Course overview

Understanding the valuation of mining projects and mining companies is complex. The knowledge of mining finance and analysis is important not only for finance professionals but also those working in the mining industry such as engineers, geologists and mining managers wishing to broaden their finance knowledge. 

Individuals who undertake this course are well positioned to gain advanced technical and specialist skills and knowledge in the mining finance industry. 

Starting dates

January, March, May, July, September, November

What you will learn

The structure of the course provides an opportunity for companies wishing to provide career pathways by choosing a specialist qualification for staff in order to upskill, progress or retain them.  The nature of the course also caters for those wishing to enter the field of finance by providing a clear progression pathway to higher degrees. 

Graduates may be employed in areas of mining investment analysis, financial analysis, and financial risk management. There are three compulsory subjects which provide an introduction to the key areas of the finance sector, and one elective subject taken from a selected group. 

Course structure

There are three compulsory subjects which provide an introduction to the key areas of the finance sector, and one elective subject taken from a selected group.

There are (3) core subjects: 

One (1) elective subject (choose one): 

Entry requirements

Below are the mimimum education requirements for entry into our postgraduate courses. 

Alternative entry pathways may be available to you if you do not meet the minimum education requirements. In addition, other entry requirements, such as English language proficiency, may apply to you depending on your academic background. 

The qualifications listed as minimum education requirements must be from a recognised Higher Education provider (including the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition). 

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

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You will be required to provide Kaplan Professional with documents supporting that you meet the requirements for entry into the course. Please review the Provision of Entry Requirement Dicuments (PDF) for more information. 

Related industry experience

Related industry experience can include,but is not limited to: 

  • working for financial institution(s) in position(s) with exposure to aspects of the industry
  • managing a business for at least 2 years
  • self-employed roles in trading or related areas. 

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Credit for prior study

Advanced Standing is recognition of prior learning (RPL) in terms of your experience and/or studies. When you apply for Advanced Standing, we will assess your prior learning and may award you credit in the course in which you are currently studying in recognition of what you have achieved. The granting of credit results in the reduction of the amount of learning required to achieve your qualification.We recognise various types of prior learning towards Kaplan postgraduate courses:

  • Advanced standing based on an Industry Designation - No charge
  • Advanced standing based on prior postgraduate study - $250 per subject*
  • Advanced standing based on industry experience (available for Financial Planning courses only)- $750 per subject*

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How to apply

1. Check entry requirements
Each Kaplan Professional postgraduate qualification has minimum entry requirements. Please ensure you meet the eligibility requirements required to enrol. 

In order to complete your studies  with Kaplan Professional, you are assumed to have the following skills and access relating to technology. 

2. Check for possible exemptions

You may be able to obtain advanced standing for Kaplan Professional subject based on your previous study, professional membership status and work experience. 

3. Choose a subject

Not all subjects are available in every study period so make sure you check your preferred subject is offered. Check the subject outline to understand the hours of commitment and prerequisites.

Applied Finance subjects> 

Make sure you check  the assessment timetable to ensure you are available to sit the assessment pieces. 

4. Enrol

You only pay fees for subject(s) in which you enrol each study period. Check the fee schedule for more information about fees.

FEE-HELP is also available. Click here to find out if you're eligible. 

You can enrol now and supply documentation to support your application for enrolment at a later date, within three weeks of your initial enrolment into the qualification.  On enrolment, new postgraduate students will be required to post an original certified copy of their previous studies.  If you are paying by cheque, utilising a deferral or have a preferred client code you will need to download a copy of our paper-based enrolment form. 

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $9,300 total course cost.


6 months to 3 years with fast-track options available

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Business & Management postgraduate courses at Kaplan Professional had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 96.7% (national average 89.6%)
Studying full time: 4.4% (national average 5.2%)
Median full time salary: $105,000 (national average $102,000)

The ratings above refer the proportion of surveyed Kaplan Professional graduates for which the statement was true. You can find out more about these results here.