0.5 year full-time
As the finance industry undergoes a digital transformation, are you positioned for the career opportunities already emerging from new financial technologies? Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Digital Finance equips you with the essential tools and concepts of digital finance.
Do you have the skills to succeed in the fintech era?
Artificial intelligence, blockchain, data analytics and cryptocurrency are just a few of the technologies transforming the finance industry. These innovations are allowing new players, products and business models to come to the fore, forcing established institutions to catch up, and changing the industry for good.
Develop fundamental knowledge of the digital transformation of financial markets, understand the technologies behind new financial products and services and gain critical insights into the ways data analytics empowers financial decision making.
The knowledge and skills you gain from the Graduate Certificate of Digital Finance is applicable to all kinds of finance roles and seniorities. Early career candidates will find the course particularly valuable for analyst roles, including financial, credit, investment, digital banking, or regulatory technology and compliance (regtech).Read More
- Award granted
- Graduate Certificate of Digital Finance
2024 course information
- Deakin code
- Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
- Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
- Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.
To complete the Graduate Certificate of Digital Finance , students must attain a total of 4 credit points of 3 core units and 1 course elective unit chosen from a specified list, plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, DAI001 Academic Integrity Module.
Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
Compulsory 0-credit point module
To be completed in the first trimester of study:-
Plus one course elective chosen from:
^Students who do not have prior finance background are recommended to take MAF752 in their first trimester of study.
Intakes by location
The availability of a course varies across locations and intakes. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Check each intake for up-to-date information on when and where you can commence your studies.
Trimester 1* - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
*part-time study only in Trimester 1
Trimester 2* - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
*Full-time study only in Trimester 2
This course is available for part-time study only in Trimester 1
Full-time study is available to students commencing only in Trimester 2
Additional course information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Mandatory student checks
Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. Refer the relevant unit guide.
There is an expectation that the students will undertake at least 150 hours of learning and assessment activities per Deakin credit point.
This course does not require students to undertake formal work integrated learning units.
Selection is based on a holistic consideration of your academic merit, work experience, likelihood of success, availability of places, participation requirements, regulatory requirements, and individual circumstances. You will need to meet the minimum course entry requirements to be considered for selection, but this does not guarantee admission.
To be considered for admission to this degree you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:
- completion of a bachelor degree or higher
- at least two years’ relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)
English language proficiency requirements
To meet the English language proficiency requirements of this course, you will need to demonstrate at least one of the following:
- bachelor degree from a recognised English-speaking country
- IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6.0) or equivalent
- other evidence of English language proficiency (learn more about other ways to satisfy the requirements)
Not sure if you can get into Deakin postgraduate study? Postgraduate study doesn't have to be a balancing act; we provide flexible course entry and exit options based on your desired career outcomes and the time you're able to commit to your study.
Recognition of prior learning
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for Recognition of prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your Recognition of prior learning.
Your Recognition of prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Recognition of prior learning system which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Fees and scholarships
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of prior learning you have.
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together four credit points of study. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about tuition fees.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.
Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page.
Further study options
This course acts as a pathway to any Deakin Business School Coursework Masters degree that has provision for a minimum of four credit points of electives or for a Faculty-wide specialisation to be taken as part of its structure.
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in roles including:
- digital banking business analyst
- technology/innovation consultant
- financial/credit/investment analyst
- regulatory technology/risk/compliance analyst.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
|Graduate Learning Outcome||Course Learning Outcome|
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities|| |
Apply specialised financial technology knowledge and digital skills in financial decision making.
|Communication||Communicate financial information and data to support business decision making.|
|Digital literacy|| |
Apply specialised digital technologies to find, manage and disseminate complex financial data and solutions.
|Critical thinking||Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise financial data to improve the quality of financial decision making.|
|Problem solving|| |
Identify solutions to complex business problems through the use of financial technology and data analytics.
|Self-management||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award|
|Teamwork||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award|
|Global citizenship|| |
Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award