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Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s full-time
1 year/s part-time
0.5 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

Alice Springs campus, CDU Waterfront Darwin, Katherine (Town Centre), Online
CDU Waterfront Darwin

Credit points required

40

Course code

UBASE1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

The Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Enterprise will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of sustainable business practices. This course will guide you through how business can operate both profitably and in a manner that supports society, the economy and the environment.

Completion of this course provides a pathway into the Master of Business Administration Sustainable Enterprise.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $16,380.00. This equates to $4,095.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

International students Adele and Zarah

Why study business at CDU?

Learn from internationally recognised academics when you study Business at CDU. Future-proof your career with accredited courses built on sustainable business practices and innovation. You'll graduate ready to make an impact on the global market.

  • Study online or on campus, full-time or part-time, however it suits you
  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Industry experts with experience in Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond
International students Adele and Zarah

Why study business at CDU?

Learn from internationally recognised academics when you study Business at CDU. Future-proof your career with accredited courses built on sustainable business practices and innovation. You'll graduate ready to make an impact on the global market.

  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Industry experts with experience in Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond

What will I study?

The Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Enterprise can be completed in a single semester of full-time study, or over a longer period part-time. Your study will include core understanding of sustainable enterprise and design thinking for sustainable innovation.

Course structure

You will be able to select specialist elective units from the Master of Business Administration Sustainable Enterprise that support your professional career. Your electives could be around finance, management, analytics, economics or or sustainability strategy.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core Units
(2 units)
20cpCompulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

BUS504 Sustainable Enterprise
BUS505 Design Thinking for Sustainable Innovation
 

Specialist Elective
(2 units)

 

 

20cp

 

 

Units totalling 20 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

BUS507 Global Market and Sustainability Strategy
BUS508 Business Analytics
ECO505 Economics of Sustainability
MAN514 Management for the Executive
 

 40cpTotal Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan


Students Commencing in Semester 1

The recommended study plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use these as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core Unit
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
BUS504 Sustainable EnterpriseSE  
BUS505 Design Thinking for Sustainable InnovationSE  
Specialist elective 1SE  
Specialist elective 2SE  

Study Plan for Students studying in ALICE SPRINGS or KATHERINE

Intensive 1Intensive 2Intensive 3Intensive 4
Year 1 (2022)
MAN514 Management for the ExecutiveBUS504 Sustainable EnterpriseBUS505 Design Thinking for Sustainable InnovationBUS507 Global Marketing and Sustainability Strategy

 

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The recommended study plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use these as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core Unit
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  BUS504 Sustainable EnterpriseSE
  BUS505 Design Thinking for Sustainable InnovationSE
  Specialist elective 1SE
  Specialist elective 2SE

 

 

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, masters degree or equivalent international qualification.

Applicants who do not have one of the above qualifications, but who have at least four years full time appropriate experience in management roles will also be considered. Applicants must provide further documentation in the form of a curriculum vitae (CV), documented evidence from your employer detailing roles and responsibilities, and a statement of purpose addressing how the course will help you achieve your career aspirations.

International entry pathway

Applicants who have completed the CDU International Masters Qualifying Program (ZMQP01) or the Accelerated International Masters Qualifying Program (ZAMQP1) are eligible for entry.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

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Course details

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Enterprise
Faculty/College
Asia Pacific College of Business and Law
Sector
HE
Area of study
Business

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:student.central@cdu.edu.auPhone:(08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Alice Springs campus (FF)
1GC568
N/A
CDU Waterfront Darwin (FF)
1GC563
871081
Katherine (Town Centre) (FF)
1GC569
N/A
Online (FF)
1GC563
871081
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Waterfront Darwin
107257H

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