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Graduate Certificate in Commerce


Graduate Certificate in Commerce

  • Award Names
  • Availability
  • Duration
  • Admission
  • Credit
  • Graduation
  • Course Structure
  • Enrolment Pattern
  • Residential School

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Commerce GradCertCom

Course Study Modes and Locations

Graduate Certificate in Commerce (2301CO)

Distance Education - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal course duration

Graduate Certificate in Commerce

Full-time 0.5 years (1.0 sessions)

Part-time 1.0 years (2.0 sessions)

Normal course duration is the effective period of time taken to complete a course when studied Full-time (Full-time Equivalent: FTE). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern for the actual length of study. Not all courses are offered in Full-time mode.

Admission criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Commerce on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to a number of Masters programs offered by the Faculty of Business and receive credit for applicable subjects.


CSU Credit Policy

No special arrangements apply.

Graduation requirements

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Commerce consists of four subjects (32 points) with the following requirements to be met:

  1. all subjects must be selected from the range of restricted elective subjects offered by the Faculty of Business at Level 5 or equivalent;
  2. students may not enrol in any subject which is substantially similar to a subject already completed; and
  3. students shall meet all prerequisite requirements.

Credit in the Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Graduate Certificate in Commerce is also a pathway into the MBA for students without an undergraduate degree. Students may receive credit for up to four subjects into the MBA upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate.

Faculty of Business restricted elective subjects

ACC501 Business Accounting & Finance
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC514 Financial Accounting
ACC515 Accounting & Finance
ACC518 Current Developments In Accounting Thought
ACC525 Financial Accountability in the Public Sector
ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
ACG504 Communication in Business
ACG506 Financial Management of Small Business
ACC566 Accounting Systems and Processes
ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
ECO501 Business Economics
ECO503 International Economics
ECO511 Economics for Business
ECO515 Managerial Economics
ECO517 Economic Evaluation
FIN516 Corporate Finance
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN521 Corporate Treasury Management
FIN522 Financial Modelling
FIN523 Lending and Financial Institutions
FIN525 Financial Institutions Management
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN531 Investments Analysis
FIN535 Strategic and Contemporary Financial Issues
FIN560 Financial Planning
FIN563 Estate Planning
FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
FIN567 Investing in Property
HRM501 Labour Market Studies
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM507 Research Methods
HRM512 Values and Conflict in Organisations
HRM514 International Human Resource Management
HRM516 International Management Behaviour
HRM523 Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM531 Organisational Politics
HRM532 International Human Resource Development
HRM539 Managing People in Small Business
HRM540 Theory of Conflict Resolution
HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
HRM560 Human Resource Development
HRM561 Developing Training Capabilities
HRM563 Developing Workforce Capabilities
INR501 Industrial Relations Environment
INR502 Industrial Relations System and Issues
INR503 Industrial Relations Practice
INR510 Comparative Labour Relations
ITC505 ICT Project Management
ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management PG
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC596 IT Risk Management
LAW503 Administrative Law
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
LAW505 Taxation 1
LAW515 Law of Employment
LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods and Results
LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses
LAW518 Taxation 2
LAW519 Negotiation Skills
LAW530 Environmental Law and Management
LAW540 Australian Law & Legal System
LAW545 Taxation Strategies
MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
MGT503 The Social and Economic Environment
MGT505 Foundations of Quality Management
MGT510 Strategic Management
MGT530 International Business
MGT531 Business Ethics
MGT536 Leadership - A Critical Perspective
MGT537 Entrepreneurial Project
MGT540 Management of Change
MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance
MGT550 Operations Management
MGT553 Project Management
MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
MGT584 Leadership in Teams
MGT589 Managing Risk
MGT594 Leadership and Business Ethics
MKT501 Marketing Management
MKT510 Customer Behaviour
MKT519 Marketing for Small Business
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT525 Electronic Marketing
MKT540 Marketing Strategy
MKT550 Global Marketing
MKT560 Marketing and Organisational Research
MKT561 Services Marketing
MKT562 Business to Business Marketing
MKT570 Integrated Marketing Communications
PAD591 Public Sector Management

Students should obtain the permission of the Course Director, if they wish to complete subjects not on the list above.

Enrolment Pattern

Due to the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of any pre-requisites.

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may have a residential school component.

ACC515 Accounting & Finance
ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
FIN560 Financial Planning
LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses
LAW519 Negotiation Skills

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU residential schools via the About Residential School page.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.