Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance (2760)

  • Approved Abbreviation: GradCertAppFin
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 2760
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 042014B

This program applies to students who commenced in Quarter 3, 2016 or later.

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance addresses practitioners in finance, banking, funds management and corporate treasuries, who want to improve their professional position. The certificate is specifically designed to encompass all these fields so that students can choose the subjects appropriate to their career opportunities. It provides students with a first round of technical knowledge necessary to function in an evolving and increasingly sophisticated financial environment with an emphasis on the practical application of these techniques.

Study Mode

Six months full-time or one year part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Girijasankar Mallik

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal See above


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline;
Have an Associate Degree, or higher, in a business discipline;
Have an advanced diploma, or higher, in a business discipline and have a minimum of five years general work experience in a related field;
Have a minimum of three years full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience in a related field;
Submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of the four core subjects as per the recommended sequence below:


Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Quarter 1 sessionCredit Points
BUSM 7072 New Venture Finance 10
ACCT 7015 Financial Reports for Decision Making 10
 Credit Points20
Quarter 2 session
MATH 7003 Applied Business Statistics 10
ECON 7001 Economics 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points40