Graduate Diploma in Commerce Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD071
CRICOS 071377A

Navigate the business realm

The University of Adelaide’s Business School has been pushing boundaries in business education for over 115 years. We have a wide range of innovative postgraduate courses designed to build advanced business skills and knowledge.

This one-year program offers a high quality and flexible introduction to the commercial realm.

What will you do?

  • Study foundational commercial and business practices.
  • Explore accounting, economics and finance principles.
  • Build management and marketing knowledge.
  • Pursue electives according to your interests and career goals.
  • Advance your communication skills.

Where could it take you?

Our diploma may meet your needs for professional development by itself, or end up counting towards a Master of Commerce. If your strengths lie in understanding and working with people you could pursue marketing or project management. Perhaps you’ve a knack for patterns and numbers that will see you move into corporate accounting or market research.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    SATAC Code 3GD071
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GD071

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 071377A
    Intake February and July
    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
    Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced 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
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications
    • Graduate entry only
    • Bachelor degree or equivalent
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $33,000

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $46,000


    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

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Business Manager, Communications Analyst, Data Analyst, Econometrician, Economist, Fund and Portfolio Manager, Industrial Organiser, Policy Adviser, Statistician

  • Degree Structure

    To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Commerce, students must complete:

    1. Core courses to the value of 12 units
    2. Elective courses to the value of 12 units

    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.

    Example Study Plan

    Four Core Courses ACCTING 7019: Accounting Concepts and Methods
    CORPFIN 7033: Quantitative Methods 
    ECON 7200: Economic Principles
    MARKETNG 7104: Marketing Management 
    Four Elective Courses Choose from:

    ACCTING 7009: Auditing and Assurance Services
    ACCTING 7014: Management Accounting
    ACCTING 7023: Advanced Financial Accounting
    ACCTFIN 7017: Financial Statement Analysis
    COMMLAW 7011: Corporate Law
    COMMLAW 7013: Income Taxation

    Applied Finance
    ACCTFIN 7017: Financial Statement Analysis
    CORPFIN 7019: Advanced Funds Management
    CORPFIN 7020: Derivatives
    CORPFIN 7021: Corporate Investment Evaluation
    CORPFIN 7022: Advanced Corporate Finance
    CORPFIN 7023: Financial Modelling Techniques
    CORPFIN 7039: Equity Valuation and Analysis
    CORPFIN 7040: Fixed Income Securities
    CORPFIN 7042: Corporate Financial Risk Management

    COMMGMT 7007: Strategic Management
    COMMERCE 7036: Knowledge Management and Measurement

    MARKETNG 7023: Understanding Consumers
    MARKETNG 7024: Developing Global Markets
    MARKETNG 7025: Integrated Marketing Communications
    MARKETNG 7032: Strategic Marketing

    General Electives
    ECON 7032: Public Economics
    ECON 7036: International Trade and Investment Policy IID
    ECON 7220: Challenges Facing Economic Policy Makers
    ECON 7011: Intermediate Microeconomics IID
    ECON 7070: Labour Economics

    Internship Courses
    Subject to approval students may be eligible to undertake the following electives:
    PROF 7500: Professions Internship Program
    PROF 7502: International Internship


    Course assessments can involve a variety of tasks including group assignment and exams.

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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020