Graduate Certificate in Commerce

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What is this course about?

CSU's Graduate Certificate in Commerce is a highly flexible course, providing quality education in commerce-related fields. It particularly caters to students from diverse educational backgrounds who wish to consolidate their understanding of commerce.

The strength of this course is the flexibility for students to choose from a wide variety of subjects that meet their career needs, interest and aspirations, without the need to specialise in one discipline.

CSU's Graduate Certificate in Commerce is also a pathway to a number of CSU's Master programs, including the Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Commerce, for students without an undergraduate degree. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Commerce, students may receive credit for up to four subjects in most of our Master programs.

The Graduate Certificate in Commerce is designed and delivered with study flexibility in mind.  Our flexible learning environment allows students to study this online course from anywhere in the world.  Subjects are taught using a range of blended learning techniques which include online education study materials, online meetings and subject forums.

Students can choose between full-time and part-time study options so as to fit in with work and lifestyle commitments. Students can choose to study just one subject per session, or with approval, study up to four subjects per session which allows students to fast-track their degree completion.

International students may choose to study the Graduate Certificate in Commerce on campus at the CSU Study Centres located in Sydney and Melbourne.

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Graduation requirements

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 4 subjects (32 points).

Academic expectations

For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

Students may be assessed via a variety of methods such as assignments, examinations, case studies, workplace learning, or reports as indicated in specific subject outlines.

Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

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On campus; Distance education


Melbourne (Study Centre); Sydney (Study Centre)


Session 1; Session 2; Session 3




1 year by distance education



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