Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance is an introductory course designed to provide a general understanding of areas in Applied Finance such as financial statement analysis, managerial finance, statistics and corporate governance.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance, you may enrol in a Master of Applied Finance and be eligible for credit for the four subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting. Progression with credit to other Masters programs, including the MBA, may also be possible.

We value the importance of prior learning and work experience in this course and understand that not all mature age working professionals have completed an undergraduate degree. If you fit this profile, still apply for the course, as we will assess your other relevant tertiary qualifications or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience.

Fee subsidised places available

In 2021 the Commonwealth government will subsidise tuition fees by up to 75% for a large number of eligible domestic students studying this Graduate Certificate. UOW will allocate the fee-discounted places using a 'first in' system until all places have been allocated.

To be eligible for consideration for this fee subsidy, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a domestic student, i.e. an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or a permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder
  • Meet the required admission criteria of this Graduate Certificate
  • Be enrolling in this Graduate Certificate in 2021 Trimester 1 (Feb), Trimester 2 (May), or Trimester 3 (Aug)

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Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Sydney

Course Code

2121

Duration

2 trimesters full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

095779G

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • A recognised bachelor's or master's degree, or
  • a tertiary qualification with a duration of at least 3 years’ full-time equivalent plus 3 years’ full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience.

Applicants with 5 years’ full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience in finance will also be considered.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Progression to other Masters programs, including the MBA, may also be possible with some credit including 12 credit points towards the MBA.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Sydney, Wollongong

On Campus

$7,680 (2021)

$15,360 (2021)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load equivalent to 12 credit points.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • A recognised bachelor's or master's degree, or
  • a tertiary qualification with a duration of at least 3 years’ full-time equivalent plus 3 years’ full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience.

Applicants with 5 years’ full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience in finance will also be considered.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.0

5.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

70

18

18

12

12

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Progression to other Masters programs, including the MBA, may also be possible with some credit including 12 credit points towards the MBA.

FEES

The fee per trimester is based on a study load of 12 credit points.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$7,848 (2021)

$15,696 (2021)

Sydney

On Campus

$7,848 (2021)

$15,696 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2020.

Applicant background

2020 intake

2020 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2020

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2021 Trimester 1

Wollongong

Orientation: 4 February 2021
Session: 8 February – 30 April 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 10 January 2021*
  • International Applicants: 10 January 2021*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Trimester 1

Sydney

Orientation: 2 – 3 February 2020 (Sydney), 4 - 5 February 2021 (Wollongong)
Session: 8 February – 30 April 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 10 January 2021*
  • International Applicants: 10 January 2021*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Trimester 3

Wollongong

Orientation: 24 – 25 August 2021 (Sydney), 26 – 27 August 2021 (Wollongong)
Session: 30 August – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 1 August 2021*
  • International Applicants: 1 August 2021*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Trimester 3

Sydney

Orientation: 17 – 18 August 2021 (Sydney), 19 – 20 August 2021 (Wollongong)
Session: 23 August – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 25 July 2021*
  • International Applicants: 25 July 2021*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

There are three intakes per year, and many subjects are scheduled to fit in with your professional and lifestyle commitments. Some classes are offered on a weekly basis, mostly in the evening, while others run in intensive mode over the weekend to minimise time away from other responsibilities.

Our courses are continually developed, informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by industry, delivered by highly qualified academics and supported through additional specialised student learning and development resources.

Our dedicated student support services are built around your individual needs. Our student advisors, academic staff and careers consultant are available each week for consultation. Study skills workshops are also run weekly to ensure your success. We provide a number of social and semi-formal events that give you the opportunity to network with your peers, members of the local business community and alumni.

International students can choose to select the subject, "Global Workplace Practice", which includes practical job seeking activities and access to the Australian workforce either through an internship, industry-based project or part-time employment.