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Graduate Certificate in Business

CRICOS 0100485
Program Overview

This one-semester course will introduce students to the foundations of a range of key business disciplines and their application to contemporary business environments. These foundation units, in turn, will enable the further study of more specialised units in key business disciplines and fields such as marketing and/or business administration. The course allows students to study a range of foundation units in fields such as marketing, accounting, organisational behaviour, and economics. The course provides an entry platform for further Diploma and Masters’ degrees in marketing and business administration. Key learning outcomes are:

  • Theoretical and technical knowledge about a range of key business disciplines
  • Application of theoretical and technical knowledge and skills in diverse organisational contexts
  • Analysis and solution of routine and complex business problems
  • Professional development in communication, teamwork and problem solving
Duration One semester full-time or longer part-time
Delivery Site On campus (Eveleigh NSW 2015)
Application date Refer to key dates
Entry Requirements
  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification); or
  • Completion of TOP's Postgraduate Preparation Program; or
  • Five years' relevant work experience.
English Language Requirements Please refer to English Language Requirements
Credit arrangement Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with TOP's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedurefor further details. 
Course Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Business has four core units. There are no electives.

Please refer to the table for the changes to unit codes and names which will be effective from Term 1, 2020.

Career Options This one-semester course is an introductory program in business and its key disciplines. It is suitable for students seeking to work in such fields as management and marketing and is an entry program into Graduate Diploma and Masters’ degrees in marketing and business administration (MBA).