The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts
Location

Online

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 4 Feb 2019
  • Trimester 2 - 20 May 2019
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1 year part-time up to 3 years maximum.

UON program code: 40144

Program handbook

Description

Research shows that co-operatives have demonstrated high levels of resiliency in the Global Economic Crisis across a number of business sectors. Some co-operatives are among the largest and most efficient organisations in the world. The Graduate Certificate in Co-operatives Mangement and Organisation is a 40 unit program requiring students to complete all the core courses. The completion of the program provides students with an opportunity to open up new career avenues for students interested in the social responsibility of business and enables them to develop critical analytical skills in business ethics.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Effective independent or collaborative work skills to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgement to co-operatives management and organisational tasks
  • Critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills to justify sound co-operatives management solutions
  • Specialised knowledge of theories, models and concepts relevant to co-operatives management and be proficient in their application
  • Decision making skills to apply understanding of ethical, cultural and global issues in co-operatives management decisions.

Details

Information correct as at21 Jul 2019 3:15 AM
Program code40144
AQF level

Level 8 Graduate Certificate

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 year part-time.
Term typeTrimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Business and Law
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Law School
  2. Newcastle Business School
  3. School of Creative Industries
  4. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  5. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
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Admission information

Admission requirements

Entry into the Graduate Certificate in Co-operatives Management and Organisation (40 units) is available to applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in a related field; or
  • 3 year Diploma in a related field such as economics, business, accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, management; or
  • 3 year Diploma not in a related field + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in a related field such as economics, business, accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, management + 2 years relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma not in a related field + 3 years relevant business experience; or
  • At least 5 years business experience.

Students will be required to successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

40 units

Program duration

1 year part-time up to 3 years maximum.

Program requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Co-operatives Management and Organisation is a 40 unit program requiring students to complete all the core courses.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Transition arrangements

Students enrolled in program 40034 will be contacted directly to offer them an opportunity to transition to the new program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Core Courses

Students must complete all of the core courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6411Introduction to Co-operative Organisation and Management: the Co-operative Advantage
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6412Social Enterprises and Co-operative Innovation
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
LEGL6005Co-operative Law and Governance
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units

Core Courses

Directed Courses

Students must complete 10 units from the directed course list below:

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
DESN6350Design for Digital Media
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6500Business and the Natural Environment
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6005Marketing Management and Planning
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6200Financial and Management Accounting
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6511Creativity and Design Thinking for EnterpriseNot currently offered10 units
INFO6050Process Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFT6060The Digital Economy
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
LAWS6108Corporate Power and Corporate Accountability: Pathways to Socially Responsible Business
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.