The Graduate Certificate in Operational Excellence is an online postgraduate qualification that is designed for newer and ambitious professionals, with entry possible through management experience alone and a study structure that easily accommodates full-time work.
Made up of four core business units, students will develop comprehensive decision-making and problem-solving skills, and the strategic management and leadership ability to confidently execute quality-based decisions that achieve business objectives. These skills follow contemporary best practice so to be immediately transferrable back to the workplace, enabling your analysis of business objectives and problems with an understanding of proven management and leadership models.
The Graduate Certificate in Operational Excellence, as part of our MBA Pathway, can also be used as a method of entry to our Master of Business Administration for those seeking the pinnacle of business degrees without an existing bachelor’s degree. The MBA+ offers you three unique, recognised qualifications in a single learning pathway, ensuring you are empowered to thrive in your function, in leadership, and well into the future.
Who is this Course For?
The Graduate Certificate in Operational Excellence is designed for people who seek perfection through rigorous performance analysis and optimisation. Graduates of this program are empowered to find success in a variety of roles, such as a business analyst and in supply chain management. We recommend this qualification for individuals in the early to middle stages of their professional lives or those looking for an impactful step up in their recognised abilities. Our highly accessible and supported learning model ensures you can succeed in your studies without making sacrifices to your current work or personal life.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will have:
- Advanced knowledge and skills in problem-solving, teamwork leadership and continuous improvement
- Advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in the disciplines of operational improvement and decision making as well as people management
- Advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:
- analyse critically, evaluate and transform information to complete a range of activities
- research and apply established theories to management and leadership practice
- analyse, generate and transmit solutions to complex problems
- transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner
Units of Study
Successfully completing the four core units of the Graduate Certificate in Operational Excellence provides you with a formal qualification and these units are stackable towards our MBA+ program. If you decide to pursue this higher degree at a later, your previous study with us will count towards your total credit. You could complete the Graduate Certificate in as little as 4 months.
4 Core Units
- Leading, Managing, and Developing People
- Managing Operational Improvement
- Business Decision-Making and Analysis
- Human Resource Management
The Graduate Certificate in Operational Excellence has entry options based on tertiary qualifications and relevant management experience.
- Bachelor degree and two years’ relevant management experience
- Diploma or Advanced Diploma and three years’ management experience
- No formal tertiary qualification but five years’ relevant management experience
In addition, you must:
- Meet English Requirements; and
- Have access to a computer and internet connection that meet Technology Requirements
Successfully completing the Graduate Certificate gives you a formal qualification and allows you direct entry into the Graduate Diploma in Management. Upon completing the Graduate Diploma in Management, you’ll qualify for direct entry to the Master of Business Administration.
AIM Business School charges individual unit fees which are payable prior to the date of commencement of that unit or 14 days upon invoice generated.
Payment of fees may be made by:
- credit card or
- application for FEE-HELP, a government loan given to eligible students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees.
For students enrolling for courses commencing in 2019 and future years, AIM Business School reserves the right to adjust tuition fees annually.
If you want more information about unit costs and how you can make payments, please view the schedule of fees.
If you want more information about FEE-HELP, please view Fees and FEE-HELP Information.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Students who can provide evidence of previous study at a similar AQF level or demonstrable equivalent experience, may on application, be provided with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer for up to 50% of a respective course. All applications for RPL will be assessed on an individual basis. For students seeking RPL based on experience only, an administration fee applies per unit for successful applications. For more information about the RPL process, please contact a Senior Learning Advisor on 1300 658 337 or request a callback today.
Why Choose AIM Business School?
Practical, real-world learning – no exams!
There are no exams at AIM Business School. Rather, assessment is based on undertaking realistic projects applied to each participant’s own organisational and industry contexts. Emphasis is placed on contemporary, relevant and interactive case studies. Participants engage in coursework that is entirely applicable to their work to ensure they receive immediate value from their learning experience.
Best in Class Faculty
Our faculty are highly qualified and experienced business professionals. They are chosen based on their senior management experience in their area of specialisation, appropriate postgraduate and teaching qualifications and a commitment to keep abreast of developments in their area of specialisation. Be inspired by practitioners with senior level business and industry experience and benefit from their extensive business knowledge and practical leadership and management skills.
Great Student Experience
Our current and former students consistently rank their experience studying with AIM Business School as exceptional. In fact, we rank above the national average in all but one category, with particular satisfaction for our teaching practices, support services, and overall experience. Don’t believe us? Check us out at ComparED for yourself.
Prompt, personalised and on-going support
We’ll be there to help you throughout your study journey. Gain prompt, personalised and ongoing support from specialised Faculty and our Student Support Team. We know postgraduate study is a commitment and we’re committed to providing you exceptional support throughout your qualification.
Flexible intake periods
At AIM Business School, you don’t have to wait for the next semester intake. When we say flexible and accessible, we mean it. We understand that working professionals need both when enrolling in postgraduate study. This means, with bimonthly, you can start as soon as you’re ready. It’s convenience at its best.
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