The Graduate Certificate in Management will develop your capacity to pivot with purpose, to lead through uncertainty, and to manage your business or organisations through significant change.

This AQF Level 8 Qualification is based on real world experience and case studies, contemporary scholarly research, Biblical values, and the Christian intellectual tradition. Each unit of the four units within the Graduate Certificate aims to develop your knowledge, skills, and worldview to lead and manage in difficult times.

The Graduate Certificate in Management is delivered via a concentrated model, where students undertake one unit per study period of seven weeks. Students who enrol in subsequent study periods will complete the Graduate Certificate in Management in eight months.

Students will graduate with a solid foundational understanding of good management practice. For those that wish to continue, this Graduate Certificate is your pathway to further studies as part of the CHC Masters of Business Administration (MBA). The CHC MBA is especially relevant to managers of profit and not-for-profit organisations who need to gain management expertise, and for people in business seeking Christian input to do ministry in their business sphere.

I intentionally chose CHC as my provider for the program ahead of many others and I have never regretted it. I cannot speak highly enough about the support of the college and the staff members, who challenged, stretched and encouraged me through my journey.

My Christian faith is at the core of my life. To be supported by staff who have the same conviction was valuable and thinking how to apply the Christian worldview to the content resonated well with me. It was amazing to see how transferrable the learning was to many other aspects of my life including my volunteer work with my local church and community. The learning and subsequent academic qualification has also aided me in my start-up change coaching business.

I have no hesitation in encouraging any person to consider CHC Business.

Ken Mihill, 2020 MBA Graduate


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Admission Criteria


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Applicants with recent secondary education are not eligible for admission to this course.

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Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are not eligible for admission to this course.

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Applicants with a Bachelor degree in any field, with at least two years (full-time equivalent) of specified management responsibility within the 10 years prior to application, are eligible for admission to this course.


Applicants with work experience of at least six years (full-time equivalent) within the 10 years prior to application, with at least two years of specified management responsibility, are eligible for admission to this course.

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Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least one year, was conducted in the English language or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language Proficiency examination (see table below). Results are to be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.

EXAMINATION Minimum Requirement
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (at least 6.0 in all subtests)
PTE (Academic) 59 (at least 51 in all subtests)
TOEFL (IBT) 90 (at least 16 in Listening, Reading; 21 in Writing; 18 in Speaking)
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What will I learn?

The Graduate Certificate will strengthen your ministry and the team you seek to build around you.  This postgraduate business study will provide you with more breadth of knowledge and skills to challenge and inspire those around you as you lead change. The use of case studies and practical assessments can help prepare and launch new initiatives that will help you pivot in your next phase of your ministry. The Graduate Certificate in Management integrates contemporary scholarly research, relevant industry experience and up to date trends, Biblical values, and the Christian intellectual tradition. The Graduate Certificate in Management aims therefore to build your skill set and strengthen your values as you lead your ministry with a renewed focus.

Taking greater captaincy in your organisation

The Graduate Certificate in Management will enable you to master key business concepts including leadership, finance, governance, and strategy. Mastery of these concepts can help take your church, and para-church organisations, to the next level in terms of compliance and effectiveness. The Graduate Certificate in Management is the first step into an MBA program that will solidify your business fundamentals in the areas of marketing, human resources, and economics.  These fundamentals and practical assessments will enable you to analyse the efficiency and effectiveness of your organisation, and help you report to boards and other key stakeholders including donors. This postgraduate business study is aimed to develop your captaincy in your organisation!

Supporting your academic pathway

It may be some time since you’ve engaged in online learning and/or perhaps you have never done any higher education study before. CHC MBA students are introduced to tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills. Our teaching team is here to support your learning wherever you may be joining us from. It is  important to interact with the teaching team and other students in our interactive discussion forums.

What to expect 

You may not have ever considered postgraduate business education delivered online and in a concentrated 6-week format. It is important to gain clear knowledge of what is expected of you across the study period, including any key dates and deadlines. We would encourage you to invest upfront and set up a system that works for you. A set of subfolders with assessment tasks, lecture slides, and content can help maximise your investment into your own education. Our online orientation can assist you to be ready to go with assignment submissions, referencing guides, and student administration.

Providing you with flexibility in your learning 

The CHC MBA is structured so that you can exit early if your circumstances change. You can be recognised with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma return later to complete your MBA later. We know your schedule can change which is why our flexible study options are designed to suit your personal needs.  Our program can be tailored around your ministry schedule.

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Course Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Management consists of 4 elective units.

In planning their course, students must consult the Business Courses Guide for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.

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Fees & Scholarships


All courses at CHC have study costs that are determined by whether you are a domestic student or an international student, and whether you are in a fee-paying place or Commonwealth supported place.
Different payment options are available, and eligible students can access the Commonwealth government’s HELP scheme to defer the payment of their study costs.
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CHC has a number of scholarships available in particular course areas to help students who are coming to CHC as school-leavers.

The Government also provides some financial assistance to students to help the transition into study.

Further information about scholarships and government financial assistance is available below.

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