Course Information to Students
Graduate Certificate in Business (GCB) (CRICOS Code: 099229E) (AQF Level 8):
The Graduate Certificate in Business is appropriate for students who wish to improve and develop their foundation knowledge in a range of business disciplines, including Accounting, Research Methods, Professional Ethics, Management, and also for those wanting to improve their understanding of the application of theory and practice in the global business environment. This course provides a sound basis for individuals seeking to expand their expertise, build their professional excellence or enhance their leadership capabilities. This course prepares students to move into and access supervisory and entry level management roles in all industries.
The Graduate Certificate in Business is the first step along the path to further higher-level studies. Students may wish to pursue a Master degree following the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business. Elite has identified areas of study that it believes provide a strong core of knowledge to draw on and that provide solid preparation of students for Master level studies. Students taking the Graduate Certificate in Business as a path to further studies will be equipped to progress in their organisation, to deal with increasingly more complex and challenging issues and accept higher levels of supervisory and management responsibility when it is demanded of them.
EEI’s Graduate Certificate in Business is also an entry level course for the Master Program at the University of Newcastle (UoN) or at Southern Cross University (SCU). EEI has an Articulation Agreement with both UoN and SCU which allows students to receive credit against the total units of study required for further studies, such as selected Master Programs at UoN or SCU (upon successful completion of EEI’s Graduate Certificate in Business).
|Structure of the course of study:||The course structure is based on one semester commitment (14 weeks duration (full time), with four core units of study (6 credit points per unit of study) to be taken. To qualify for an award of the Graduate Certificate in Business, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 24 credit points, including satisfactory completion of four core units of study as indicated below.|
Content of the course of study
|Units of Study||Credit Points|
|Rules of progression||Path 1: For completion of a Graduate Certificate in Business, the above listed four units of study have to be taken and successfully completed.|
|Path 2: Students who intend to study a Graduate Certificate in Business as a pathway to further studies such as selected Master Programs at the University of Newcastle (UoN) or Southern Cross University (SCU), will receive credit against the total units of study required for further studies at UoN or SCU.|
|Pre-requisites for specific units of study||N/A|
|Title of the course of study:||Graduate Certificate in Business (GCB)
|English language equivalence requirements||Educational and other qualifications, skills, prerequisite occupation(s)||Special or alternative admission arrangements
(for example, bridging courses)
**Relevant work experience is a position of responsibility in any organisation or industry.
*A degree including disciplines, but not limited to: Accounting, Business, Finance, Economics, Human Resource management, Management, Leadership.
Applicants who apply to undertake a course of study at EEI must submit documentary evidence that demonstrates they meet the published entry requirements (including English proficiency requirements) of their chosen course. An original or certified copy of documentation must be provided and sighted by Student Administration. Qualifications submitted in language other than English must be accompanied by a certified official translation.Where there is any doubt about the authenticity of any documentation provided, Student Administration may correspond with the issuer of the document and make relevant enquiries. All applications and their assessment will be validated on the basis of the admissions criteria as set by the Academic Board and ratified by the Institute Council. A student’s enrolment may be cancelled if statements made by the student in their admission application are shown to be false.