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Postgraduate Certificate in Commerce - PGCertCom

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On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


60 credit hours

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Boost your career by filling gaps in your business knowledge or upskilling in a particular subject area.

Equip yourself with the tools for success

A Postgraduate Certificate in Commerce (PGCertCom) is a flexible qualification that gives you the tools for success—whether in your career or for further study.

Choose from a wide range of postgraduate subjects and quickly build specialised knowledge that you can put to use in your work.

Or perhaps you want to do a PhD, but your Master’s degree was all coursework and no research. In that case, you could take the PGCertCom with a specialisation in Research. This introduces you to postgraduate research and opens a potential pathway to PhD study.


Part-time students doing two courses per trimester will need to do around 20 to 23 hours of work a week. Make sure you take this into account if you are working while studying.

Depending on your choice of courses, it may be possible to complete the entire certificate in a single trimester. In that case, you can expect a workload of 40 to 45 hours a week.

International recognition

Wellington School of Business and Government is among a small group of business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international business education accreditations. You can be confident your qualification will stand up against the best around the world.


Communication specialists are always in demand. You could find employment in public relations, advertising, communications and marketing, or supporting and creating policy in the topic you’ve focused on—like science or media.

Entry criteria

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree or equivalent qualification.

You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

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