The Australian Graduate Management Consortium (AGMC) is a unique joint initiative between Charles Sturt University (CSU) and TAFE NSW, offering a dedicated pathway for TAFE graduates with supervisory / managerial experience and other professional attainments to undertake Masters level studies. Students are not required to have completed a bachelor degree as AGMC programs are designed to progressively help build strong foundational knowledge, operational skills and strategic capabilities in management.
AGMC programs are delivered through weekly online sessions through Adobe Connect our web conferencing platform. Session times are tailored to suit busy professionals.
AGMC programs take an applied approach and students will be challenged to draw on their professional experiences and solve management problems within their own organisation.
AGMC Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma programs are stand-alone postgraduate degrees that provide an articulated pathway (with guaranteed entry and credits) to Masters level studies at Charles Sturt University.
Graduate Certificate in Management (Professional Practice)
The Graduate Certificate in Management (Professional Practice) is designed to develop applied knowledge and skills in key areas of business management. The program comprises four subjects covering key organisational functions such as financial management, human resource management, marketing and organisational management, which can be studied in one year part-time. The program progressively builds academic capabilities and prepares you for more advanced postgraduate study.
Completion of the course provides entry as well as full credit into the AGMC Graduate Diploma of Management (Professional Practice) and CSU’s Master of Management or Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Graduate Diploma of Management (Professional Practice)
The Graduate Diploma of Management (Professional Practice) is workplace-focused and builds on skills developed in the Graduate Certificate in Management (Professional Practice) by providing advanced knowledge in key areas such as business ethics, leadership, operations management and project management. The four subjects can be completed in one year part-time.
Completion of this course gives you guaranteed entry with full credits into CSU's Master of Management or Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the opportunity to develop advanced strategic management knowledge and skills.
Graduate Certificate in Project Management Practice
The Graduate Certificate in Project Management Practice is designed to provide you with essential communication and project management skills to successfully manage a substantial project. The program comprises four subjects covering financial management, human resource management, project management and risk management, which can be studied in one year part-time.
COST OF STUDY
Relevant fees for students commencing in 2017 are shown below. Fees are subject to change each year. In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.
The 2017 course fee is $2,850* per subject, which includes the required textbook.
Fee-paying students pay a tuition fee for each subject undertaken. The Australian Government does not contribute towards your study costs.
1. Defer payment using a FEE-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once the students income reaches a certain threshold
2. Pay tuition fees up-front each session.
*Fee for students commencing study in 2017.
ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE
Applicants are required to have one of the following:
1. An undergraduate degree for a recognised Australian institute or a qualification deemed to be equivalent, with at least two years relevant work experience; OR
2. A Diploma or Advanced Diploma from TAFE or other recognised Registered Training Organisation, with at least five years relevant work experience in a supervisory / management capacity; OR
3. More than five years’ experience in a senior supervisory / managerial position with significant responsibilities and good writing skills.
AGMC courses are only available to Australian residents or those holding permanent residency in Australia.
HOW TO APPLY
Please refer to the AGMC website for details of how to apply for AGMC courses.
Please refer to the AGMC website for details of any scholarships available.
2017 session dates are as follows:
Session 1: 27 February – 16 June 2017
Session 2: 10 July – 27 October 2017
Session 3: 13 November – 9 February 2018
For more information on AGMC programs with TAFE Western, contact:
Jillian Pennisis on 02 6391 5685 or email