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- Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 6 months full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Change to a finance career, and gain a solid grounding in finance and business management.
To be in a finance career you must be outgoing and inquisitive. You’ll need to be good at mathematics, but you must also be good at communicating with people. Therefore education, intelligence and personality are all taken into account for finance jobs.
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).
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
Curtin’s Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance offers a solid grounding in finance and business management.
This is an engaging, industry-relevant course for professionals who want to advance their careers through a deeper understanding of financial accounting, financial principles, econometrics and economics.
On graduation you may choose to extend your studies to the Master of Commerce (Applied Finance) or apply what you have learned to your workplace.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Our lecturers provide high quality teaching and undertake applied research in areas such as behavioural finance, corporate finance, investments and uncertainty.
- The latest teaching technologies are used for ease of communication between you and your lecturers.
- You will use real-world case studies and examples to apply your learning and problem solving skills. Lecturers apply theory to reality to give you a sound basis for entry into the working world where problem solving is the key to success.
This course is suitable for those students wishing to pursue a career in the finance industry.
What you'll learn
- apply finance principles, theory and practice to current issues and trends in relation to financial markets
- think creatively and reflectively to generate innovative solutions to complex financial scenarios
- access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of sources appropriate in financial scenarios; make valid judgements based on sound evidence; analyse case study material and journal articles
- communicate effectively to clients, staff, professionals, management and industry within the ethical and professional framework of financial institutions; prepare written academic reports and prepare and deliver oral presentations at a professional standard
- expertly use new and established technologies as they apply in financial markets
- continue to acquire new knowledge and expertise in the field of finance using a range of learning strategies
- describe and evaluate the impacts of financial markets and instruments in a global system; apply international standards and practices with in a global context
- show broad understanding of relevant professional and cross cultural communication theoretical concepts; work effectively in multicultural team environments and make positive contributions to class discussions
- work professionally and ethically both independently and collaboratively, complying with appropriate legislation and protocols
A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a field of study other than finance, or significant relevant work experience (typically three to five years). Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency 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)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
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
Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2020
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
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).
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
Semester 1 and Semester 2
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The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.
How to apply
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- Curtin course code: GC-APFNCE
- CRICOS code: 084067G
- Last updated on: December 12, 2019