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Graduate Certificate in Finance

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    4 units

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    RMIT University

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What you'll learn

About this course

Deepen your understanding of corporate finances and develop important research skills with this online Graduate Certificate in Finance course. Offered by RMIT University in partnership with Open Universities Australia, the training program comprehensively covers key competencies in the area of corporate finance, and will train you to research, assess and solve financial problems.

By studying this postgraduate course you will learn how to effectively analyse financial statements, utilise quantitative methods in finance, and gain an in-depth understanding of money markets and fixed income securities. Completion of this course will also enable you to further advance your qualifications towards a Master of Finance.


To be eligible for this course, applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 out of 4.0; OR
  • Have 8-10 years of work experience

Areas of study

  • Corporate finance
  • Money markets and fixed income securities
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Quantitative methods in finance
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Certificate in Finance from RMIT University.

Completing this postgraduate qualification in finance will help employers recognise your advanced understanding of corporate finance, and will equip you with the analytical skills needed to work in this industry. The course is also an ideal pathway for financial professionals looking to formalise years of experience with a nationally-recognised qualification.

Curious about where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Financial Dealer
  • Financial Broker
  • Financial Dealer's Assistant

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Find out more information about FEE-HELP here.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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