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Graduate Diploma in Management

Graduate Diploma in Management

General Information

The Graduate Diploma in Management emphasises strategic management from a Christian worldview and covers a breadth of management principles. It 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. Management is seen as providing a conceptual paradigm for business activity in that all thought and action are related in some way 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 Graduate Diploma 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 eight study periods, or 1.5 years (see Course Delivery below.

The maximum time allowed for the completion of the Graduate Diploma in Management is 4 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 articulate into the MBA.

Course Details

Course Code BS42
Level Postgraduate
QTAC Code Direct Entry to CHC
Duration 1.5F/2.5P
Entry Requirements Entry is via the Graduate Certificate in Management.
Assumed Knowledge
Mode External/Online
Credit Points 80
Starting Semesters 1 & 2
Overseas Students Offshore only
CRICOS Code N/A

Course Accreditations

The Graduate Diploma 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

Entry to the Graduate Diploma in Management is via the Graduate Certificate in Management. See the Graduate Certificate in Management page for detailed information regarding entry requirements, including English Language Proficiency requirements.

On completion of the Graduate Diploma in Management, students can articulate into the MBA.

Course Delivery

The units in Graduate Diploma 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, meaning that there are 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 Diploma in Management

The Graduate Diploma in Management consists of 80 credit points – one core unit (10 credit points) and seven elective units (70 credit points). The units undertaken towards the Graduate Diploma in Management comprise a further four elective units that are in addition to the 40 credit points undertaken towards the Graduate Certificate in Management.

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 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
BZ652 Project And Event Management Download
BZ677 Business Planning for SMEs Download