Graduate Diploma of Finance (36N)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, 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
Online
Semester 1

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Graduate Diploma of Finance is designed 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. It fosters empowerment and personal responsibility by encouraging students to challenge the conventional paradigms in finance.

The degree engages students through linking contemporary teaching and learning activities to real-world issues in local, national and global case studies. This approach facilitates self-actualisation, critical reflection, and experiential learning. It also equips our students with the theories, concepts, and knowledge in finance that are necessary to deal with the rapid changes in the finance industry worldwide by covering a variety of highly relevant perspectives, including theoretical, empirical, behavioural, ethical, economic, environmental and statistical/mathematical.

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Course CoordinatorAssociate Professor Joaquin Vespignani
  • 1 Explain the context and integrate advanced theoretical and technical finance knowledge to analyse and solve complex financial issues in private corporations and public organisations.
  • 2 Defend advanced financial information and decisions in complex collaborative contexts involving specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • 3 Exercise judgement to design and apply financial solutions using ethical, social, regulatory, economic, sustainability and global perspectives.
  • Course structure

    To graduate from the Graduate Diploma of Finance course, a student must satisfactorily complete 100 credit points of study comprising:

    • 50 credit points of transition units and
    • 50 credit points of core units

    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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit introduces students to the major concepts and analytical tools used in the theory and practice of financial management within an Australian context. It is designed to provide students with an understanding of: the scope and nature of the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    The Accounting Framework is an introductory accounting unit concerned with the fundamentals of financial accounting. The unit includes an introduction to the basic principles of accrual accounting and the five elements of financial reports (i.e. assets, liabilities, owners equity, revenue…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit equips students with an applied skill set and in-depth understanding of theoretical frameworks for implementing effective Corporate Finance The central issues in Corporate Finance are how to acquire and employ or invest funds efficiently. Concepts in Corporate Finance…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    The purpose of the unit is to build an applied understanding of the psychological biases which influence financial decision-making. The behavioural finance perspective of decision-making is contrast with more traditional finance perspectives. This enables a unique interpretation of market anomalies…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Derivatives or derivative securities are (as the name suggests) are 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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    In this unit, you will be introduced to the basic principles of investing. A discussion will be made of the main characteristics of investments with an emphasis on risk and return and the trade-off between the two. The unit focuses…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Entry requirements

    For entry into the Graduate Diploma of Finance, students must meet the following criteria:  

    • Completion of an AQF level 7 Bachelor degree (or higher) or the equivalent overseas qualification; or 
    • Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Finance at the University of Tasmania.

    In addition to the requirements for Domestic applicants, International applicants must provide one of the following:

    • Successful completion of English for Academic Purposes 2 at the University of Tasmania with a minimum overall score of 65% (no individual score less than 60%);
    • An IELTS score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
    • A TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 88 (no individual skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22);
    • A PTE Academic 58 with no score lower than 50

    These tests must not be more than 24 months old. 

    UTAS also accepts approved Prior Studies in English (https://www.utas.edu.au/international/applying/entry-requirements/english-language-requirements)

    Students who graduate with the approved exit and articulating award of the Graduate Diploma of Finance, such as the Graduate Certificate in Finance may return to or continue to the higher-level award with full credit for units completed provided that the credit is consistent with the requirements of the higher-level award in terms of the course structure and the units were not completed more than 10 years prior to the expected date of graduation in the higher-level award.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    This is a full-fee course, which means you’ll need to pay the full amount for your studies. Commonwealth Supported Places are not available in this course. However, there are still support options available for eligible students to help you manage the cost of studying this course.

    You may be able to fund all or part of your tuition fees by accessing a FEE-HELP loan from the Australian Government. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists domestic full-fee students to pay for University, which is repaid through the Australian Tax System once you earn above a repayment threshold. This means you’ll only have to start repaying the loan once you start earning above a specific amount

    Our scholarships and prizes program also offers more than 400 scholarships across all areas of study. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 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.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

    Domestic
    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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