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Luxury Branding

Graduate Certificate


Graduate Certificate in Luxury Branding
6 months full-time
Curtin Perth


Develop fundamental skills in luxury branding to inform business decisions.

Industry links

Developed with input from professional bodies such as the Australian Marketing Institute and the Public Relations Institute of Australia.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

The Graduate Certificate in Luxury Branding is suitable if you want to develop specialist advanced knowledge and skills on how to market and manage a luxury brand.

In this course you will learn about the principles of brand design, pitching and positioning luxury brands, and how to create distinctive marketing strategies that target your audience.

You will also analyse global marketing challenges for unique and prestigious products, using examples spanning many industries, including luxury automotive, fashion, beauty and hospitality, and complete an industry-focused research project of your own.

This course leads to the Graduate Diploma in Luxury Branding.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Learn about the latest sector issues and develop your networks by attending industry guest lectures and working on practical projects. 

Professional recognition

  • Curtin University is the Inaugural Premier Education Network Sponsor of The Communications Council WA.

Career information


  • Art and luxury consultant
  • Brand manager
  • Marketing consultant
  • Product manager


  • Advertising
  • Government
  • Leisure and tourism
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail and wholesale
  • Service industries

What you'll learn

  • apply specialised knowledge theories, frameworks and practices relevant to luxury branding to accurately inform brand strategies, brand development and business decisions
  • critically analyse the luxury marketing environment and think creatively to generate strategic solutions to a range of real-world business and management problems; and apply logical rational and reflective processes in high level decision making that is evidence-informed
  • apply a variety of methodologies to critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on complex information and recent marketing developments relevant to luxury brands and businesses in local and global contexts
  • professionally communicate propositions, processes and outcomes to address specialist and non-specialist audiences in a spoken, visual and written form; and apply research methodologies to generate insight for luxury brands and businesses
  • develop an in-depth knowledge of luxury communication strategies, from traditional media to digital, social media and special projects development and apply relevant advanced technologies to implement coherent strategic initiatives in luxury branding
  • develop a lifelong attitude of continuing professional development and intellectual curiosity in the marketing discipline including formulation of strategic solutions to diverse problems related to marketing services and products in dynamic contexts
  • adapt marketing models and strategies for competitive advantage and success in the global luxury brand environment; Account for contemporary developments in world forums to implement socially responsible and sustainable marketing efforts
  • demonstrate critical awareness towards the distinctive features of luxury goods and services while working with cultural differences in an appropriate manner; and develop relevant sensitivity to the cultural aspects behind the concept of luxury
  • use information and technology adeptly in marketing contexts and employ effective independent or collaborative work skills to demonstrate expert professional judgement and ethical responsibility relating to the luxury brands and businesses

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,000*
Total indicative course fee $15,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $15,000*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,300*
Total indicative course fee $15,300*
Indicative year 1 fee $15,300*

Fees are indicative only.

*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


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