Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology

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  • Awarded by

    UNSW Online

  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Accelerated; complete in as little as 8 months

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Financial Analyst | Software or Applications Programmer | Analyst | Data Analyst | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    The online Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology at UNSW is designed for those who see the growing number of, and diversity of, employment opportunities where financial technology capabilities are required, and premium salaries are being offered. 

    You'll gain the foundational skills of FinTech and a comprehensive understanding of the implications of tech advancements on the future and present state of the financial services industry.

    The Graduate Certificate provides you with the skills employers demand, in a fast-tracked model, and gives you a pathway to study the Master of Financial Technology.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To do this course, you'll need:

    • A recognised bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline; OR
    • 5 years of relevant work experience in a commercial or public service organisation related to banking, finance, or technology; AND
    • To be proficient in the English language.
  • Subject Breakdown

    Students can choose to study either:

    • Any 3 core subjects, plus 1 available elective subject; OR
    • Any 4 core subjects.

    Core subjects: 

    • FinTech Ecosystem and Industry Insights
    • Decentralised Finance
    • RegTech Applications for Banking and Finance
    • Tech Disruption in Payments and Transfers
    • Tech Disruption in Funding and Lending
    • InsurTech and Financial Risk Management
    • Technical Tools for FinTech^
    • Problem-solving Methods for FinTech^*
    • Data Management for FinTech^*
    • Robo-Advisory and Portfolio Optimisation^*

    Elective subjects: 

    • Managing People, Analytics and Change
    • Data and Ethics
    • Principles of Programming
    • Foundations of Cyber Security
    • Big Data Management
    • Foundations of Data Science

    Available elective subjects will vary per program and study period ^Subjects requiring programming (Python) knowledge. *Pre-requisite required: Technical Tools for FinTech.


  • Why UNSW Online?

    Study 100% Online with UNSW. A World Leader.  

    UNSW is a globally recognised leader in education, with a focus on industry applicable programs. When you study online with UNSW, you can expect to learn from world-class academics and collaborate with ambitious, like-minded individuals. 

    Study at Australia’s Global University. Anywhere, anytime. 

    Studying online at UNSW means that you have the flexibility to shape your studies to fit your life and career goals. The programs have been designed with busy working professionals in mind so you can study one course at a time, 100% online & accelerated, whilst working full-time. 

    Designed by Industry for Industry. 

    The UNSW online programs have been developed in close consultation with industry experts equipping you with applicable and career-related skills. UNSW is ranked in the top 3 universities in Australia for graduate employability, and is 27th in the world (QS University World Rankings by Graduate Employability, 2020) with each program offering advanced disciplinary depth, giving you access to the latest thinking and current research.

    Student Admissions Advisors:

    Investing in the right program for you is important to us and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to assist you with all your program and enrolment queries.

    Student Success Advisors:

    Studying online does not mean studying alone. We are here to help you make your difference. Throughout your study journey, you will be able to turn to your Student Success Advisor (SSA), who is committed to assisting you at every stage, from enrolment through to graduation. Your SSA is on hand to help with all non-academic queries by phone or email.

  • Where will this course take you?

    The online Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology at UNSW offers graduates the know-how to respond to the technological revolution in finance and give you the confidence to lead and innovate teams, start-ups and businesses.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in it could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Potential IT career outcomes include: Database Administrator, Systems Administrator, ICT Security Administrator, Software or Applications Programmer, ICT Support Technician, ICT Test Engineer, ICT Manager, Junior Office Support, Help Desk Officer, Assistant Software Developer.

  • Let's talk price

    The 2022 Indicative Domestic Tuition Fee is $18,600. 

    The total indicative cost of completing your degree depends on the elective courses you choose to complete and any recognition of prior learning before the commencement of your studies. Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees.

    Eligible students may be able to apply for government loan scheme, FEE-HELP.


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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To do this course, you'll need:

  • A recognised bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline; OR
  • 5 years of relevant work experience in a commercial or public service organisation related to banking, finance, or technology; AND
  • To be proficient in the English language.


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