Graduate Certificate in Applied Business

Swinburne University of Technology

This leading-edge postgraduate program is designed for industry professionals to develop their leadership capabilities and prepare them for senior roles. Completed through a series of four-day workshops and workplace-based projects, the course aims to support professionals in their learning with minimum impact on their work schedules. The program is delivered by highly experienced industry facilitators.

Course Fee:

Australian: $12,800

Entry Requirements:

Skills in the use of computers, including basic word processing, spreadsheet, and email programs and internet search engines. Demonstrated interpersonal skills to engender trust and confidence. A demonstrated capacity in learning, reading, writing, oracy and numeracy competencies to Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). Business planning skills to organise and manage complex consultative negotiations. Work experience consistent with a senior portfolio manager in a business environment. Applicants are expected to have a combination of an undergraduate degree and relevant professional experience at a management level. Applicants without an undergraduate degree are required to have at least a Diploma level qualification and relevant professional experience at a management level.


To achieve the full qualification, participants are required to successfully complete 4 units comprising a core unit, plus 3 elective units from the general electives or a specialist elective.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
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Prahran No info
Higher Education Hawthorn No info
Higher Education Prahran No info
Croydon No info
Swinburne Online No info
Hawthorn No info No Part time 6 months

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Join the hundreds of thousands of grads before you.

For over 100 years, Swinburne has been creating students and grads who lead the worlds in which they study, work and live. 

  • Dimity Hawkins, a graduate, co-founded the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won a Nobel Peace Prize (2017).
  • Our film and television students win more awards at international film festivals than any other university. 
  • Our engineering students design, build and race their own Formula SAE car and showcase it at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
  • Our information technology students create live network systems in our three state-of-the-art Cisco networking labs.
  • Our design school is in the Top 40 worldwide (2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject) and our students collaborate with universities in Finland, China and Chile on projects in the Swinburne Design Factory.
  • Many other graduates have gone on to work at places like NAB, Telstra, IBM and ANZ Bank. 

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Beyond that, we prioritise your learning experience above all else. Swinburne was ranked in the top three in Victoria for student satisfaction, outstripping the national average (QILT Student Experience Survey 2016). 

With that goal in mind, we recently launched the Bachelor of Engineering Practice – Australia’s first engineering degree that uses project-based learning, while eliminating lectures and exams. And that’s just for a start.

Levels of study

From master degrees and postgraduate programs to bachelor degrees, diplomas and certificates, Swinburne offers options for everyone. 

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