Courses & Units

Graduate Certificate in Corporate Governance C5E

Distance Hobart

Introduction

The Graduate Certificate in Corporate Governance aims to offer you a chance to develop or upgrade skills in corporate governance. Specifically the course intends to identify challenges for company directors and managers in corporate governance, and develop critically evaluative skills as corporate governance evolves. 

The units will be offered using flexible learning methods and will embrace general corporate governance concerns in the evaluation of specific areas such as accountability, risk, sustainability and the regulatory environment. The intention is to provide you with the skills required to approach corporate governance issues in their work environments. 

These units will be taught by qualified staff with the appropriate knowledge and skills in each area. Delivery will incorporate educational technology in a flexible platform allowing you to undertake the course at your own pace, and in your own time and environment. Units may also incorporate optional face to face discussion seminars. All assessment will be continuous including the delivery of electronic assignments, and in some units, preparation of an online presentation.

This course is currently only available part time and is full fee-paying, which means that you will be charged at the full fee-paying rate listed for each unit.

Summary

Course Name Graduate Certificate in Corporate Governance
Course Abbreviation GradCertCorpGov
Course Duration 0.5 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 2 Years
CRICOS code
Responsible Faculty Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)

Intake

Locations

Location Study periods
Distance Hobart Semester 1, Semester 2

Prerequisites

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other approved institution; OR,
  • Five years of relevant professional experience; OR,
  • Admission on an alternative basis at the Dean's discretion.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

The Graduate Certificate of Corporate Governance requires the completion of 4 core units over a minimum of two (2) semesters.

These course rules and specifications apply to students who commenced the course in 2014. For students who commenced prior to 2014 the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement: i.e. students who commenced in 2010 should refer to the 2010 Handbook

Course Structure

Schedule

Annual Course Cost

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Course Rules


Award Title: Graduate Certificate of Corporate Governance

Entry

1 The Faculty of Business (hereinafter called the Faculty) may accept as a candidate for the Graduate Certificate of Corporate Governance a person:

1 who has completed an undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other approved institution; or
2 who has completed five years of relevant professional experience; or
3 who is qualified for admission by exercise of the Dean's discretion


2 Candidates for the graduate certificate shall undertake and satisfactorily complete the graduate certificate requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one semester of full time study or its part-time equivalent. Such requirements shall be completed in not more than four years from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

3 [i] To qualify for the graduate certificate, the candidate shall pass four units.
[ii] The units included in the graduate certificate shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with Schedule A accompanying these specifications.
 
4 [i] Units may be counted towards the graduate certificate only if they have been taken in accordance with any prescribed prerequisites determined by the Faculty.
[ii] Only units identified in Schedule A or which may be approved by the Dean as an appropriate substitute may be counted towards the award.
[iii] In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean, in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.
[iv] Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the graduate certificate.

Credit for Previous Studies

5 Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the graduate certificate, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the graduate certificate.

Miscellaneous

6 The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the schedule to these specifications.
 
7 These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2007 and shall apply to all candidates for the graduate certificate, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.
 
8 The approved abbreviation for the Graduate Certificate of Corporate Governance shall be GradCertCorpGov.