Undergraduate Certificate in Business
This short course is a pathway to further study at Southern Cross University and then into a range of business and tourism professions. It aims to prepare you for bachelor level studies in Business and Tourism. It combines developmental College units with introductory Business and Tourism units from relevant Bachelor programs.
Units of study
Introduces students to learning skills for university study, communication skills, and reading and writing conventions within university discipline focused study. Students will develop understanding of, and skills in, digital literacies within SCU environment, a variety of academic writing genres relevant to their discipline of study, and principles and application of academic integrity.
Introduces students to and develops skills in the quantitative tools, concepts and skills required in a business degree. To reinforce student learning the use of these quantitative tools and skills to solve problems from economics and business is emphasised. A spreadsheet package will be used to solve and communicate quantitative problems and concepts.
Introduces students to communication theories and concepts applicable in a business and academic setting. Students will also gain an understanding of the role and importance of interpersonal communication within organisations.
Elective Units (Choose one unit from the following):
Explains foundation tourism theories, in particular whole tourism systems, and applies these theories to practical contexts in tourism and hospitality industries. Important academic skills related to sustainable tourism, critical thinking, information literacy and essay writing are embedded in the curriculum.
This unit introduces students to an understanding of price formation and market structures, the tools of economic analysis, the behaviour of the consumer, government and the firm and the external and internal forces influencing that behaviour, especially in the current Australian economic environment.
28 June 2021 (Orientation and Induction)
5 July 2021 (Studies commence)
6 months, fulltime
12 months part-time
Gold Coast, Online. See each unit link for sessions and locations.
This is a Commonwealth-Supported course.
International tuition fee
How to apply
Complete the International Application for Admission form with all supporting documents:
- Academic Transcripts
- Proof of English Language proficiency
Send your completed documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org
This will give you broad skills and knowledge in foundation literacy and numeracy skills and an introduction to business and tourism disciplines with an opportunity to take on further study to move towards careers in a variety of entry level management positions in business and tourism operations.
ATAR 40; OR Certificate III or above; OR one year of paid work experience or equivalent.
Successful completion of this course will guarantee entry and four units of credit towards the Diploma of Business. Upon successful completion of the additional four units in the Diploma, students will have guaranteed entry and up to one year of advanced standing toward a Bachelor of Business and Enterprise.