Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance

If you're working in finance, needing to advance your skills or looking to start a career in financial services, this could be the qualification for you.

This nationally recognised course is a great way to learn practical skills that you can put to use immediately. 

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Kaplan Professional – Financial Courses (RTO 90116)
Career Opportunities
  • Mortgage Broker
  • Risk Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Compliance Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Banker

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.


Relevant academic or work experience



Course length
Trimester-based delivery. Maximum time for course completion: 3 years
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Assignments & exams
Start date

6 start dates per year.

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Kaplan Professional – Financial Courses (RTO 90116)
Payment options

Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

12-month interest free payment planTerms & conditions apply

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To qualify for this course, you must have one or more of the following:

  • An undergraduate degree or graduate certificate; OR
  • A related advanced diploma or diploma; OR
  • An unrelated advanced diploma or diploma plus two years of related industry experience; OR
  • Academic and/or professional qualifications demonstrating the potential to undertake study at this level

What you'll learn

Get a solid foundation for your career in financial services.

You'll gain practical knowledge and expertise that you can put to use immediately. You'll also graduate with an understanding of the ethical standards in the financial services sector.

Course structure

4 units

  • Financial Markets and Economic Principles
  • Regulation Ethics and Risk Management
  • Financial Analysis and Valuation
  • Elective unit

Support and delivery


The Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance is the first step in Kaplan Professional's postgraduate applied finance studies.

Upon completion of this course, you can proceed to the next stage - the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance, which in turn articulates into the Master of Applied Finance course.

Payment options

There are 3 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

3. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

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