Graduate Certificate in Management

Course Code: CRS1401440 | CRICOS Code: 112703D


The Graduate Certificate in Management (GCM) provides students with the opportunity to develop advanced business knowledge and skills upon a core of strategic and critical thinking. It provides an opportunity for career-focused individuals to gain a formal business qualification that will prepare them for team leader and management roles.
As well as being a highly valued qualification in its own right, the GCM provides students with a foundation for further graduate-level studies in management and business. On completion of the GCM, students will have completed one quarter of the required study for the AIHE MBA, so will be well placed to continue their studies in that qualification or in a variety of other business-related Masters's programs.
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Course Overview


6 months full-time study or 1-year part-time study.
A full-time study load consists of 4 subjects per study period.


✓ Adelaide Campus
✓ Melbourne Campus


✓ Available for domestic students
✓ Available for international students


1 Core Subject and 3 Elective Subjects

Total Course Credit Points


Points per Subject


AQF Level

Level 8


2024 Study Period (SP) 1: 4 March
2024 Study Period (SP) 2: 1 July
2024 Study Period (SP) 3: 28 October

Tuition Fees

Domestic Student Tuition Fee: $8,000 per Study Period
International Student Tuition Fee: $13,750 per Study Period

For a schedule of the current AIHE fees and payments, please check our Fees Page.

AIHE provides a range of scholarships to students each year, please refer to the scholarship information for current availability.
Note: International students are required to undertake full-time studies.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements (All students)

An Australian Bachelor’s Degree or an international
  • Qualification equivalent to AQF level 7 or,
An Australian Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree, or an
international qualification equivalent to AQF level 6, plus 2 years’ of
  • Industry experience at supervisory level or,
At least five years industry experience which
  • Includes at least three years’ management/ supervisorial experience.
Learn more about the ways you can meet this criteria by viewing our Admissions Criteria.

English Language Requirements (Students with non-English native language)

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall score with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent.
Learn more about the ways you can meet this criteria by viewing our Admissions Criteria.

Entry Pathways

AIHE accepts various post-graduate entry pathways for this course. Learn more about the various pathways by contacting us.
Applicants can apply for credit transfer if eligible. For more information please check the Course Credit/Recognition of Prior Learning.

Subject Outline

Please click here for more detailed subject descriptions.

Core Subjects
  • BUS9001 Strategic & Critical Thinking in Business

For more information on subject descriptions please click here.

Learning Methodology

  • Seminars, lectures, group activities, case studies and practical support sessions.
  • Includes, but is not limited to, group and individual assignments, exams and tests, role plays and participation, quizzes and presentations.
  • Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) available on application.

Apply for admission

If you are unsure how to apply or have other queries, please get in touch at

Adelaide Institute of Higher Education (AIHE) is registered as an Institute of Higher Education with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the Australian Government regulator for Higher Education. AIHE delivers fully accredited undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to domestic and international students that are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

TEQSA Provider Number: PRV14326
TEQSA Provider Category: Institute of Higher Education
CRICOS Provider Code: 03763K
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