Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Graduate Certificate in Social Impact

12 months
20000 AUD/year
19550 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Designed to build the professional capacity of managers and executives across the corporate, government and third (not-for-profit) sectors, the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact from The University of Western Australia teaches the critical leadership skills needed to manage organisations, businesses and social programs.


  • Cricos:  '40260' 

This Social Impact program from The University of Western Australia will help you achieve social impact and create meaningful social value. The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact provides an introduction to evaluation and social impact assessment across various areas including corporate social responsibility; social innovation and social enterprise; social finance and philanthropy; social design and co-design; systems approaches to social change and social leadership.

Why study this course

You'll gain an edge in applying for management positions in the social sector, the public sector and in the social impact and social impact areas of consulting and business. There are now an increasing number of specialist social impact analyst positions which require a specific skill set.

This course will provide the basis for a lifelong increase in your network of professional and business contacts in the social sector and provide an ongoing community of practice among the alumni.

You'll gain knowledge and a skill base that is unique and cannot be gained from other courses and is taught by academics with a strong theoretical knowledge but a grounding in practical action and a strong desire to make a difference through teaching.

Career Pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact is designed for senior, middle and emerging managers across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors who wish to enhance their leadership and management skills in the area of social impact.

Graduates have gained management and leadership positions across the social and health sector, across human service departments in the public sector, in the rapidly growing social impact and social impact measurement consulting sector, in impact investment and philanthropy, and in the social investment and social impact assessment areas of business. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Demonstrating Social Impact 
  • Social Impact: Entrepreneurs and Social Innovation 
  • Leadership for Social Impact 
  • Social Investment and Philanthropy 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements


To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and
  • at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
  • significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    19550 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19550 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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