Undergraduate Certificate of Business


Undergraduate Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate of Business

Get Business Qualified in 12 Weeks

Organisations around the world require staff with broad business skills. The Undergraduate Certificate of Business has been designed to give you a recognised business qualification in a flexible, student-centred and academically rigorous course of study.

The Undergraduate Certificate of Business is ideal for those pursuing a career in business. If you are already working, the Undergraduate Certificate of Business will not only help you to upskill quickly but will also give your experience and interests formal recognition in the workplace. You could also choose to use your certificate qualification to fast-track further tertiary studies, such as a Diploma of Business or an ICMS Bachelor of Business, if you wish.

This  course aims  to provide students with introductory knowledge, competencies and values necessary for a fulfilling career in various areas of business. The business subjects which form part of this qualification will give you a great foundation for a variety of positions in your chosen area of business.

This course integrates the practical experience of industry specialists with a more formal academic approach, and lays a foundation of a coherent and cohesive body of understanding at an introductory general business level.

Fully online! Can be completed in just 12 x weeks (accelerated)!

What you will learn

  • Develop technical and theoretical business knowledge and concepts
  • Identify appropriate sources of data for problem solving in a global business context
  • Describe solutions to routine business situations
  • Present project findings in both written and personal presentation forms to diverse audiences in business contexts
  • Apply technical business knowledge to a range of business contexts

Future Career Opportunities

The Certificate of Business will provide students with transferable skills, industry experience and in-depth knowledge of business practices, positioning them for potential careers such as the following:

  • Marketing Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant

Quick Facts

Course NameUndergraduate Certificate of Business
CRICOS Code108404E
Accreditation StatusActive
AQF Level5
CampusNorthern Beaches Campus; City Campus (Sydney); Online
DurationTypical duration: 2 study periods (trimesters)
Accelerated duration: 12 weeks
Study Modeface-to-face or online*
StartMain Intakes: February, May, August
Mid-Term Intakes: March, June, October & December
Annual Indicative Student Enrolmentsn/a (new course)

* In accordance with the Australian Government ESOS National Code international students on a student visa can only undertake 33% of their total enrolment load online and must be enrolled in at least one (1) on-campus subject in each compulsory study period. Learn more

    Course Structure

    Credit PointsSubject TypeSubject CodeSubject Name
    3COREBUS101APathway to Success
    3COREMGT101AManagement Solutions for a Changing World
    3CORESTA101AData Informed Decision Making

    Attendance Policy

    For the attendance Policy please see the Policy Library.


    Sample Subjects

    Pathway to Success (BUS101A)

    In order to be a successful and to develop your career skills ready for work, it is essential to understand and integrate a range of tertiary tools and skills that you can use to demonstrate your growing academic ability and career readiness.

    This subject takes a holistic approach in supporting you on your pathway to success. It focuses on supporting your smooth transition into the College and developing your academic skills and performance, so you can maximise success in your chosen program. Through engaging classroom activities, you’ll get to test out your growing informational literacy and interpersonal skills; using them to clearly communicate to a given audience both orally and in writing. Towards the end of the subject, you’ll focus on what lies ahead; developing an employability toolkit which will help you enter and succeed in the professional workplace.

    Marketing (MKT101A)

    Marketing has changed significantly over the past decades from traditional to contemporary marketing. While traditional marketing is still relevant today to some, many more businesses are reaping greater profits using contemporary marketing strategies.

    This subject will expose students to a range of contemporary marketing strategies including database marketing, relationship marketing, interaction marketing, networking marketing, customer engagement using co-creation marketing strategies, and marketing ethics. The aforementioned principles of marketing are demonstrated using situations that students will encounter in their professional practice of marketing.