Graduate Certificate in Business (2765)

  • Approved Abbreviation: GradCertBus
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 2765
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 044818E

This program applies to students who commenced in 2017 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

Commencement Year 2015 and 2016 - 2765.2 - Graduate Certificate in Business

The Graduate Certificate in Business is intended to provide graduates with foundational business skills. Graduates may choose to undertake this qualification in preparation for further study.

Study Mode

Six months full-time or one year part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Laurel Jackson

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal Laurel Jackson
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal Laurel Jackson


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline


Have a minimum of five years full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience


Have an advanced diploma in a business discipline and have a minimum of eight years general work experience.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points which includes all subjects listed below.

Students in the Master of Business Administration must complete 40 credit points as specified below. Master of Business Administration students are expected to complete 20 credit points of study before undertaking BUSM 7050 Integrated Business Experience 1.

Subject Title Credit Points
BUSM 7007Business Communication Skills10
BUSM 7050Integrated Business Experience 110
BUSM 7099Understanding Contemporary Organisations10
Select one of the following10
Marketing Systems
The Contemporary Business Environment
Total Credit Points40

Alternatively, students may complete 40 credit points of subjects (excluding capstone subjects) from any postgraduate business program. This requires approval from the Director of Academic Program.