Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance

Kaplan Professional

Program Description

Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance

Kaplan Professional

The popular Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance (GradDipAppFin) is a flexible qualification designed to help you gain the specialised technical knowledge you need to meet your specific career goals, whether you’re looking to fill knowledge gaps, enhance the skills you use in your current role, or develop the skills to progress to your next role.

In the course, you’ll build upon previous study and experience to gain practical knowledge and skills in both core and specialist technical areas. Learning from the practising industry experts who write, present and assess the course, you will discover how key concepts and techniques are applied in real-life scenarios, giving you a unique hands-on study experience.

This course has become the industry standard qualification for graduates working in the Australian financial sector.

Course details

Number of subject to complete

4 core subjects and 4 elective subjects.


Maximum 4 years (12 trimesters). It is possible to complete this course in 1.5 years (4 trimesters).


Trimester 1: January/February – April

April Study Session: April – May

Trimester 2: May – August

Trimester 3: September – December


Non-Finsia members: $1,450 per subject
Finsia members: $1,305 per subject
All new students: $250 initial registration fee

This course is approved for AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY and Youth Allowance in Australia.

Benefits of Studying with Kaplan Professional

Practical Focus

Our Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance has been created by senior industry professionals from leading financial institutions, so the course covers the critical knowledge and skills you need to excel in your career.

These experts write, present and assess the subjects, so you’ll learn how key concepts and techniques are actually applied to real-life scenarios, which means that you’ll be able to apply everything you’ll learn to your workplace straightaway. Plus, you will form important relationships with influential finance professionals.


The course is supported by comprehensive online learning resources, so you can study when and where you choose, whether you live in Australia or on the other side of the world. And with 3 intakes per year, you can take a break from your studies without falling too far behind.

The qualification itself is flexible too. You can tailor the course to suit your job function or career path by majoring in areas such as wealth management, corporate finance or investment management, or by selecting widely from over 30 subjects covering specialist areas of practice.

Industry Support

This Graduate Diploma is the industry-preferred qualification for young finance professionals — not only because many employers and professionals have been involved in the creation and delivery of the course, but also because many more have completed the course themselves and know how well-equipped graduates are to perform at the highest level.

Global Reach

Kaplan Professional is part of Kaplan, Inc., the world’s largest diversified education company and a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO).

As a Kaplan Professional graduate, you will be part of our global connection incorporating over 1 million students in Australia, Asia, US, UK and Europe. Internationally, Kaplan has close relationships with industry bodies and delivers education courses to support professional certification in the investment (CFA®, CIIA), financial planning (CFP) and accounting (ACCA, ICAEW) sectors. So no matter where your career takes you, you’ll benefit from Kaplan’s international reputation and global reach.

Duration & Price
This course is Online
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Jan. 2017
2 years
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Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Sydney, New South Wales
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