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Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise (GradCertInn&Ent)

Course Code GCINNENT1000
Course Type Postgraduate
Credit Points Required  24
CRICOS code 066136E


This course will help develop commercially aware and empowered entrepreneurs. It is designed to equip participants with the skills and experience necessary to build a business in a variety of industries. The Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise will be relevant to people with a variety of interests including the self-employed, researchers, creative artists and social activists. Essentially the course ensures participants gain valuable skills and know-how in:

  • Identifying and understanding opportunity, change and innovation;
  • Developing successful businesses locally and internationally;
  • The skills associated with market research and intellectual property, financial and project management; and
  • The interpersonal and communication skills relevant to entrepreneurial business activities, including leadership, teamwork and pitching skills.

Participants also have the opportunity to develop expertise in the commercialisation of research and other intellectual property, social entrepreneurship, or enterprise in the creative industries.

Note. From 2012, Commercialisation Training Scheme (CTS) scholarships will no longer be available for commencing students.

Duration of course

Full-time (minium duration) Part-time
0.5 years 1 to 3 years

Course structure

Please Note: The following structure is for students commencing study in this degree from 2012. Students who commenced their course prior to 2013 should refer to the course structure and resolutions in the faculty handbook for the year they commenced. Archived handbooks can be accessed on the Handbooks website. Further  information can also be found below under - "Pre-2012 continuing students' course requirements".

To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise, students complete a total of four units of study (24 credit points), comprising:
  • two core units of study (12 credit points); and
  • two elective units of study (12 credit points).

Pre-2012 continuing students' course requirements

2011 Commencing Students (Non-CTS Scholarship recipients)

Students who commenced study in 2011 complete their course according to the requirements set out above under the "Course structure"

2011 Commencing CTS Scholarship Recipients

CTS Scholarship recipients who commenced their course in 2011 will be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise according to the resolutions of the year they commenced. These students will successfully complete a total of four units (24 credit points): IBUS5001 or IBUS5002, IBUS6011, IBUS6014 and IBUS6015.

Core units of study

Students must complete the following two core units of study (12 credit points):

* IBUS5002 replaces IBUS5001 from 2013

Elective Units of Study

Students select two of the following options as electives (12 credit points):

* Not offered for 2017. 

Progression guide

The following program of study illustrates the progression of a student enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Innovation and Enterprise on a part-time basis undertaking two units of study per semester.                                                                                     


Year 1

Semester 1

IBUS5001 or IBUS5002

elective unit


Semester 2

elective unit





Note. Students who commenced their course prior to 2012 or are undertaking this certificate under a CTS Scholarship must complete units according to the resolutions of the year they commenced their course.

Please Note: The information listed in this program of study example is meant as a guide only. Students should always check the requirements for individual units of study. Students are usually able to complete the units of study for their course in different sequences to those listed above. You are advised to plan your program based upon your individual needs and to contact Staff and Student Services if you need any assistance in planning your progression in your course.