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Study Certificate of Commerce

Certificate in Commerce

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For those ambitious individuals keen to get an entry to a business qualification, but who may not be able to get into university in the usual way, then the Certificate in Commerce could be the answer. You may be able to study at ACU using the Certificate in Commerce as an alternative entry pathway.

  • Applicants for this course will be considered based on their previous studies, work experience, community engagement activities and any other relevant information that tells us you have the drive and the capacity to succeed in an undergraduate business course. The course does not have an entry ATAR.
  • The Certificate in Commerce provides a broad understanding of key commercial and business concepts. It is a non-award course, meaning you will not gain a formal qualification by the end. You will, however, be able to study units (subjects) available in the Bachelor of Commerce degree – and if you satisfy the units’ assessment requirements you can apply for entry into the Bachelor degree. The successful completion of two units in the Certificate in Commerce provides an alternative pathway into the Bachelor of Commerce for domestic, fee-paying students, who will be granted credit for the units they’ve already successfully completed.

2017 costs

Each unit costs $3,040

The Faculty provides a 41% discount

Therefore it only costs $1793.60 per unit

We usually ask the students to undertake only two units in the Certificate of Commerce which are directly credited and part of the Bachelor degree program once completed successfully, we then enrol them into the CSP program where students can defer their fees as per usual practice.

Because our Certificate in Commerce students do not meet the minimum ATAR requirement or, in other cases, may be students looking for a pathway option the Commonwealth Government will not provide a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).

The Certificate of Commerce is a pathway option into ACU as there is no ATAR requirement to enrol, however the application will be assessed on the basis of previous studies, work experience, community engagement activities and any other relevant information.

The Certificate in Commerce course will provide you with:

  • both a theoretical and practical basis for ethical decision-making in a commercial setting
  • an understanding of social and environmental issues relevant to commercial and business organisations
  • effective communication and research skills
  • an understanding of commercial relationships.