The Graduate Certificate of Management is the ideal entry point for people who do not have an undergraduate degree or who completed their study many years ago.


By entering at this level, you have the option to exit after completing the four units listed below, or, if you meet the required grades, you can progress on to the Graduate Diploma and Master levels.

To be eligible to enter into this qualification, you need to have either seven years of middle management experience, or five years middle management experience and a Diploma level qualification or higher.

The four units in the Graduate Certificate are:

Leading, Managing and Developing People

People must be carefully managed, led and developed in order to enhance their competencies, motivation and subsequent performance. The approach taken in this unit will greatly assist the manager to understand the nature of people in our workplaces and assist individuals and teams to be more productive.

Managing Financial Resources

A manager responsible for the performance of a section within an organisation has an increasingly difficult task. Financial resources must be carefully managed in order to achieve maximum returns with minimum risk. The educational approach taken in this unit will greatly assist the manager to understand the financial questions, analyse them appropriately and respond to them effectively.

Managing Operational Improvement

The change imperative for Australian organisations is crystal-clear:  they must accept the challenge to become world-competitive. This unit introduces participants to contemporary management theories that must be applied across organisations (public and private, manufacturing and service) to obtain the highest value outcomes for customers (stakeholders) at the lowest possible costs while making the most of organisational resources.

Marketing for Managers

This unit introduces the theories and principles of marketing required for effective business practice to meet the needs of customers and achieve the organisation’s objectives.

You may also be required to complete the Academic Study Skills unit which will develop your skills in writing academic essays and reports, explain plagiarism and referencing, and help you get into the mode of regular study.

Further Information

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