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Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Business

Digital skills are an essential weapon for succeeding in today's business world. This undergraduate certificate is designed to teach you the foundations of digital business, and to develop practical skills for the workplace. Ideal if you're looking to kickstart your career, or you're a business owner who wants to understand and leverage the opportunities of data and digital technologies.

In this program you will:

  • Develop the skills to conduct business successfully in an increasingly digital and global business environment
  • Learn how to create and leverage digital business products
  • Study website design, how to creatively manage social media for business, and how to effectively use data for business decision making

Location

Entry threshold

55 55 ATAR/Rank
ATAR/Rank

Duration

6 months 6 months Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2022 fees ($AUD)

A$6,846 CSP
CSP

QTAC code

014706 015706

Start

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2

Start
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Delivery mode
  • Blended Learning, Online
Total courses
4
Total units
48
Duration
6 months 6 months
UniSC program code
BU011
Program structure
Introductory courses (2) 24 units

BUS105 Marketing Essentials
BUS108 Information Systems in Organisations

Developing and Graduate courses (2) 24 units

CMN204 Social Media: Content Curation and Creation
DIG201 Creating and Leveraging Digital Products

Student profile

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Adjusted ATARs are a calculation of a student's ATAR + eligible adjustment factors and are used to determine admission. The raw ATAR is the student's rank before any adjustments are applied.

Minimum entry threshold

Applicants must meet the minimum ATAR/Rank.

Location ATAR/Rank
Moreton Bay 55
Online 55

Additional entry information

Standard English language requirements apply.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

Career opportunities

  • Digital business manager
  • Digital specialist
  • Social media manager
  • Website developer

Headstart Program - Year 11 or 12

The Headstart program lets you study uni subjects while you’re still in high school. If you successfully complete two Headstart courses, you’ll get a selection rank that you could use to get into uni.

Early Offer Guarantee scheme - Year 12

The Early Offer Guarantee scheme enables Year 12 students to be offered a place at USC on the basis of their Principal's recommendation.

Previous qualifications or experience

If you:

  • have completed Year 12 (no matter how long ago)
  • have a TAFE/VET qualification
  • have relevant work experience, or
  • have studied at university before (even if you didn’t complete your studies)

You may be eligible for a selection rank, which can help you get into uni. For more detailed information selection ranks and how applications are assessed, visit Admissions explained.

Tertiary Preparation Pathway

If you don’t have qualifications or experience that will give you a selection rank, you can complete the Tertiary Preparation Pathway as a stepping stone into most degrees. You can also use TPP to complete subject prerequisites.

If you haven’t studied in a while, TPP is also a great way to brush up on essential study skills like critical reading, assignment writing and referencing.

It can also build your knowledge and confidence in the subject areas you’ll need for your degree, like science or maths. TPP courses are fee-free for eligible domestic students.

I identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

You may be eligible for direct entry into a USC degree based on your potential to succeed, under USC’s Indigenous Direct Entry and Access Scheme (IDEAS). All you have to do is complete an online application through our website.

CSP estimate
A$6,846

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth supported places are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government so that students only pay 'student contribution" amounts. The student contribution amount will vary depending on the course you are studying and how much funding the Government provides.

If you accept a Commonwealth supported place you are a Commonwealth supported student. As a Commonwealth supported student you must make a contribution towards the cost of your education (unless you are enrolled in Enabling or Tertiary Preparation Pathway courses) with the majority of the cost met by the Commonwealth Government.

Commonwealth supported places are only available to domestic students. As a domestic student you are entitled to a Commonwealth supported place in an eligible program if you:

  • meet the citizenship and residency requirements
  • complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF)
  • meet the University's entry requirements for your chosen program.

Domestic applicants apply for admission direct to USC.

Find out about how to apply and key application closing dates.

QTAC code

Location QTAC code
Moreton Bay 014706
Online 015706
Complete in just six months full-time
Enjoy interacting with a like-minded cohort
Flexible learning options
Anrich Brummer
Anrich Brummer Graduate

Student story

"I've been running my own consultancy for a few years now, and so far so good! I mainly work across digital analytics and marketing tech. An average week I would implement some new tracking for a client (which often requires custom javascript), complete analysis and deep dive into issues discovered in the web analytics, create dashboards for reporting, build integrations between different tools as well as some big data stuff. It's a mix of architecture, coding and analysis really."