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Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance

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Set the direction of your financial career with the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance (GradDipAppFin). You can choose to specialise in a particular area of professional practices, or fo...

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 - 4 years full-time
Study Mode
Online
Intake Months
Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec
Fees
$19,200 per year / $19,200 total

About this course

Set the direction of your financial career with the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance (GradDipAppFin). You can choose to specialise in a particular area of professional practices, or follow a generalist pathway and study the subjects that interest you.

You will be given the opportunity to become a technical specialist in a particular area of financial practice. You can choose to major in:

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

Course Structure

  • 3
    Core
    Units
  • 5
    Elective
    Units
  • 8
    Total
    Units

Study locations

Online

What you will learn

Learn key economic principles and financial market concepts in a global context, relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice, and ethical behaviour in a variety of scenarios in the financial services industry. 

You will also learn to solve financial problems using critical thinking skills, formulate appropriate financial calculations and analytical tools in a range of situations. 

Credit for prior study or work

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*

See link for more info: https://www.kaplanprofessional.edu.au/faqs/postgraduate-advanced-standing/

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. Please click here to view our minimum technology requirements.

2. Check for possible exemptions

You may be able to obtain advanced standing for a 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 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 above.

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