- Entry requirements
- Units of Study
- Career options
- Student support
- Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline; OR
- Applicants with a minimum five (5) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.
If you've previously successfully completed any of the units in the course you have enrolled in, or their equivalent, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
If you've otherwise gained skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.
Units of study
This course covers four core areas of finance and financial management:
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Understand the effective and efficient use of financial statement information for business
analysis. This unit enables you to identify and evaluate key framework components and
apply them to a variety of complex decision-making contexts including security analysis,
credit analysis, corporate financing policies analysis, merger and acquisition analysis, and
management communications analysis.
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Learn how to assess information and business support systems to monitor issues, problems
and opportunities affecting businesses. This unit enables you to evaluate accounting
information, analyse financial reports to inform users of business performance and position,
and verify and synthesise information required for short- and long-term decision-making, and
articulate and devise problem-solving techniques for making informed management decisions.
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Learn and develop the necessary skills for making value-changing financial decisions to
maximise an organisation’s value. Learn to demonstrate, analyse and apply knowledge of
finance theories, practices and markets when making decisions. Critically analyse and solve
problems related to the decisions of the corporate manager and gain a clear understanding
of the theories underlying the operation of financial markets and relevant asset pricing
models for strategic corporate transactions.
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Gain a clear understanding of research methodologies and data sets commonly used
when researching corporate finance. Be able to critically evaluate issues that arise when
raising debt finance and leasing arrangements. Justify financial decision-making through
demonstration of the correct use of analytical tools and frameworks, and be able to argue
how an organisation can employ different risk management instruments to hedge against
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Step up to a middle or senior management role in finance with an online Graduate Certificate in Finance.
Typical job titles
- Senior Payroll Officer
- Office Manager
- Head of Finance
- General Manager
- Hospital Administrator
- Practice Manager
VU Online provides you with the support you need, when you need it, during your course. Our support network has a single focus on ensuring you are entirely supported to succeed in your studies.
Our highly experienced academics are responsive and accessible and understand how to deliver a quality online learning experience. You will also be introduced to your very own Student Success Advisor, who provides motivation and one-on-one personalised assistance with non-academic matters throughout your course.
You’ll experience the support of your community through chat, virtual seminars and discussion board activity. Remember, your support network is only a phone call and email away.
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We offer degrees that empower you to progress over time, putting your dream qualification in reach – regardless of educational background.
Known for industry-focused courses as well as high-calibre facilitators and academics, VU Online combines a track record in tertiary education that puts students first with a deep understanding of contemporary online learning.
Study with VU Online and you’ll be part of a vibrant, virtual community of like-minded peers, actively supported to achieve your professional goals.
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