University of Technology Sydney

C11027v5 Graduate Certificate in Finance

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Finance (GradCertFin)
CRICOS code: 020212M
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

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 Finance provides an introduction to finance theory and practice. It is of particular interest to those working in the various fields of finance and banking whose backgrounds are in fields other than business, finance, commerce or accounting.

The course provides students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of finance theory and techniques for leading-edge professional practice purposes.

Career options

Career options include management-level positions in industry or 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 can be completed in one session of full-time or one year of part-time study.

Course structure

The course comprises 24 credit points, made up of four compulsory subjects.

Course completion requirements

25742 Financial Management 6cp
23706 Economics for Management 6cp
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions 6cp
25741 Capital Markets 6cp
Total 24cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Finance, the Graduate Diploma in Finance (C07021), and the Master of Business in Finance (C04048).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

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