Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Finance

Are you looking for a career in corporate banking and finance, stock market trading, insurance, investment management and other areas of applied finance?
0.5
Years Full Time

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Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Finance graduates are in demand across a range of industries such as consulting, corporate finance, financial planning, financial risk management, funds management, insurance, and investment banking.

Graduate Careers Australia lists the financial services industry as the fourth largest sector of the Australian economy, accounting for more than eight per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employing nearly 400,000 people.

Finance graduates are in demand across a range of industries such as consulting, corporate finance, financial planning, financial risk management, funds management, insurance, and investment banking.

Graduate Careers Australia lists the financial services industry as the fourth largest sector of the Australian economy, accounting for more than eight per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employing nearly 400,000 people.

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Further Study

This course can serve as an entry point into the Master of Applied Finance or Master of Commerce (subject to students achieving a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent).
This course can serve as an entry point into the Master of Applied Finance or Master of Commerce (subject to students achieving a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent).

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2020
$16,050.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, including an Introductory Financial Accounting unit or equivalent, as recognised by UWA; and either:
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
or
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2) significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

UWA’s postgraduate courses in finance are designed to provide you with a practical grounding in the finance area.

About the course

Are you looking for a career in corporate banking and finance, stock-market trading, insurance, investment management and other areas of applied finance? UWA’s postgraduate courses in finance are designed to provide you with a practical grounding in financial affairs.

Graduate Certificate in Finance

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 hours per unit per week (comprising 3 hours of contact time and 9 hours of individual study)
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41250
CRICOS code
  • 097870G
Graduate Certificate in Finance
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 hours per unit per week (comprising 3 hours of contact time and 9 hours of individual study)
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41250
CRICOS code
  • 097870G
Full time/part time duration
  • 6 months full-time
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Finance
STUDY YOUR WAY

Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

STUDY YOUR WAY

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Why study this course

  • Gain an introduction to the core concepts of finance and is a pathway into the Master of Applied Finance.
  • Learn concepts that are applicable to a wide range of careers, not only the traditional finance firms.
  • Use real-world case studies and examples to apply your learning and problem solving skills. Lecturers apply theory to reality to give you a sound basis for entry into the working world where problem solving is the key to success.
  • Analyse the fundamentals of a firm using our extensive databases (including Bloomberg and Reuters Eikon) to form an investment decision and create a report similar to those produced by equity analysts.
ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Find out more about studying at UWA

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Top 5 reasons to study a postgraduate degree

Depending on your background and your chosen course, postgraduate studies may be a way to:

  • Specialise: become an expert in your chosen field
  • Change direction: pursue a different path
  • Qualify: to enter certain professions 
  • Gain experience: through hands-on practical opportunities
  • Network: build contacts in your chosen industry

 

 

You'll learn to

  • Critically analyse and synthesise knowledge and provide solutions to complex finance problems;
  • Communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately in relation to complex issues in finance to a variety of audiences.

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