C4342 - Certificate IV in Banking Services

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Plan: C4342 - Certificate IV in Banking Services
Campus: City Campus


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: Certificate IV in Banking Services
Qualification national code: FNS41011
Nominal hours: 430
Career: TAFE
Duration: One semester
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Business Education (650T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/vocbused
Partnered offering / Corporate client: N/A
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The objectives of the Certificate IV in Banking Services is to provide you with a broad understanding of the financial services industry as it operates in Australia.  The program's focus is on developing skills and knowledge to empower you with a wide range of possible employment options within this industry, such as entry level employment in banking, funds management, superannuation administration, investment management, life insurance, financial planning, mortgage and finance, debts, loans and funds management. 

This qualification is designed to reflect job roles requiring specialist understanding of financial products and services working in banking, customer contact centre or retail financial services environments. Graduates of this program may find employment in: 

  • senior sales consultant
  • lending consultant
  • lending officer
  • team leader or supervisor
  • customer contact centre service consultant
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Articulation and pathways

If you satisfactorily complete the Certificate IV in Banking Services program you may be offered articulation into the RMIT Diploma in Financial Planning program.    

Further information about pathways can be found at www.rmit.edu.au/study/applying-to-rmit/pathways

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Entrance requirements

Current Year 12 - Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent (ATAR); or the Australian Senior VCAL Certificate

Non-year 12 applicants - are encouraged to apply and may be required to have relevant employment or evidence of experience and/or ability to meet the demands of this program.

More information on entrace requirements is located at http://www.rmit.edu.au/study/applying-to-rmit/requirements

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External accreditation and industry links

The School of Vocational Business Education has a Program Advisory Committee which is the main link to industry.  Membership includes experienced industry professionals in the financial services sector, representatives from leading national professional associations such as Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), The Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA) and the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA).  The Committee provides feedback on the currency of the program, the changing needs of the financial services sector and has input into the design of new courses.

Select academic staff in the program have professional experience in the financial services sector. The School also organises guest speakers who currently work in the financial services sector and expose the students to current developments in the sector and hear from those in the field about future employment possibilities.

The program is supported by the financial services sector but does not require external accreditation from a professional association or accrediting body.

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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

Enrolling in a program at RMIT gives you access to extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the library.  You can access books, journals and other course related materials such as DVD's, past exams, newspapers and e-books.  Through RMIT's document delivery service you can request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every library site where you can access the internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or library e-resources.  If you have a laptop you can access RMIT wireless network in the library.  Library staff can show you how to find information for assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use the online, "Ask a Librarian" service.

The library is continually expanding its electronic collection to make it easier for you to gather information when needed.  As an RMIT student you have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on library resources at www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content relevant to programs being studied at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit


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

Services are available face-to-face and on line assisting with:

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

RMIT also offers a friendly and supportive environment if you are an indigenous Australian or a Torres Strait Islander.

More information is available at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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