The Graduate Certificate in Commerce is designed for professionals who are looking to upskill in a range of business areas. You dont need to have an undergraduate degree to undertake this program. This program also offers a pathway into the Master of Commerce. You can select courses to meet your professional development needs or interests and youll gain exposure to contemporary business thinking applications. 

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Why choose this degree?

By taking this program, you can gain knowledge and insights that suit your professional development needs.

Who should choose this degree?

Professionals choose this program if they have more than five years of work experience but no undergraduate degree.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator portfolio offers students exclusive access to a suite of for-credit, co-curricular and business experience opportunities to kick start your career.

Entry requirements

A) A recognised undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification), as determined by UNSW Business School with an average grade of 60% or greater.


B) 5 years relevant work experience: for example, clerical or administrative work in a commercial, not-for-profit or public service organisation, supervisory or management, banking, finance or marketing experience or other business-related positions.

Application Requirements if applying under Category B):

  1. Resume (up to 4 pages) detailing competencies and achievements.
  2. Evidence of most recent employment status
  3. Supporting statement responding to the following question: In no more than 500 words outline why you would like to study the Graduate Certificate at UNSW Business School, and which specialisation you are interested in pursuing to meet your career aspirations.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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