GC212 - Graduate Certificate in Commerce

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

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

Throughout this program, you will experience a variety of teaching and learning approaches. The major styles of teaching, learning and assessment reflect RMITs Active, Authentic and Applied signature pedagogy. You will experience the following throughout your program:

Classroom teaching: The program may include class presentations, group discussions, student-led discussions etc. This style of learning is designed to maximise your understanding of the curriculum content and develop appropriate skills. It is designed to provide an environment where you can ask questions and seek feedback as well as contribute to class discussion and apply theory to practice. 

Flexible delivery: The program will incorporate use of online resources. These may include learning resources such as recordings and podcasts, industry-related resources  and assessment and feedback tools such as discussion boards. 

Problem-Based Learning: The program will incorporate problem-based learning, where it will engage in analytical thinking, research and provision of solutions. 

Cooperative learning: The program enables you to work in collaborative or team-based tasks. 

Assignments and projects: Assessment tasks in the program may be either research or problem based and may be undertaken in teams or individually. They will provide you with experience at undertaking research and writing effectively to present your findings and recommendations to a range of audiences.

E-portfolio: The industry e-portfolio captures your journey throughout the program, where your class activities and assessment tasks will provide you with a series of artefacts to help you compile and curate a compelling professional identity.


Depending on courses selected, student progress is assessed by a combination of group and individual assignments. The assessment you must complete is designed to provide you with opportunities to demonstrate the extent to which you have developed your capabilities and achieved specific learning outcomes in each area. Methods of assessment will also vary with the learning outcomes and core capabilities of the relevant course but may include case studies, research projects and reports. 

Inherent Requirements

The following information on inherent requirements outlines the tasks you will be required to undertake during professional placement and on-campus learning activities. The non-academic abilities listed are provided for information only and are not entry requirements. 

If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, there are a range of adjustments to your study conditions available to enable and support you to demonstrate these abilities. Please contact the Equitable Learning Service (https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services) to discuss any adjustments you may require. 

The following information outlines examples of the fundamental tasks you will be required to carry out during on-campus and industry placement activities.These examples are provided for your information only and are not entry requirements.


  • Understand and respond to verbal communication.
  • Verbally communicate clear instructions and explanations.
  • Understand and use appropriate non-verbal communication such as: eye contact, gestures, facial expression, speaking volume, tone of voice, proximity and verbal turn-taking. 

Reading, writing and number skills

  • Read and understand a range of written material in differing forms from a variety of sources such as: on screen material, reference material and /or handwritten notes.
  • Produce coherent written communication appropriate to on-campus and industry placement settings.
  • Interpret and correctly apply numerical data, measurements and formulae in a time-efficient manner in on-campus learning and industry placement settings.

Concentration, memory and problem solving skills

  • Correctly use and apply knowledge of theory, research, and practice gained from on-campus learning activities to tasks in industry placement settings.

Mantal wellness and behavioural stability

  • Engage with peers and teaching staff, to reflect on your work and respond appropriately to constructive feedback.
  • Manage multiple demands with engagement, focus and composure.
  • Undertake assessments where your performance may be recorded either in audio or video format in an enclosed sound proof booth room or a small classroom with specialised equipment.
  • Manage content with objectivity and accuracy.

There are a range of adjustments to your study conditions available to enable and support you to demonstrate to undertake these tasks. Please contact the Equitable Learning Service to discuss any adjustments you may require. 

By understanding the types of inherent requirement activities you’ll participate in, you can: 

  • understand more about the program 
  • determine if you may need support during your studies 
  • make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you 

If you are living with a disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we can support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies. 
To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with Equitable Learning Service (https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services
The University considers the wellbeing and safety of all students, staff and the community to be a priority in on-campus learning and professional experience settings. 

Academic integrity 

The originality verification software Turnitin (see www.turnitin.com) may be used on assessments in your program. 

You must complete the RMIT Assessment coversheet with your assessment submissions. 

Specifically, support resources for yourself as a student to ensure that your submitted assessment accurately represents your work are provided at: www.rmit.edu.au/students/my-course/assessment-results/academic-integrity

For more information on assessment, refer to the RMIT Assessment and Assessment Flexibility policy

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Work integrated learning

As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will be provided with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. The designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course in this program is BUSM4448 Business Research Design. 

This course will provide you with opportunities to apply your academic skills to a work-based context.

You will: 

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice; and 

  • be involved in authentic engagement with partner organisations that includes industry feedback. 

These learning opportunities may be in the form of industry-based projects, simulations or placements. 

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following.

All courses listed may not be available each semester.

You must complete a total of Four (4) courses (48 credit points) as follows:

  • Four (4) core courses (48 credit points)

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Four (4) Core Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code


Information Systems for Business Value 12 ISYS3465 City Campus
Future of Work 12 BUSM2664 City Campus
Social Impact and Responsible Business 12 BUSM2669 City Campus
Business Research Design 12 BUSM4448 City Campus

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