GC212 - Graduate Certificate in Commerce

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Plan: GC212 - Graduate Certificate in Commerce
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in Commerce
Award abbreviation: GradCertCom
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain (665H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/accounting-information-systems-and-supply-chain
ASCED code: 089999
CRICOS code: 113704F

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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Certificate in Commerce is a technology-focused postgraduate business program that focuses on social impact and sustainable leadership. This program provides you with the specialist discipline knowledge and contemporary digital tools necessary to work and operate effectively in a global business environment. The core courses of the program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and ethics to lead in the business world. This program provides flexible opportunities to customise and adapt your future coursework learning to match your specific interests and career aspirations or needs. The Graduate Certificate in Commerce aims to enhance and support your career in operational, managerial and consulting roles across a broad range of local and global enterprises and settings. 

Throughout this program you will be exposed to a variety of applied activities and industry-partnered learning that will enhance your ability to interpret business information, prioritise and analyse complex issues, and to formulate sustainable plans, ethical strategies, options and solutions. You will participate in face-to-face workshops and online activities and engage in tasks requiring critical analysis and problem solving. Working in groups and individually, you will identify and analyse a range of strategic issues and apply theory to cases and practical problems. 

There is one core research course in this program, which is BUSM4448 Business Research Design. This course is designed to develop your knowledge of research principles and methods and how to apply them within the contemporary business environment. You will have the opportunity to conduct a research project/proposal and further develop your skills in research methodology.  

The delivery of this program is blended comprising of face-to-face and online learning.

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Articulation and pathways

1. If you have completed the RMIT GC212 Graduate Certificate in Commerce and articulate into the RMIT MC288 Master of Commerce and you will be exempt from completing the four (4) core courses completed in the GC212 Graduate Certificate in Commerce. You must complete an additional twelve (12) courses (144 credit points) to qualify for the degree. 
2. The GC212 Graduate Certificate in Commerce is also an exit award from the MC288 Master of Commerce. It is available to students upon successful completion of the four (4) courses (48 credit points) specified in the GC212 Graduate Certificate in Commerce program structure. 
Credit outside of the above arrangements will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and procedures. If you wish to apply for a credit transfer/RPL, please refer to Apply for credit

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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance Requirements 

Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline. 

Alternate Entry: 

No prior academic qualifications but a minimum of 5 years full-time equivalent (FTE) work experience is required. 

Applicants will be required to submit a CV. 

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants: 

All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is not accredited by any professional body. 

The School of Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) provide input and guidance to the delivery of the program. The School of Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain is closely related to the industry and IAC members are high-profile industry representatives and have a broad network with the industry. The program works closely with the committee to bring real-world business experiences to the curriculum, course design, and classroom. 

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees. Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs. 

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library 

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study space. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases. 

One-on-one study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, referencing, maths and study skills. To contact Library staff for help, phone, email or chat via the Ask the Library service. 

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library 

IT and Wireless 

If you have a laptop or other wireless-enabled device, you can connect to RMIT’s fast Wi-Fi. While on campus, no matter how you work or where you work, you’re able to connect, collaborate and create using this secure network. In addition, with myDesktop, you can access your RMIT desktop and applications from home or wherever you have an internet connection. 

Online learning tools and content 

As a student in this program, you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students 

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT 

RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. Services are available face to face and online assisting with: 

  • transition to tertiary study and learning 

  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant 

  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning 

  • career development and employment 

  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters) 

  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad 

  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance 

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for First Nations students. You can find more information at: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students 

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