University of Technology Sydney

C11015v8 Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis (GradCertFinAnalys)
CRICOS code: 022411K
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus


This course was previously called the Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Finance.

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information


The Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis provides general understanding on a range of contemporary accounting and finance issues.

The course is designed for students without a strong undergraduate background in accounting and/or finance who need some of the key basic building blocks before proceeding to advanced-level subjects in a master's program. It is also appropriate for students who have no undergraduate degree but extensive practical experience and who can use the program to prove their ability to undertake postgraduate study.

Career options

Career options following additional study include financial analyst and financial planning positions in the financial services sector, industry and government.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Appraise relevant information for business decisions
1.2 Apply business concepts, taking into account the broader environmental context
2.1 Use creative problem-solving processes to address business issues
2.2 Apply blended solutions in decision making
3.1 Convey information clearly and fluently, in high-quality written form appropriate for the audience
3.2 Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills suitable for academic or professional audiences
3.3 Interact effectively with others in order to work towards a desired outcome
4.1 Describe ethical and social responsibility principles in professional practice
4.2 Interpret sustainability principles a business context
5.1 Demonstrate technical skills necessary for professional practice in the finance industry
5.2 Explain Indigenous business practices

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

All applicants who do not meet the academic requirement may still be considered on the basis of:

• a minimum of at least four years' full time, or equivalent, relevant work experience.

The relevant work experience must be demonstrated through a C.V. and a Statement of Service confirming the dates of employment, and the position held within the organisation.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is one session of full-time or one year of part-time study.

Course structure

The course comprises four core subjects totalling 24 credit points.

Course completion requirements

25742 Financial Management 6cp
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions 6cp
23706 Economics for Management 6cp
79708 Contemporary Business Law 6cp
Total 24cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis, the Graduate Diploma in Financial Analysis (C07012), and the Master of Financial Analysis (C04038).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
Business (Postgraduate)