Graduate Diploma in Commerce
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
If you do not want to commit to a full Master of Commerce program, you can gain a solid grounding through the Sydney Graduate Diploma in Commerce.
The graduate diploma is based on the master’s program but requires fewer units of study. In most circumstances, you can choose to progress to the Master of Commerce on satisfactory completion of the graduate diploma.
The Graduate Diploma in Commerce requires the completion of 48 credit points comprising:
(1) one core unit of study;
(2) two to three foundational units of study; and
(3) four to five elective advanced units of study.
Core unit of study
The core unit of study, BUSS5000 Critical Thinking in Business, must be completed in the first semester of enrolment.
Foundational units of study
The two or three foundational units of study are selected from a list of Commerce foundational units for 2015:
- ACCT5001 Accounting Principles,
- BUSS5002 Business Fundamentals (new foundational unit for 2015),
- CLAW5001 Legal Environment of Business,
- FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance,
- IBUS5002 Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
- IBUS5003 Global Business,
- INFS5001 Project Management,
- INFS5002 Digital Business Foundations (new foundational unit for 2015),
- ITLS5000 Foundations of Supply Chain Management,
- ITLS5100 Transport & Infrastructure Foundations (new foundational unit for 2015),
- MKTG5001 Marketing Principles,
- QBUS5001 Quantitative Methods for Business, and
- WORK5003 Management and Organisations.
For further details of available units, please refer to the Business School (Postgraduate) Handbook.
Elective units of study
Completion of four or five elective advanced units is a requirement of the Graduate Diploma in Commerce. Elective units can be selected from the Commerce specialisation subject areas and other elective options listing under the Master of Commerce (excluding foundational units). For details of available units, please refer to the Business School (Postgraduate) Handbook.
Further course information
Specialist in focus while covering a broad range of study, the Commerce courses develop the advanced skills and knowledge required for a high-level position in industry, commerce and government. Career opportunities include positions in accounting, marketing or other specialist fields, as well as roles in a variety of business fields
For entry into this course, students must have either met the entry requirements as for the Master's degree OR have completed a bachelor's degree, graduate diploma, graduate certificate or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution (at standard acceptable to the Business School). For specific entry requirements see: sydney.edu.au/business/futurestudents/postgraduate_study/pg_coursework_studies
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Business School.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply:
- directly to the University, or
- through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2015, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2015, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.