University of Tasmania
Graduate Certificate in Business

The Graduate Certificate in Business Studies is a pathway that offers students without a first degree the opportunity to complete a postgraduate qualification in business and enhance their management skills within a two-year time frame.

This course develops advanced skills in academic writing, research, critical thinking, and intercultural communication.

 

CRICOS course code 094432J
University of Tasmania CRICOS Provider Code 00586B

UTAS Graduate Certificate in Business Studies
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Entry requirements 

Students with 3 years post High School study or relevant management work experience:

  • Students with IELTS levels of 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent should enrol for the two semesters which comprise the one-semester Pre-masters Preparation Programme and then the six-month Graduate Certificate in Business Studies programme.
  • Students who already have IELTS levels of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent can enter directly into the Graduate Certificate in Business Studies programme.

Module Structure:

  • Foundations of Marketing
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Corporate Sustainability

Academic requirements

Country 
Bangladesh
  • Section 1 Bachelor degree (3 years minimum) -55% not including failed results, no more than 15 failed results
  • Other Sections Bachelor degree (4 years minimum) – 60% not including failed results, no more than 15 failed results

OR higher qualification

BhutanBachelor degree (3 yeares minimum)
OR higher qualification
BrazilLicenciado/Licenciatura (minimum 3 years)
OR higher qualification
Brunei• Diploma (minimum 3 years, after A-levels or National Skill Certificate)
• Higher National Diploma or Brunei Higher National Diploma (minimum 2.5 years,  after A-levels or National Diploma)
OR higher qualification
For UK based qualifications, refer to UK entry requirements
CambodiaBachelor Degree, Licence or Diploma (minimum 4 years)
OR higher qualification
Canada• Diploma (minimum 3 years)
• Associate degree (minimum of 2 years)
OR higher qualification
Colombia• Tecnólogo Especializado en xxx
• Título de [specialisation], Título profesional or Diploma with título de [specialisation] (minimum 4 years)
OR higher qualification
China• Certification or Graduation or Graduation Diploma (minimum 3 years)
OR higher qualification
EcuadorTecnologo (minimum 3 years)
OR higher qualification
France• Diplôme d’Études Universitaire Générales (DEUG) (minimum 2 years)
• Diplôme d’Études Universitaire Scientifiques et Techniques (DEUST) (minimum 2 years)
• Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie (DUT) (minimum 2 years)
• Brevet de Technicien Supérieur (BTS) (minimum 2 years)
• Diplôme National de Technologie Spécialisé (DNTS) (minimum 2 years)
• Qualification or professional title (Listed in the RNCP database at level III)
OR higher qualification
GhanaHigher National Diploma
OR higher qualification
Hong Kong• Advanced Higher Diploma (minimum 1 year, after Higher Diploma)
• Professional Diploma
• Honours Diploma
• Associate Degree
OR higher qualification
India
  • Diploma (3 years after Year 12 certificate)  – Section 1 – Technical and vocational education qualifications – 55% not including failed results, no more than 15 failed results
  • Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (3.5 years after Year 12 certificate) – Section 2 – Nursing diplomas awarded by state nursing councils – 60% not including failed results, no more than 15 failed results
  • Bachelor degree (minimum 2 years)
    Section 1 – Very good institutions – 55% not including failed results, no more than 15 failed results
    Section 2 – Good institutions – 60% not including failed results, no more than 15 failed results
    Section 3 – Satisfactory institutions – 65% not including failed results, no more than 15 failed results
Indonesia• Diploma (III) or (IV)
• Sarjana (S1) (minimum 4 years)
OR higher qualification
JapanAdvanced Diploma
OR higher qualification

Kazakhstan

• Bachelor degree (would allow direct entry into Master’s)
OR higher qualification
Kenya• Diploma (minimum 3 years)
• Higher Diploma
OR higher qualification
KoreaAssociate Degree / Junior College Diploma (minimum 3 years)
OR higher qualification
LaosBachelor degree (minimum 4 years)
OR high qualification
MacauHigher Diploma (Bacharelato) (minimum 3 years, following Grade 12)
OR higher qualification
Malaysia• Post Diploma Certificate in Teaching (minimum 1 year)
• Diploma or Advanced Diploma (minimum 4 years, after SPM)
• Diploma (minimum 3 years, after STPM, accredited by MQA)
OR higher qualification
MexicoLicenciatura/Licenciado or Título Profesional (would allow direct entry into Master’s)
OR high qualification
PeruTítulo Profesional (minimum 2 years, after secondary education)
OR higher qualification
New Zealand• Diploma (including National and New Zealand Diplomas) (NQF Level 6, more than 240 credit points, listed on NZQF)
OR higher qualification
Nepal

Bachelor degree (minimum 3 years) – 55% not including failed results, no more than 15 failed results
OR higher qualification

NigeriaHigher National Diploma (minimum 2 years)
OR higher qualification
OmanAdvanced Diploma or Higher Diploma (minimum 3 years)
OR higher qualification
PhilipinesSection 2 Bachelor degree (without evidence of Regulation Commission’s Licensure Examinations in the relevant professional field or Bar Examination)
OR higher qualification
Papua New GuineaBachelor degree (would allow direct entry into Master’s)
OR higher qualification
Pakistan
  • Bachelor of Technology (Pass) (minimum 2 years)  Minimum grade depends on section of the institution
  • Section 1 Bachelor degree (minimum 2 years)- 55% not including failed results, no more than 15 failed results
  • Section 2 Honours Bachelor degree (minimum 3 years, 2nd or 3rd Division or with C or D Grade) – 60% not including failed results, no more than 15 failed results
    Section 3 Bachelor degree (minimum 4 years) – 65% not including failed results, no more than 15 failed results
    OR higher qualification
RussiaDiplom o Nepolnom Vysshem Obrazovanii (minimum 2 years)
OR higher qualification
Saudi ArabiaBachelor degree (would allow direct entry into Master’s)
OR higher qualification
South Africa• National Certificate (120 credit points, NQF Level 6 or 7)
• National Diploma (240 credit points, NQF Level 6 or 7)
• National Diploma, National Diploma for Technicians or National Engineering Diploma (minimum 3 years, awarded by technikon)
• Advanced Certificate (120 credit points, NQF Level 6 or HEQF Level 6)
• Diploma (360 credit points, NQF or HEQF Level 6)
• Advanced Diploma (240 credit points, NQF or HEQF Level 7)
OR higher qualification
Singapore• Advanced Diploma (minimum 1 year, awarded by a Polytechnic, after a Polytechnic Diploma)
• Polytechnic Specialist Diploma
OR higher qualification
Sri Lanka

• Higher Diploma in Social Work
• Higher National Diploma (minimum 2 years, after GCE-A Levels)
• Higher Diploma (NVQ Level 6)
• Section 1 Higher Diploma (minimum 2 years, after GCE-A Levels)
• Section 1 (Tech & Voc.) Higher Diploma (minimum 3 years, after GCE-A Levels)
OR higher qualification

55% not including failed results, no more than 15 failed results for all above

TaiwanBachelor degree (minimum 2 years, after a Junior College Diploma in an unrelated field)
Thailand• Section 1 Associate Degree (minimum 3 years)
• Diploma in Technical Supervision (Por Tor Sor) (2 years full-time after the Diploma in Technical Education or 4 years full-time after the Certificate in Vocational Education)
• Higher Diploma in Technical Education (Por Tor Sor) (2 years full-time after a 2-year post-secondary technical or vocational award)
OR higher qualification
TurkeyBachelor degree (Lisans Diploması) (would allow direct entry into Master’s)
OR higher qualification
UzbekistanBachelor Degree (Bakalavr Diplomi) (minimum 4 years) (would allow direct entry into Master’s)
OR higher qualification
UAEHigher Diploma (minimum 3 years, after Year 12, or minimum 1 year after a Diploma)
OR higher qualification
USABachelor degree (would allow direct entry into Master’s)
OR higher qualification
VenezuelaBachelor degree (Licenciado or título profesional) (would allow direct entry into Master’s)
OR higher qualification
Vietnam• Section 1 Bang Tot nghiep Cao dang (Junior College Graduation Diploma) (regular mode, minimum 3 years)
• Section 2/3 Bang Tot nghiep Dai Hoc (University Graduation Diploma) (would allow direct entry into Master’s)
OR higher qualification
ZambiaBachelor degree (in some cases would allow direct entry into Master’s)
OR higher qualification
02.

Intakes & Fees

Start DateEnd Date2020 fees (AUD)
13th of July 202031st of December 2020$17, 975
9th of November 202021st of February 2021$17, 975
22nd of February 202130th of June 2021$17, 975

For more information please contact International.Pathway@utas.edu.au 

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