GC048 - Graduate Certificate in Finance

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Plan: GC048 - Graduate Certificate in Finance
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in Finance
Award abbreviation: GradCertFin
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Economics, Finance and Marketing (625H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/ecofinancemarketing
ASCED code: 081101
CRICOS code: 085023A

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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Certificate in Finance is a stand-alone award that offers a pathway for further learning leading to the Master of Finance or can be an early exit point for those enrolled in the Master of Finance. The program aims to broaden knowledge and skills for students entering with a qualification in an unrelated discipline, while students from a related discipline will deepen their existing knowledge and skills.

The program will provide you with the practical and theoretical foundations to become a literate analytical practitioner and researcher in finance. This program integrates work and learning, and aims to develop specific knowledge and skills in finance, and more generic capabilities in research, analysis and problem-solving, to meet the current and future expectations of finance and related industries.

Over the duration of the program you will experience a variety learning experiences which are designed to assist developing skills as finance professional and as an independent and lifelong learner. Teaching and learning approaches for this program include: lectures and tutorials, problem-based learning, assignments, projects, the use of assessment and feedback tools, activities using the Financial Markets Training Simulator as well as the completion of a major research project. The types of assessment used in the program may take the form of formal examinations, assignments, case studies, projects, and in-class tests.

The range of occupations available for graduates of this program is varied, but includes banking, stockbroking, funds management, insurance and superannuation industries or in other private sector or government organisations which have a requirement for high level, technical expertise in finance. 

This program is delivered on-campus.

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Articulation and pathways

Students who successfully complete the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Finance will articulate into the Master of Finance and will be exempted from completing the four (4) Business Enabling courses and the four (4) discipline courses completed in the Graduate Certificate in Finance, and will be required to complete eight (8) courses (96 credit points) in order to qualify for the degree.

GC048 Graduate Certificate in Finance is also an exit award for the Master of Finance. It is available to students upon successful completion of the four (4) courses (48 credit points) specified in the program structure.

Credit will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and procedures.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements

Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline.

Alternate Entry

No prior academic qualifications but a minimum of 5 years work experience is required.

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants
All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent

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External accreditation and industry links

Students and graduates of the Master of Finance are eligible to apply for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Graduates are also eligible to become a Certified Finance and Treasury Professional (CFTP) of the Finance and Treasury Association.

https://www.finsia.com/

http://www.ftasecretariat.com.au/

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web-based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service. 

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

Log in to myRMIT https://my.rmit.edu.au/portal/ and select the myStudies tab to access study resources for your program.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

 

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