Graduate Certificate in Social Impact

University of Western Australia, The (UWA)

This program provides students with a cross-sectoral perspective, enabling them to understand, think strategically and implement programs and ideas across sectors and silos to drive meaningful and sustainable change. An understanding of the new social impact, business and measurement models has assisted students to return to their workplaces, businesses and organisations and make an immediate positive impact in their professional capacities. The program is designed for anyone who has ever thought: Too many people are experiencing hardship, when we live in such a lucky country; Government, individuals, philanthropists, non-profits and business can achieve more by working together; We need sustainable and innovative approaches to funding programs that make a real difference in peoples lives; Business has an increasingly important role in developing social capital and environmental stewardship; Impact Investing (for a financial and a social return) sounds like a really good idea.

Course Fee:

Australian: $18,850
International: $18,900

Entry Requirements:

UWA Bachelor degree with weighted average mark of 60% or equivalent; plus minimum of 3 years' relevant professional experience; or minimum of 8 years of relevant, documented, professional experience, demonstrated leadership potential, and an interview


4 units: Social Impact: Entrepreneurs and Social Innovation; Demonstrating Social Impact; Leadership for Social Impact; Social Investment and Philanthropy.

Subjects you can Study:

Social impact

Study Pathways:

The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact can serve as an entry point into the MBA Flexible, with full credit for completed units. To enter the MBA, students must achieve a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact.

Further information:

This course is delivered in partnership with the national Centre for Social Impact. Various scholarships are available.

Who for:

Senior, middle and emerging management in the not-for-profit or community benefit sector

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley No info No Part time 1 year
Established in 1911, UWA is recognised internationally as a top 100 research-intensive university. Its main campus is located next to the beautiful Swan River and just a few kilometres from the Perth CBD in Western Australia.

UWA has a broad research and teaching profile across a wide range of disciplines. Our course structure is based on globally successful models and is designed to ensure students gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international workplace. We offer a choice of more than 65 majors across five undergraduate degrees in Arts, Commerce, Biomedical Science, Science and Philosophy (Honours), ensuring subjects can be combined in a way to match career goals and personal interests. Students can also pursue a professional qualification at postgraduate level.

Our Perth campus is located on the Swan River, just 10 minutes from the city centre and close to many stunning beaches. The campus offers a range of cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, social clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options.

For international students, Perth's warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle make it the perfect location to reside while studying. Western Australia is also in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends.

We encourage all our domestic students to spend a semester on exchange and broaden their degrees by travelling overseas and studying at one of our 180+ internationally renowned partner institutions.

Whatever your field and degree level, you'll have access to the university's strong industry connections and alumni group. You'll also gain practical first-hand work experience, get invited to a number of networking events, and in many cases receive training to prepare for the world of work.

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