The Undergraduate Certificate in Finance and Investment is a short course for people who work in business and want to understand and interpret financial information. Gain practical knowledge in borrowing and investment strategies, business finance, statistics and basic accounting, that you can apply in your career. If you already have extensive relevant workplace or study experience, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to complete this course faster. Plus, if you continue your studies with the Bachelor of Applied Commerce, you will receive credit for the subjects you complete in this qualification.
6 months full time or 1 year part time
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Use accounting software
Apply business finance, statistics and accounting, financial interpretation and investing strategies in real world situations
Interpret financial information and apply it to business contexts
Uphold ethical standards in finance and investment
Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market
Graduate with an Undergraduate Certificate in Finance and Investment (AQF 7)
Confidence to understand and interpret financial information for your business
Accounting knowledge that is valued by a range of industries, including the financial services sector
Recognition of prior learning for Bachelor of Applied Commerce. The 4 subjects studied in the Undergraduate Certificate will be recognised and credited towards the Bachelor of Applied Commerce qualification, with a fee deduction
This course has been accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Completion of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification in business or financial services or
At least three years’ experience working in a business or retail environment
Attend a pre-admission interview where you may also be asked to complete a short literacy and numeracy task - this helps us to understand how we can support your study success and provide you with any necessary support
Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in finance and numbers
An interest in helping others
Strong attention to detail
Good communication and relationship building skills
Critical thinking and problem solving skills
You do not require an ATAR score for entry into this course.
If you are unable to meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for special admission.
Please continue with your application and you will be guided to identify as mature aged (at least 21 years old in your first year of study) or disadvantaged (disability, serious or chronic illness, interrupted education, lack of support for study, serious personal problems and/or serious family responsibilities). Please contact us to find out more.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Accounts Clerks monitor creditor and debtor accounts, and undertake related routine documentation. They may work in call centres.
Other jobs include: finance clerk, accounting assistant and business entrepreneur.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Undergraduate Certificate in Finance and Investment does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Finance and Investment does not have any post-graduate courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning (https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers) or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 4 core subjects (40 credit points).
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
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TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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