Table summary

  • Out of graduate certificate/diploma graduates in the field of business studies, 52.2 per cent were male and 47.8 per cent were female.
  • The median age of graduate certificate/diploma graduates in the field of business studies, was 36 years.
  • Overall, 80.5 per cent of graduate certificate/diploma graduates in the field of business studies, were available for full-time employment after graduation, with a further 9.4 per cent in full-time study, 5.7 per cent in part-time or casual employment, and 3.7 per cent unavailable for full-time study or work.
  • Out of graduate certificate/diploma graduates in the field of business studies who were available for full-time employment, 92.2 per cent were in full-time employment.
  • The median salary for graduate certificate/diploma graduates in the field of business studies was $87,800.

What are the characteristics of graduate certificate/diploma graduates?

Males Females Total
Survey responses: business studies 1,126 1,031 2,158
Sex: business studies (%)~ 52.2 47.8 100
Sex: all fields of education (%)~ 33.2 66.8 100
Median age: graduate certificate/diploma graduates (years) 37 35 36
Median age: all fields of education (years) 35 33 34

What are graduate certificate/diploma graduates doing after graduation?

Available for full-time employment (%) 85.3 75.3 80.5
In further full-time study (%) 10.0 8.7 9.4
Part-time or casual employment (%) 2.0 9.8 5.7
Unavailable for full-time study or work (%) 2.5 5.0 3.7
Of those available for full-time employment:
In full-time employment: business studies (%) 92.8 91.5 92.2
In full-time employment: all fields of education (%) 86.7 83.2 84.5

Most frequently reported occupations:

1. Specialist Managers
2. Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals
3. Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals

What are graduate certificate/diploma graduates in full-time employment earning?

Median salary: business studies $95,000 $80,000 $87,800
Median salary: all fields of education $80,000 $69,000 $72,000