Graduate Diploma in Finance (36K)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1

Full Fee Paying places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
The Graduate Diploma in Finance is an 12 month full-time or part-time equivalent course offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. The course is full fee-paying, which means that you will be charged at the full fee-paying rate listed for each unit.

This course provides training in finance for those who do not have any  background in the discipline. Successful completion of this course will give students a solid foundation in the fundamentals of finance, and can be built on through further studies to achieve a masters level qualification and build a career in the finance industry.

Key contacts

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Course Coordinator Roger Colbeck

The UTas GDFin is grounded in a philosophy based on two major premises: to facilitate the acquisition of life-long financial knowledge and skills through sharing and building on the diverse experiences of all stakeholders within the course and to foster empowerment and personal responsibility by encouraging students to challenge the conventional paradigms in finance.

Our GDFin will engage students using teaching materials that link the lectures and workshops to local, national and global case studies. This approach will facilitate self-actualisation and the notion ‘doing and thinking are one’; it will also equip our students with the theories, concepts, and knowledge in finance that are necessary to deal with the rapid changes in finance worldwide by covering a variety of perspectives, including, but not restricted to, the theoretical, empirical, behavioural, ethical, economic, environmental and statistical/mathematical.

In doing so, our GDFin will instil in students financial knowledge and skills that they can utilise throughout their future professional careers in the broader finance community both at the personal and institutional level including; financial planners, financial institutions, insurance companies, superannuation funds, not-for-profit organisations, government and local authorities as well as individuals.

CLO1Explain and apply theoretical and technical finance knowledge to a range of local and global business contexts.
CLO2Present and justify, orally and in writing, financial information and decisions in straightforward collaborative contexts involving specialist and non-specialist audiences
CLO3Apply theoretical and technical finance knowledge to critically analyse financial data to solve rudimentary financial problems in straightforward contexts.
CLO4Exercise judgement, under guidance, to apply financial solutions using ethical, social, regulatory, economic, sustainability and global perspectives.

Course structure

You will complete 8 core units.

Derivatives or derivative securities are (as the name suggests) derived from other securities. Derivatives are used for a number of purposes, including insuring against price movements (hedging), increasing one’s exposure to price movements (speculation) or getting access to an otherwise…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This Unit is concerned with Corporate Finance. In Corporate Finance the central issues are how to acquire and employ or invest funds efficiently. The central issues in Corporate Finance are how to acquire and employ or invest funds efficiently. Concepts…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focusses on security analysis and portfolio management. The unit is designed around the following three points of view, to enable you to learn about trading and investing in financial markets. - Investment skills for your own personal gain-…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

There are two main objectives in applied quantitative finance. First, is to understand how asset prices behave. Future asset prices are uncertain and, therefore, must be described by a probability distribution. This means that statistical and econometric methods can be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Managers need an understanding of statistics for five key reasons: To properly collect, present, describe and interpret information. To draw valid conclusions from incomplete data - typically about large populations based only on information obtained from samples. To obtain reliable…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides managers with an introduction to a comprehensive range of key microeconomic and macroeconomic topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of basic economic concepts and models to real world business oriented problems. The unit will develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Financial market shocks often spread rapidly across different asset classes and between countries. This unit examines the structural reasons for these interrelationships, including financial intermediation, risk management products and regulatory structure. Attention is paid to the challenge of accurate measurement…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit covers a wide range of interesting legal topics and teaches students how to analyse, and solve legal problems, all essential skills for those wishing to work in both the fields of accounting and business management. The unit combines…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

For entry to this course, you need to have:

  • an undergraduate degree or above in any discipline, or equivalent, from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • qualifications, relevant work experience or other special circumstances, as approved by the Executive Dean or delegated authority.

Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

English Language Requirements  

For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

Course Specific Requirements

This course does not have any course specific requirements.

Students who successfully complete the 35K Graduate Certificate in Finance may articulate with full credit into this course.

This course articulates with full credit to the 37K Master of Finance and 37M Master of Finance (Specialisation), subject to the rules of those degrees.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $35,950 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $35,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
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