Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance

  • Qualification:

    Postgraduate, Graduate Diploma

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 to 4 years. Fast-track options available.

  • Start date:

    6 intakes a year, enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Kaplan Professional (RTO 90116)

  • Course fee:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Financial Analyst | Internal Auditor | Portfolio Manager | Risk Manager | Fund Manager | View All

Course Rundown

If you’re ready for a rewarding career in finance, Kaplan Professional’s flexible online Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance is the right course for you. Tailor your learning to suit your professional goals by specialising in a specific area, or follow a more general learning pathway.

Gain key skills and knowledge across a range of finance specialities – you’ll take core subjects that cover financial markets and economic principles, regulation ethics and risk management and financial analysis and valuation, and you can also major in Corporate Finance, Financial Risk Management or Investment Analysis.  From natural resource equity and industrial equity to credit risk and business valuation, your chosen course electives will enable you to become an expert in your area of interest and tailor your learning to suit your career goals.

If you’re an existing finance professional keen to make your next career move or are looking to further your career in treasury, investment analysis, corporate finance or investment management, this is the course for you. If you hold a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, Global Accounting Alliance or other accreditation and are seeking to build on your qualifications, this graduate diploma can set you on the right path.


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

  • An Undergraduate Degree or Graduate Certificate; 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 potential to undertake study at this level.

What You’ll Learn

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 five elective subjects)

Level 200 Electives

  • 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
  • FIN251 - Fixed Income Securities
  • FIN290 - Business Valuation Application

Level 300 Electives

  • FIN306 - Applied Portfolio Management
  • FIN322 - Industrial Equity Analysis
  • FIN327 - Natural Resource Equity Analysis
  • FIN328 - Real Estate Analysis Funding
  • FIN330 - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FIN338 - Project Finance
  • FIN342 - Applied Corporate Finance
  • FIN343 - Market Risk Management
  • FIN344 - Credit Risk Management
  • FIN351 - The Derivatives Market

Why study with 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!

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Student Support

Kaplan Professional aim to make your learning journey as seamless as possible and have put together a student advice team to assist and help you out if any challenges come up.

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

There are also discussion forums 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 graduate with a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from Kaplan Professional.

This is an ideal qualification for existing finance professionals looking to take their next career step and progress to more senior roles. Those working in treasury, investment analysis, corporate finance or investment management will also be able to further their careers with this qualification. Those with Chartered Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, Global Accounting Alliance or other accreditations can develop further capacity to work in broader and more specific finance-related positions.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

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The full fee for this course is $19,200 which equates to $2,400 per subject. 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.

Other payment options also available to eligible students. Enquire now to find out more!