Gain a specialist postgraduate qualification to support your career development by studying our Graduate Certificate in Management.
This course has a strong foundation in organisational management and is designed as an entry point if you have hands-on management experience without an undergraduate degree. On completion you'll be able to pathway directly to a postgraduate diploma in business or into the Master of Management.
Topics covered in the course include:
- strategic human resource management
- business project management
- strategic management and business policy
- organisational change management.
From 2021, this course will be delivered in eight-week mode, which means you study two units (subjects) at a time over eight weeks (or one unit at a time over eight weeks for part-time study), rather than juggling several units at once. And with its focused timetables and smaller, collaborative classes, VU’s Block Model gives you more time to connect with your peers, lecturers and industry partners, helping you to build strong professional networks.
The VU Block Model has improved our student results and engagement, and has won multiple international awards for innovation and excellence.
The skills developed in this course will equip you for roles in management and marketing such as:
- senior management positions
- generalist or specialist managers
- project managers.
To attain the award of Graduate Certificate in Management, students will be required to complete 48 credit points consisting of:
- 48 credit points of core units
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|1.||Review theoretical approaches and analyse their application to achieve effective management strategies;|
|2.||Justify and interpret theoretical propositions and related bodies of knowledge to critically evaluate the resolution of business problems and recommend actions relevant to contemporary business settings;|
|3.||Critically appraise cross-disciplinary knowledge in decision making for management contexts;|
|4.||Exhibit knowledge, capabilities, practices, attitudes, ethics and dispositions of the discipline and management profession; and|
|5.||Effectively articulate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.|
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 definitions
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or a full fee-paying place.
Students who enrol in a:
- Commonwealth supported place pay tuition fees that are partly subsidised by the Australian government
- full fee-paying place need to pay the full amount for all enrolled units before census each study period.
In addition to your tuition fees, you may also be charged a Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF).
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.
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.
Use our credit calculator to find out how much credit you could get towards your course, based on your previous study.
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 chair or academic adviser.