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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN Finance and Investment Management

Develop the critical insights and decision-making expertise to thrive in the evolving, fast-paced finance industry.

Become a confident, capable leader in the finance and investment management industry through immersive, authentic learning experiences featuring collaboration with industry and academic experts.

The need for specialist knowledge of financial management has never been greater among funds managers, corporations, financial institutions, and public sector entities. Retirement savings and public sector debt continue to grow, as technologies and geo-political risks increase. To cope, the financial sector must recognise and embed best practices relating to managing financial objectives and risks across volatile markets, changing demographics, new technologies and responsible investing and lending. 

The Graduate Certificate in Finance and Investment Management is designed for graduates looking to pursue careers in the finance sector. Through the duration of this degree, you’ll gain exposure to innovative investment strategies involving both traditional and alternative asset classes. Obtain a deep understanding of financial modelling, portfolio management, derivatives, fixed income, public sector financing, equities, venture capital, real estate and infrastructure while becoming acquainted with recent technological advancements shaping the financial industry. This knowledge will prepare you to navigate complex data across industries and make informed decisions that involve calculated risks supported by financial knowledge, data analysis and research.  

The program is based in the heart of Brisbane's CBD. The central 308 Queen Street location will help you form valuable connections with industry and academic researchers.  

Campus Information

Brisbane City


  • Jan

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


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

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admissions criteria
Approved degree or equivalent in any discipline; or


GCAJT; and

Have completed the school's aptitude test in spoken and written Japanese and English to the standard set by the Executive Dean.

Proficiency in spoken and written Japanese and English. See English Language Proficiency requirements.

Candidates must sit and pass the Aptitude Test set by the School of Languages and Cultures before being admitted to the program. A fee may apply for the Aptitude Test. More information about the aptitude test, and test dates can be found on the School of Languages and Cultures website.

English Proficiency
IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.