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Graduate Certificate in Business

GradCertBus(Curtin) - GC-BUSI Business and Law
Location Perth City
Study method Full-time or part-time
Online - find out more
Study mode On-campus, off-campus, mixed on- and off-campus and online
Intake January, May or August
Duration 4 - 6 months full-time

This course can serve as your entry pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA). It is also a challenging stand-alone course giving you the option to specialise in oil and gas or business or to tailor your studies to suit your needs by choosing from a wide range of business topics.

This course offers you a foundation in leadership studies and business management. You will complete one core unit studying organisational behaviour at an individual, group and organisational level, exploring issues that are changing the way work is conducted, organised and managed today. The rest of your units will depend on your chosen major: oil and gas or business.

  • Business Stream (GCB) and Oil and Gas Stream (GCB) available online and face to face. Business Leadership Stream (GCB) available face to face.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

There are two pathways into the Graduate Certificate in Business (GCB) degree program – one for applicants with an undergraduate degree and one for those people without an undergraduate degree. 

Applicants with an undergraduate degree must have all of the following:

  1. Possess an undergraduate (or equivalent) degree from a recognised university;
  2. Have a minimum three (3) years of professional work experience; and
  3. Meet the English language proficiency requirements for this course.

Applicants without an undergraduate degree, must have all of the following:

  1. 1. Have a minimum of eight (8) years of professional work experience including a number of years in a managerial capacity; and
  2. Meet the English language proficiency requirements for this course.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


This course is offered on either a four or six month basis.

Entry into this program is via competitive entry. There are a limited number of places available and these are allocated to the highest ranked applicants for each round of offers.

Read the application requirements for further detail.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $15,800*

Fees are indicative only.

*These fees are a guide only. They are based on a first year full-time study load. How much you'll pay will depend on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place or a full-fee place. Some courses require additional study to be completed and in this case, the total course fee will be higher than that shown. The total cost will also depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete). Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees.

These fees do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. Visit our other fees and charges page for more information about this.

For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit the fee basics webpage or the Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

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