GD140 - Graduate Diploma of Commerce

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Plan: GD140 - Graduate Diploma of 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 Diploma of Commerce
Award abbreviation: GradDipCom
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain (665H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 089999
CRICOS code: 048770F

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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Diploma in Commerce is an early exit point for those enrolled in the Master of Commerce. The program aims to broaden knowledge and skills for students entering with a qualification in an unrelated discipline, while students from a related discipline will deepen their existing knowledge and skills.

The Graduate Diploma in Commerce  is an innovative postgraduate business program, which provides you with the conceptual business foundations and specialist discipline knowledge and applications necessary to work and operate effectively in a global business environment. This program provides many flexible opportunities to customise and adapt your coursework learning to match your specific interests and career aspirations or needs. The Graduate Diploma 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.

During this program you will be exposed to a variety of learning experiences and activities that will enhance your ability to interpret business information, prioritise and analyse complex issues, and to formulate plans, 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.

This program is delivered on-campus.

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Articulation and pathways

Credit will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and procedures.

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Entrance requirements

GD140 Graduate Diploma in Commerce is an exit award only for the MC205 Master of Commerce.

Please note that RMIT University will be discontinuing the MC205 Master of Commerce program, after Semester 2, 2023. The final intake for admission into MC205 Master of Commerce will be Semester 2, 2023. The program will be taught out to current students until Semester 2, 2026.

Academic Entrance Requirements

GD140 Graduate Diploma in Commerce is an exit award only for the Master of Commerce. It is available to students upon successful completion of the eight (8) courses (96 credit points) specified in the program structure.

Entry into this program is via the MC205 Master of Commerce.

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External accreditation and industry links

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.

Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives. The Program Advisory Committee also provides feedback on the currency of our programs, the changing needs of Industry and has input into the design of new programs.

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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

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