8 months intensive part-time
$3720 per course, FEE-HELP available
Study Periods
Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Oct

Program introduction

You want the knowledge and frameworks to overcome business challenges head-on. You want a globally-recognised qualification that will help you navigate the complex and evolving world of commerce to get further ahead in business. Or perhaps you're looking for a career change and need a formal qualification to enter a new industry.

RMIT’s online Graduate Certificate of Commerce program allows you to design your own flexible program of study to meet your personal career aspirations. Created with business-savvy professionals in mind, you’ll concentrate your unique learning needs through our interactive and industry-led courses.

Select from a range of exceptional postgraduate courses in marketing, human resources and supply chain and logistics, that enable you to build your knowledge and expertise across a business.

Our Graduate Certificate of Commerce not only has the added convenience of being intensive and completely online, it provides an excellent pathway to a masters degree, where your selection of additional electives will extend your knowledge base.

What you will study

You choose any four courses from the Master of Commerce program, excluding Business Research and Design.

An efficient way to advance your career

Finish your online Graduate Certificate of Commerce in just eight months, thanks to our innovative intensive learning model. Offering six intakes per year, our study periods run for seven weeks each, focusing on one course at a time for fast-tracked, consolidated learning. This format helps you learn, grasp and apply each new concept before beginning the next.

We believe in work-connected learning. That means you can take everything you learn in the virtual classroom to the workforce – straight away. You don’t have to wait to finish your program to start applying your new skills and knowledge.

Doing postgraduate study doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your lifestyle or cut back at work. Forget weekend intensives or classes that start the second you leave work – online study is ready whenever and wherever you are.

As well as our intensive, online study model this program is also available on-campus.

Learn from the world’s best

RMIT has some of the best teachers in the world; now we’ve brought them online. Not only will you learn from the same, world-class academics and industry experts, but you’ll also graduate with the same qualification as you’d receive on-campus.

Postgraduate level qualification

Our Graduate Certificate of Commerce is an Australian Qualification Level 8 postgraduate degree and a pathway to the Master of Commerce.

No on-campus obligations

While you will have online assessments, the Graduate Certificate of Commerce delivers a convenient online program without the requirement for on-campus attendance and commitments. All lecture material and content is delivered direct to you, wherever you are.

An interactive and supportive way to learn

Studying online doesn’t have to be a lonely endeavour. Thanks to our cutting-edge online learning platform, you’ll interact and engage with our expert staff and your fellow classmates from a range of industries, effectively growing your professional network. From day one until you graduate, you’ll also benefit from the personalised support of our study concierge, providing you with guidance if and when you need it, from assessment due dates to topic organisation.

Don’t have time to study online? Think again.

Our interactive Study Planner asks you to consider the time you spend on certain activities each week, and where you could potentially allocate time towards study.

You’ll discover just how achievable it is to fit the weekly recommended 15 hours of study into your life.


Program details


2018 tuition fees are $3720 per 12 credit point course, totalling $14,880 for four courses.
See our Fees page for information. Fees apply to 2018 only. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Program duration

4 courses | 8 months intensive part-time
Each course is seven weeks in duration

Program intakes

Six intakes, annually (January, March, May, July, September and October)


Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, you may continue on to further study at master degree level.
The Graduate Certificate is an entry pathway to the Master degree for some students. (see entry requirements).

Entry requirements

An Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent (or higher level qualification), in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

If you do not meet the above entry requirement for the Graduate Certificate you may be considered if you have five years of work experience.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's Online Graduate Certificate of Commerce does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study. For more details on RMIT's on-campus programs visit rmit.edu.au.



A critical part of delivering high-level coursework online is providing students with a consistent approach to assessment. Students are assessed on how well each of their course learning outcomes are met, in alignment with the overall program learning outcomes.

Course assessments will occur across a seven-week teaching period and are designed to progressively build in weight over time, with each linking back and building on the last.

Examples of common assessments may include group and individual tasks, such as:

  • Quizzes;
  • Case studies;
  • Research assignments and reports;
  • Contribution to online discussions; and
  • Collaboration on set tasks or projects.

As many of our students are working full-time and have professional commitments during the week, course assessments are usually due on Sunday evenings, allowing optimum time over the weekend to finesse for submission.

Rich feedback will be provided to students throughout the teaching period via online forums on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

English language requirements

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University.

You can provide your results from one of these three options:

  1. an accepted English language proficiency test
  2. an accepted English language provider, or
  3. a recognised Australian or international qualification.

English language proficiency tests minimum scores:

  • Academic IELTS (minimum scores) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B
  • Pearson: Minimum score of 58 (no communication band less than 50).

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Industry connections

Guiding the development of the College of Business is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives, chaired by Gerhard Vorster, Chief Strategy Officer (former), Deloitte. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design, thinking and business.


Career outlook

Upon graduation from the Graduate Certificate, you may work in a variety of fields like management, finance, marketing, logistics and supply chain, business IT, hospitality, education and health sectors, depending on the courses or specialist sequence you select. You are also encouraged to progress into the Master of Commerce.