course provides opportunities for:

  • IT, information systems and computer-science graduates looking to work in corporate ERP/SAP organisations
  • technology analysts looking to move into business analytics
  • business analysts looking to move to a SAP-based organisation
  • SAP professionals looking to expand their career opportunities.

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.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.


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.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type for this course: Full-fee

Fee type definitions

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
  • Full-fee paying place pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

To calculate the total cost of your course either use our fee calculator, or:

  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

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.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
Applicants with a minimum five (5) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.

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.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

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.

How to apply

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

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