Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance

Qualification: Graduate Diploma
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: Max 4 years
Start date: Anytime - Enrol now!
Awarded by: Kaplan Professional (RTO 90116)

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About this course

The accredited Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance program offered through SEEK Learning will give you foundational knowledge of the key financial theories and practices used in the financial services industry.

Studying this course, you will also have the option of tailoring your education to your career goals by choosing to specialise in a specific area of professional practice, including wealth management, financial planning, investment management, banking, financial markets or corporate finance/advisory.

Early exit points

If you have completed the core subjects of this course and do not wish to continue studying, you will be able to exit early with the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance qualification.


To be eligible for this course you must meet one or more following entry requirements:

  • Have an undergraduate degree or graduate certificate; OR
  • Hold a related diploma or advanced diploma; OR
  • Hold at least a diploma-level qualification in an unrelated field and have two years of industry experience; OR
  • Demonstrate through academic and/or professional qualifications that you have the potential to undertake study at this level

Areas of study

In this graduate diploma program, the subjects you will study include:


  • Financial markets and economic principles
  • Techniques in financial analysis
  • Risk management for finance sector enterprises


  • Quantitative applications in finance
  • Fundamentals of asset valuation
  • Fundamentals of equity markets
  • Fundamentals of risk
  • Business valuation
  • Investment management
  • Operational risk management
  • Technical analysis
  • Strategic management
  • Sales and marketing for financial institutions
  • Interest rate markets
  • Financial modelling
  • Business valuation application
  • Industrial equity analysis
  • Mining investment analysis
  • Real estate analysis funding
  • Futures and options markets and trading
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Project finance
  • Foreign exchange markets
  • Applied corporate finance
  • Market risk management
  • Credit risk management

Find out what support you’ll receive as an online student.

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from Kaplan Professional.

The course will equip you with the skills and training to take control of your financial career, and is ideal if you are looking to enter the finance industry as a graduate or for a career change, or if you are already working in the industry and want to further your career.

Completion of this course will also allow you to proceed onto the Master of Applied Finance if you wish to continue your studies.

Finance options

You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to pay for the upfront costs of this course.

Alternatively, the following payment options are also available:

  • Payment plans: Eligible students may be able to pay for this course through weekly, fortnightly and monthly repayments. This flexible payment plan does not require a deposit and involves no interest for the first 12 months. After this period, students will be charged 19.95% per annum on the amount that remains to be paid.

  • Upfront payment: Pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

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.
SEEK Learning offers a vast selection of tertiary and vocational courses through some of Australia’s leading education providers. You can study an accredited TAFE, university and IT course, as well as customised training packages, from recognised course providers. With flexible study and finance options and many courses available through correspondence and online studies, you can gain any number of career-boosting qualifications at your convenience with SEEK Learning.
By studying with Kaplan Professional you will receive full access to course materials online, as well as access to library resources and digital lectures. Online discussion forums let you communicate with your peers and tutors; and telephone and email support is always available.

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