Graduate Certificate in Finance

  • Qualification:

    Postgraduate, Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    8 months part-time

  • Start date:

    6 intakes a year, enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

  • Career Outcomes:

    Finance Manager | Risk Analyst | Financial Advisor | Equity Manager |

Course Rundown

Formalise your existing finance experience and earn credit towards a Master’s degree with this accelerated online Graduate Certificate in Finance course from Griffith University.

If you have a background in finance, or are looking to change careers and want to pursue further study, this intensive, industry-focused degree is for you. Comprised of the first four courses from Griffith University’s accelerated online Master of Finance, this degree provides you with a solid foundation of financial management skills to help you progress your career.

In this fast-tracked degree, you’ll study data analysis, financial markets and investments, giving you a base of practical knowledge to take back to your workplace or diversify your career path. Taught online, this degree draws on interactive digital technology to ensure your learning is simultaneously flexible and comprehensive.

This degree acts as a pathway to the Master of Finance, which enables you to take your career in finance to the next level in an increasingly competitive global industry. You’ll earn credit for the courses already completed in this qualification.


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

  • Minimum of six years’ equivalent full-time relevant work experience in financial services and evidence of formal or informal training in financial services.

Depending on the nature of your previous work experience, you may also be eligible to receive credit towards your degree for previous studies in a related area.

What You’ll Learn

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

  • Financial Data Analysis
  • Financial Markets
  • Finance
  • Investments

Why study with Griffith University?

Considered a pioneer in tertiary education since starting in 1975, Griffith University has since become one of Australia’s leading online education providers, and have ranked in the top 3% of universities from around the world.

Since entering the realm of online education over 20 years ago, the globally recognised institution has reinvented the way thousands of students learn with their accelerated online courses. Griffith University offers innovative teaching methods to get you qualified sooner in finance, law, business, marketing and more.

Student Support

Griffith University offers each accelerated online student a dedicated advisor who will support you throughout your entire educational journey. Your advisor will be available for guidance or to respond to any queries via email, Skype or telephone. As a Griffith University accelerated online student, you'll also be able to access services including career development, counselling and disability support.

Meet loads of like-minded students via Griffith's interactive digital learning community, and receive technical assistance whenever you need it with 24/7 support.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Finance from Griffith University.

You’ll have the skills required to pursue employment opportunities in a range of fields, including in corporate finance, investments and financial markets. You may choose to seek employment after graduation, or undertake further study. With credit for courses already studied as part of this qualification, Griffith University’s accelerated online Master of Finance may take you less than two years to complete.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through FEE-HELP.

FEE-HELPYou 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider 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.