Graduate Certificate in Start Up Scale Up

  • Effective from: 2019
  • Approved Abbreviation: GradDCertStrtUpScUp
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 2821
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 0100187

This program applies to students who commenced in Quarter 1, 2019 or later.

The Graduate Certificate in Start Up Scale Up provides a unique opportunity for innovative students and small-to-medium sized enterprises to be exposed to the University’s business and technology incubator environment while learning fundamental business skills integral to starting a business or scaling a business up to meet new regional or global demands. The Graduate Certificate involves four core subjects with students covering material on the New Markets, Digital technology, Creativity and Management Capabilities while developing material relevant to the creation of their new business or business innovation.

Study Mode

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

Program Advice

Dr Neil Perry
 

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

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal See above

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program online.

The inherent requirements articulated for this program are based on the existing inherent requirements for the Accounting programs.

Inherent Requirements

Admission

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

Or

Successfully completed an Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma, or higher, in a business discipline

Or

Have a minimum of three years full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience in any field.

Or

Other evidence of general and professional qualifications and demonstrated potential to pursue graduate studies.

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.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

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 of postgraduate level subjects which includes the subjects listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
BUSM 7028Entrepreneurial Management Capabilities10
BUSM 7048Innovation, Creativity and Foresight10
BUSM 7046Innovation for New Markets10
BUSM 7045Innovation Through Digital Technology10
Total Credit Points40

Recommended Sequence

Full-time intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Quarter 1 sessionCredit Points
BUSM 7048 Innovation, Creativity and Foresight 10
BUSM 7028 Entrepreneurial Management Capabilities 10
 Credit Points20
Quarter 2 session
BUSM 7046 Innovation for New Markets 10
BUSM 7045 Innovation Through Digital Technology 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points40

Part-time intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Quarter 1 sessionCredit Points
BUSM 7028 Entrepreneurial Management Capabilities 10
 Credit Points10
Quarter 2 session
BUSM 7046 Innovation for New Markets 10
 Credit Points10
Quarter 3 session
BUSM 7048 Innovation, Creativity and Foresight 10
 Credit Points10
Quarter 4 session
BUSM 7045 Innovation Through Digital Technology 10
 Credit Points10
 Total Credit Points40