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University of Western Australia

Perth , Western Australia ,Australia

Graduate Certificate in Finance

Are you looking for a career in corporate banking and finance, stock-market trading, insurance, investment management and other areas of applied finance? UWA’s postgraduate courses in finance are designed to provide you with a practical grounding in financial affairs.

This course will equip you to apply technical knowledge and skills to a variety of finance problems, such as capital investment decisions, investment analysis, and the management of option portfolios. This short course can serve as an entry point into the Master of Applied Finance or Master of Commerce (subject to students achieving a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent).

Campus Information

Perth (Crawley campus)

Situated on the Swan River in Crawley, UWA is one of Australia’s most picturesque campuses


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

  • Part time salaries are highest in Australia

PSW Opportunity

3 yearsb of PSW on a 2 years course.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum 60-65% depending upon the university of passing.

Graduates from Australian or international Universities are not automatically assumed to have demonstrated English Language Proficiency despite that they may have studied some or all of the courses in English. Each application is considered individually. In most cases a formal English qualification is required.

All English test results must normally have been obtained within the past two years. Higher scores are required for applicants in certain faculties, as indicated below.

Minimum requirements
Qualification through WACE, TEE or equivalent
Pass in English, English Literature, or English as a Second Language

GCE O-level (GCSE and IGCSE)
Minimum grade C / C6 in English, English Language, English (First Language) or English Literature.
Minimum grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, with grade 1(One) in Oral/Aural Communication.
Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed O-levels are not sufficient).

TOEFL (paper-based)
570 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of no less than 4.5
Scholarship applicants require 580, with 45 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE)

IBT TOEFL (Internet-based test score)
82 with 22 for writing, 20 for speaking, 20 for listening, and 18 for reading

IELTS (Academic)
6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
C pass

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
B grade

CELT Bridging Course
Overall score of 70% with a minimum of 65% for each section
Law School requires an overall score of 80% with a minimum of 80% for reading and writing, and a minimum of 75% for speaking and listening.
Graduate School of Education requires an overall score of 75% with a minimum of 70% in reading and writing.
Dental School requires an overall score of 75% with a minimum of 70% in reading and writing.
UWA Business School requires an overall score of 70% with a minimum of 70% in reading and writing.

Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic)
Overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the Reading and Writing sections,
59 in the Speaking section and 54 in the Listening section.
Law School requires an overall score of 70 with a minimum score of 70 in each section.

Other qualifications assessed on an individual basis


  • Course Code: 097870G
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 06 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 21100 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: 100 AUD