Undergraduate Certificate in Business

Course Code4340
CRICOS Code111573F
International students must be at least 18 years of age before they arrive at Avondale ahead of the relevant teaching period commencing to be eligible for enrolment at Avondale University.
Course duration /
Study mode

Course duration: One semester full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus

LocationAvondale Campus - Lake Macquarie
Fee Support

FEE-HELP* *for eligible students, see www.studyassist.gov.au



The Undergraduate Certificate in Business helps students seeking alternative entry into a Bachelor of Business. It is for recent school leavers who have not achieved the required entry level ATAR, including those with no ATAR. It may also be suitable for mature age students seeking alternative entry to a bachelor’s degree. 

This course enables students to develop their literacy and academic skills needed to undertake further undergraduate studies.

Semester Intake

Semester One - Yes

Semester Two - Yes

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Business, graduates will be able to:
  • demonstrate a broad theoretical knowledge of business studies and the business environment;
  • demonstrate efficient and effective decision-making skills in business.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion and satisfactory performance in the one semester (minimum of three units) of the Undergraduate Certificate in Business course, students may apply to enroll in an Avondale undergraduate degree. This course may give students credit to their chosen degree. 

Admission Criteria


To qualify for admission, you must meet one of the following criteria:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 3 qualification or higher in Business Studies (or equivalent); or
  • A New Zealand Qualifications Framework NZQF Level 3 qualification or higher in Business Studies (or equivalent)

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants with work and life experience
Applicants with overseas qualifications
  • An overseas qualification comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 3 or higher in Business Studies (or equivalent)


International applicants must meet the Australian Government's visa requirements to reside in Australia while studying at Avondale University.

For more information, visit https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder/study


International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the ways outlined in Appendix 2 of the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy.

Course Structure

Course duration: 6 months full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus or Distance

Maximum Time to Complete: Three years

Course Structure  

For students commencing Semester 1

BBUS12010 Organisations in a Business Context

BBUS16020 Introduction to Accounting

BBUS15050 Information Technology Systems in Business

BBUS27000 Guided Studies


For students commencing Semester 2

BBUS16040 Introduction to Economics

BBUS14050 Business Statistics

BBUS14060 Business Law

BBUS27000 Guided Studies


To find out more about any of the units listed here, copy the unit code and then search for that unit here.


Avondale is a self-accrediting higher education provider and offers the Undergraduate Certificate in Business within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) terms. In 2014 Avondale was granted self-accrediting status by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

Where to get further information

Course Enquiries

Student Administration Services

Phone: +61 2 4980 2377
Email: [email protected]
Monday-Thursday, 9.00am-5pm
Friday, 9.00am-12.00noon


FEE-HELP* *for eligible students, see www.studyassist.gov.au

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There are no scholarships available for this course.

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"This course provides the foundation you will need to successfully study at tertiary level." Paul Race, Executive Dean.