Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GC087
CRICOS 097912B

Invest in your potential

Successful entrepreneurs are passionate, savvy, resilient and well-connected. They see the world for what it could be. In ever-changing economic landscapes, they dare to be original and take risks.

What will you do?

Our Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship is a flexible and future-oriented introductory degree. We offer the following specialisations:

  • Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Managing New Ventures
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • New Venture Start-up.

You will:

  • build a strong foundation of entrepreneurial knowledge through your chosen specialisation
  • receive hands-on help from experienced mentors and professionals
  • extend your learning with a study tour, business plan, tech challenge or further elective according to your interests and career goals.

Where could it take you?

We can’t wait to find out! You might market clothing made from food waste or explore the wild world of biotech. You could get behind functional art or innovative building materials. Perhaps you’ll found the next fortune 500 company. With an entrepreneurial spirit, the opportunities are limitless.

  • Entry Requirements

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    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3GC087
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC087

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 097912B
    Intake January, May and September
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $15,500 for 12 units

    International applicants

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    Tuition fees International student place: $21,250 for 12 units

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Manager / Business Management, Entrepreneur, Sole Trader, Startup Founder

  • Degree Structure

    The program consists of four courses. Each student must select two core courses for a specialisation plus two courses from a wide range of electives.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    Entrepreneurial Thinking
    This specialisation is designed to provide students with introductory knowledge, develop enterprising skills and instil an entrepreneurial mindset required to generate, assess and proactively implement new ideas.
    Core Courses:
    ENTREP 7020  Design Thinking
    ENTREP 5036  Entrepreneurial Concepts and Mindset

    Managing New Ventures
    This specialisation is designed to provide students with introductory knowledge and practical skills required to manage, develop and grow ambitious new ventures.
    Core Courses:
    ENTREP 7028  New Venture Strategy and Growth
    ENTREP 7059  Project and Innovation Finance and Accounting

    International Entrepreneurship Sans Frontiers
    This specialisation is designed to provide students with introductory knowledge and practical skills required to assess and implement new ideas and create ambitious new ventures in an international setting.
    Core Courses:
    ENTREP 7022  Creativity and Innovation
    ENTREP 7902  Project Abroad

    New Venture Start-up 
    This specialisation is designed to provide students with introductory knowledge and practical skills required to assess and implement new ideas and create ambitious new ventures.
    Core Courses:
    ENTREP 5038  New Venture Creation
    ENTREP 7900  eChallenge or ENTREP 7901 Tech eChallenge

    Example Study Plan

    Entrepreneurial Thinking
    Core Courses:
    ENTREP 5036  Entrepreneurial Concepts and Mindset (3 Units)
    ENTREP 7020  Design Thinking (3 Units)

    Managing New Ventures
    Core Courses:
    ENTREP 7028  New Venture Strategy and Growth (3 Units)
    ENTREP 7059  Project and Innovation Finance Accounting (3 Units)

    International Entrepreneurship Sans Frontiers
    Core Courses:
    ENTREP 7022  Creativity and Innovation (3 Units)
    ENTREP 7902  Project Abroad (3 Units)

    New Venture Start-up 
    Core Courses:
    ENTREP 5038  New Venture Creation (3 Units)
    ENTREP 7900  eChallenge (3 Units)
    or
    ENTREP 7901 Tech eChallenge (3 Units)

    Electives:
    ENTREP 5036  Entrepreneurial Concepts and Mindset (3 Units)
    ENTREP 5038  New Venture Creation (3 Units)
    ENTREP 7020  Design Thinking (3 Units)
    ENTREP 7021  Strategic Entrepreneurial Renewal (3 Units)
    ENTREP 7022  Creativity and Innovation (3 Units)
    ENTREP 7028  New Venture Strategy and Growth (3 Units)
    ENTREP 7036  Digital Entrepreneurship (3 Units)
    ENTREP 7050  ECIC Study Tour (3 Units)
    ENTREP 7051  3D Print Prototyping (3 Units)
    ENTREP 7052  Research Innovation in Practice (3 Units)
    ENTREP 7055  Entrepreneurship Practicum (3 Units)
    ENTREP 7060  Marketing Technology and Innovation (3 Units)
    ENTREP 7900  eChallenge (3 Units)
    ENTREP 7901  Tech eChallenge (3 Units)

    Assessment

    Varies by course, including exams, the use of case studies, reports and individual and group assignments.
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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019