If you're not ready to commit to a degree upfront or are looking to up-skill, refresh or explore a new field, then an Undergraduate Certificate course is a great option. There are only four subjects you need to complete in order to achieve your qualification and you will also be eligible to continue into a related diploma or degree if you choose to continue your studies.
26th July 2021
UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING
Accounting for Decision Making
This unit provides students with an introductory knowledge of financial and managerial accounting theory and practices. The unit covers financial procedures and reporting for business entities, analysis and interpretation of financial statements and planning, control and business decision-making. Students will learn how to use accounting techniques and processes, analyse information relevant to revenue and costs and they will learn to communicate accounting information by a written report.
This unit develops students’ understanding of accounting techniques used for managerial decision-making. The unit focuses on budgeting and cost control accounting, and the analysis and interpretation of financial statements. These are the two essential accounting processes for business managers and leaders. Through their study in the unit, students will learn to make informed predictions, recommendations, and decisions toward the financial stability of a business.
This unit enhances the students’ knowledge of key economic concepts and develops their capacity for the practical application of economic concepts. At the microeconomics level, the unit includes demand and supply, elasticity, production and cost theory and market structure. At the macroeconomic level, the unit includes measuring GDP, inflation and unemployment, money and banking and monetary policy.
This unit introduces students to the Australian legal system and to the laws regulating commercial activities in Australia. As most commercial exchanges of goods and services are based on contract, the unit will focus upon a detailed explanation of Australian contract law. Other topics covered in this unit include the origins of Australian law, the law of torts and negligence, consumer law and business structures. Coursework will assist students to familiarise themselves with these aspects of the law and to develop analytical and critical thinking skills in understanding the role of commercial law in the contemporary Australian business environment. Students will apply legal rules to solve simple legal problems in business and will be encouraged to think strategically about business opportunities and business risks.
UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION
Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Creativity and Innovation for Business
This unit introduces students to the important role that innovation plays in society and the economy, along with the key principles underpinning the entrepreneurial deployment and commercial application of innovation. Establishing the foundation for the rest of the course, students will develop an understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset and entrepreneurial processes required for the conduct of entrepreneurial practice for both small business and large organisations. Topics include an introduction to planning, financing, team building, intellectual property issues, and the staged commercialisation process, as the primary activities of the entrepreneurial lifecycle process. Hence, this introductory unit establishes the key shifts in thinking necessary for entrepreneurial development and the deployment of innovation, which is the core capability developed throughout the course.
This unit develops students’ understanding, appreciation of and capability in design thinking so that they will be well prepared to work creatively and develop innovation in business practice. This unit introduces students to theories of creativity and develops their creative skills and their problem-solving skills. The aim of the unit is to develop with students their capability (knowledge and skills) to work creatively to develop innovations for businesses. Students will examine closely frameworks and processes that develop cognitive and collaborative skills to move ideas into reality. They will also develop their capability for using digital technology to nurture creative thinking and to do this through supportive team networks.
Entrepreneurial marketing is deployed by start-ups and emerging companies to help establish themselves in emerging industries. Although they start small, they are not small businesses because they aim to grow rapidly and to become major players in their industry. Growth is the primary goal of entrepreneurship, and marketing is the primary means for growth. Entrepreneurial marketers utilize a toolkit of new and unorthodox marketing practices to help emerging firms gain a foothold in crowded markets. Marketing in new and unusual ways has proven to be the most effective way to illustrate what makes a new business unique.
This unit will explore the concept of management in different business environments, providing you with a broad overview of management functions. It focuses on concepts and theories that inform practices in the field of management, such as planning, organising, leading and facilitating. Such practices are performed in both profit and non-profit organisations including commercial businesses, public services, and social clubs. With this knowledge, you will be equipped to apply these practices in any business field.
UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Introduction to Information Technology
In a dynamic world going global and digital, information technology plays an important role in every manager’s life. Individuals, business, nations and societies use various types of systems to support their processes and adapt to changes in their environment. Companies are using various means to attain competitive advantage using Information Technology. This unit exposes students to this foundational role played by the information technology. Aligning major concepts with the latest trends, the unit explores how the rise of mobile computing, cloud computing, social media, the Internet of Things, and Big Data affect information systems.
This unit introduces students to the basic skills of the modern computer programming language, algorithm development and problem-solving with no assumed programming knowledge and/or experience. Students will be exposed to the various topics of object-oriented programming, design, variables, statements, arrays and algorithms in sorting and searching. The unit covers a design process using multiple design strategies and demonstrates how to build a readable and reusable solution.
This unit provides students with a comprehensive introduction to computer networks by exploring important concepts relating to network components such as switches, routers, and wireless LAN controllers. This unit also covers much of the material in Cisco 200-301 CCNA certification, an internationally recognised and essential networking certification. While attaining this certification is encouraged, it is not a requirement to pass the unit.
This unit introduces fundamental concepts and principles of effective management, organisation, manipulation and use of data. Students will learn how to design a database using a set of business rules and applying data modelling techniques such as ER (Entity-Relationship) modelling and relational database design. Students will also learn how to query databases using SQL (Standard Query Language). Other database concepts will also be examined such as database administration, concurrency, backup & recovery and security.
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