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Graduate Certificate in Management

Graduate Certificate in Management

General Information

The Graduate Certificate in Management emphasises strategic management from a Christian worldview and develops the knowledge base, intellectual processes and affective qualities required by a professional manager. Management is seen as providing a conceptual paradigm for business activity in that all thought and action are related to the central tasks of managing and decision-making. Management thus forms an integrating concept within the course, with all areas of study relating to the contexts of management, management tools and information, and management of specific dimensions of business activity. The course is especially relevant to managers of profit and not-for-profit organisations who need to gain management expertise, and for people in business seeking Christian input to do ministry in their business sphere.

The Graduate Certificate in Management is available on both a full time and part time basis. Students who enrol in subsequent study periods will complete the course in four study periods (see Course Delivery below).

The maximum time allowed for the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Management is 3 years. Extensions beyond this time may be approved where extenuating circumstances exist.

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Management may exit with that award or may use it as part of the MBA pathway by articulating into the Graduate Diploma in Management, and then into the MBA.

The next intake of students into the postgraduate Business courses will be in Semester 1, 2020. Applications are now open for commencing in February 2020.

Course Details

Course Code BS41
Level Postgraduate
QTAC Code Direct Entry to CHC
Duration .5F/1P
Entry Requirements Bachelor degree in any field plus at least 2 years full-time equivalent work experience in the ten years prior to application for admission that includes specified management responsibility OR at least six years full-time equivalent work experience in the ten years prior to application for admission, of which at least two years includes specified management responsibility; English language proficiency requirements apply. See details below.
Assumed Knowledge
Mode External/Online
Credit Points 40
Starting Semesters 1
Overseas Students Offshore only
CRICOS Code N/A

Course Accreditations

The Graduate Certificate in Management is:

        • accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and appears in the list of accredited CHC courses on the National Register of Higher Education Providers.
        • approved for FEE-HELP, Youth Allowance/Abstudy and Austudy (personal eligibility requirements apply).

Career Outcomes

          • Accountant
          • Administration Manager
          • Banker
          • Bookkeeper
          • Business Analyst
          • Business Development Manager
          • Business Manager
          • Entrepreneur
          • Event Coordinator, Event Manager
          • Financial Project Manager
          • Government Officer
          • Human Resource Developer/Manager
          • Industrial Relations Officer
          • Insurance Officer Manager
          • Marketer
          • Market Research Manager
          • Office Manager
          • Project Manager
          • Promotions Coordinator
          • Sales Coordinator
          • School Business Manager/Bursar
          • Small Business Owner
          • Workplace Health and Safety Officer

Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

Academic requirements
Candidates for admission must hold an undergraduate degree from an Australian university or other registered higher education provider or an equivalent qualification from a recognised international university or other international higher education provider.

Other requirements

At least two years full-time equivalent work experience in the ten years prior to application for admission that includes specified management responsibility.

Work experience must be documented in a portfolio that includes: a current curriculum vitae that summarises education, work history and professional development activities; a statement from at least one employer that describes the scope of management responsibility; and the names of and contact details for two referees who can comment on professional competence. Candidates are welcome to seek advice about the portfolio from the Postgraduate Course Coordinator.

Alternative Entry

Candidates for admission who do not satisfy Normal Entry Requirements must have at least six years full-time equivalent work experience in the ten years prior to application for admission, of which at least two years includes specified management responsibility.

Work experience must be documented in a portfolio that includes: a current curriculum vitae that summarises education, work history, professional development activities; a statement from at least one employer that describes the scope of management responsibility; the names of and contact details for two referees who can comment on professional competence; and a written personal reflection on the practice of management of up to 2,000 to 3,000 words that addresses the candidate’s capacity to apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility in contexts that require self-directed work and learning and to provide specialist advice and functions within broad parameters. The personal reflection must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Candidates are advised to seek advice about the portfolio from the Postgraduate Course Coordinator.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that the language of instruction of their undergraduate degree was English or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language Proficiency examination (see table below). Results are to be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.

EXAMINATION MINIMUM RESULT
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (at least 6.0 in all subtests)
PTE (Academic) 59 (at least 51 in all subtests)
TOEFL (PBT) 577
TOEFL (IBT) 90 (at least 16 in Listening, Reading; 21 in Writing; 18 in Speaking)

Course Delivery

The units in the Graduate Certificate in Management are delivered in concentrated study periods of six weeks, with students being able to enrol in one unit in each study period. This allows students to focus upon one unit at a time, thus facilitating their progress through the course. There are three study periods in each of Semesters 1 and 2, or six study periods in the year.

Students enrol for Study Periods 1-3 at the beginning of Semester 1, and for Study Periods 4-6 at the beginning of Semester 2. Units may be added and dropped within the semesters according to the due dates advertised on the CHC Calendar.

Course Structure

Graduate Certificate in Management (BS41)

The Graduate Certificate in Management consists of 4 units, 1 core unit that provides an introduction to Biblical Christian worldview in the context of management and 3 elective units.

CHC provides sample unit outlines for each unit offered in this course. Should you wish to view the latest version of a unit outline, please contact the Course Coordinator via the School of Business Administration Office.

In planning their courses, students must consult the relevant Courses Handbook for for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.

Core Unit

Unit Summary Sample Unit Outline
BZ540 Purpose Driven Business Download

Elective Units

Unit Summary Sample Unit Outline
BZ510 Financial Management Download
BZ531 Economics For Managers Download
BZ532 Human Resource Management Download
BZ533 Corporate Governance Download
BZ542 Leadership and Change Download
BZ550 Marketing Management And Fundraising Download
BZ551 Communication And Media Management Download