Graduate Certificate in Stockbroking and Financial Advising

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertStockFinAdv

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2809.2

AQF Level: 8

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is Quarter 3, 2019 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year Q4 2017 to Q2 2019 - 2809.1 Graduate Certificate in Stockbroking and Financial Advising

The Graduate Certificate in Stockbroking and Financial Advising introduces students to the foundational skills necessary to become practitioners as stockbrokers and advisers in the finance sector. The qualification exposes students to some of the theoretical approaches to financial markets, and also incorporates a number of applied units that will build some of the basic skills required to deliver financial advice to clients.

Study Mode
Six months full-time or one year part-time.

Course Advice

Dr Walid


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Applicants must have:

  • Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher qualification, in any discipline; Or
  • Have a minimum of 3 years full time equivalent managerial/ professional work experience in the stockbroking/financial advising industry.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a current CV for all work experience listed on their application and a Confirmation of Employment for all work experience listed on the application. Only applicants seeking admission through an established industry partnership agreement can provide an agreed alternative to the Confirmation of Employment. The confirmation of employment can be either be a letter on employer letterhead specifying their role and length of service or the industry declaration form.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence Full Time

Year 1

Quarter 1

200987Financial Adviser Communication Skills
200432Commercial Law

Quarter 2

200869Principles of Taxation
200986Financial Products and Markets

Recommended Sequence Part Time

Year 1

Quarter 1

200987Financial Adviser Communication Skills

Quarter 2

200986Financial Products and Markets

Quarter 3

200432Commercial Law

Quarter 4

200869Principles of Taxation

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