Graduate Certificate in Business

Recognition under the Australian Qualification Framework

All KOI courses are accredited by TEQSA (Tertiary Education and Quality Standards Agency) and consistent with the AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework). TEQSA regulates qualifications in the Australian education system.
This means that KOI is recognised as providing its students with quality education for the courses on offer in line with Australia’s Higher Education Standards.

The Course Overview  can be used to view the course structure and sequence in which subjects should be studied. All subjects named (LISTED) in the Course Overviews are core subjects and must be studied to satisfy the requirements of the particular award.

The subjects in shaded boxes must be studied in the order they are presented as they provide pre-requisite knowledge for other subjects. The remaining subjects (core and elective) have a recommended trimester, but may be studied in other available trimester slots to suit individual student preferences, provided pre-requisites have been completed.

Students may choose any elective subjects from the list following the Course Overview, provided the subject is offered in the trimester they wish to study it and they have met the relevant pre-requisites.

Graduate Certificate in Business (CRICOS 076833G)

The Graduate Certificate in Business is intended to provide students with foundational business skills. Students study four subjects from a choice of six covering introductions to Accounting, Business Law, Economics, Statistics, Organisations and Organisational Behaviour and Professional Communication. The course is intended as an entry point and pathway to other postgraduate degrees. It is particularly useful for prospective students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business or a related discipline.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate current and connected knowledge of the core disciplines.
  2. Demonstrate skills in critical thinking to identify and analyse current theories and emerging trends in business.
  3. Communicate business solutions effectively to stakeholders.
  4. Demonstrate skills in the application of knowledge and problem-solving and the ability to think rigorously and independently.
  5. Practise social interaction skills to communicate business ideas, work effectively in teams, make independent judgements and work responsibly with positive results.

Delivery Mode

  • Face-to-Face with blended learning facilities

Subject Credit Points

  • 4 Credit Points each subject

Exit Pathways

  • NA

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Business may find employment in a range of entry level roles in business, finance and management.

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Business are eligible to apply for admission into further postgraduate qualifications in Australia and overseas. Graduates may apply for admission to KOI’s Graduate Diploma of Business, Master of Accounting or Master of Professional Accounting with 4 credits for prior learning credit given for studies completed within the Graduate Certificate in Business.

The table in the pop-up window here gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at KOI. It provides data on students that commenced Graduate Certificate in Business study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.

The table in the pop-up window here gives ATAR profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Trimester 1, 2023

General admission criteria apply to the course.

Course Overview

1. Students commenced before T323 click here

2. Students commencing in T323 or afterwards please see below

The Graduate Certificate in Business consists of 4 subjects.

First Trimester

Core 1
Core 2
Core 3
Core 4
1. Students will select four (4) subjects from the approved six (6) core subjects listed below.
2. Subject choices should be manually written in the blank space of above table.Graduate Certificate in Business approved core subjects:
ACC700 Principles of Accounting
BUS700 Economics
BUS702 Business Law
BUS708 Statistics and Data Analysis
BUS709 Communication in Business.
MGT708 Organisations and Organisational Behaviour

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