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Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    6 months to 3 years. Fast-track options available.

  • Start date:

    6 intakes a year, enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Kaplan Professional

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Financial Analyst | Internal Auditor | Risk Manager | Portfolio Manager | View all

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About this course

Get set for a fulfilling finance career with Kaplan Professional's comprehensive online Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance. This is an ideal qualification if you're a graduate ready to start your career, if you're already working in finance and are looking to build your specialist knowledge or if you're considering a career change. If you work in the legal profession and need to gain an understanding of financial services, this course is also an excellent choice.

This graduate certificate provides you with a thorough grounding in financial services skills and knowledge that'll get you workplace ready. You'll undertake core subjects in Financial Markets and Economic Principles, Regulation Ethics and Risk Management and Financial Analysis and Validation, and can choose from numerous electives depending on your area of interest, from real estate analysis funding to operational risk management.

With this qualification under your belt, you'll be ready to apply your skills and knowledge in a range of professional financial contexts, including corporate finance, banking, risk management and compliance.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • An Undergraduate Degree; OR
  • A related Advanced Diploma or Diploma; OR
  • An unrelated Advanced Diploma or Diploma plus 2 years' related industry experience; OR
  • Academic and/or professional qualifications demonstrating the potential to undertake study at this level.

Areas of study

In this finance course, the subjects you may study include:

Core subjects

  • FIN101 - Financial Markets and Economic Principles
  • FIN102 - Regulation Ethics and Risk Management
  • FIN103 - Financial Analysis and Valuation

Elective subjects (choose one elective subject)

  • FIN201 - Quantitative Applications in Finance
  • FIN202 - Fundamentals of Asset Valuation
  • FIN203 - Fundamentals of Equity Markets
  • FIN204 - Fundamentals of Risk
  • FIN205 - Business Valuation
  • FIN206 - Investment Management
  • FIN219 - Operational Risk Management
  • FIN231 - Technical Analysis
  • FIN234 - Strategic Management
  • FIN235 - Sales and Marketing for Financial Institutions
  • FIN240 - Interest Rate Markets
  • FIN280 - Financial Modelling
  • FIN290 - Business Valuation Application
  • FIN306 - Applied Portfolio Management
  • FIN322 - Industrial Equity Analysis
  • FIN327 - Mining Investment Analysis
  • FIN328 - Real Estate Analysis Funding
  • FIN329 - Futures and Options Markets and Trading
  • FIN330 - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FIN338 - Project Finance
  • FIN341 - Foreign Exchange Markets
  • FIN342 - Applied Corporate Finance
  • FIN343 - Market Risk Management
  • FIN344 - Credit Risk Management
Kaplan Professional Kaplan Professional is a leading provider of education in financial services and real estate. Kaplan Professional’s internationally renowned programs, personalised study experiences, flexible learning options and range of industry partners, all make them highly respected and distinguished.

Kaplan Professional offers a range of professional qualifications and provides learning solutions to 45,000 people a year. Whether you want to undertake a Certificate, Diploma or Masters, Kaplan Professional has the right course to get you where you want to go!
Kaplan Professional aim to make your learning journey as seamless as possible and have put together a student services team to assist and help you out if any challenges come up.

Student support representatives will be on hand to answer questions around the system, login and password queries, explaining processes around assessments etc., and to offer advice around study pathways and subject selection.

There’s also an ‘Ask the Tutor’ forum where you can direct questions regarding your studies to subject matter experts.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance from Kaplan Professional.

This is an ideal qualification for existing finance professionals seeking to fill knowledge gaps and gain specialist skills. It also offers graduates and professionals in other fields the opportunity to apply for jobs in the financial services industry.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The full fee for this course is $9,300 which equates to $2,320. When you study at Kaplan Professional, you pay as you go. So, you only need to pay for the subjects you intend to study each study period.

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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