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Diploma in Applied Finance and Accounting

CRICOS 089806D
Program Overview This degree is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in global finance and helps to prepare for the professional fields of finance and accounting. Students who complete the Diploma of Applied Finance and Accounting may then choose to continue in the 2nd and 3rd years of TOP’s Bachelor of Applied Finance and Accounting. 
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Delivery Site On campus (Eveleigh NSW 2015)
Application date Refer to key dates
Entry Requirements Please refer to Undergraduate Admission Requirements
English Language Requirements Please refer to English Language Requirements
Credit arrangement Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with TOP's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedure for further details. 
Course Structure

This course contains:

 Core Units

Elective Units (select one from the options below)

Please refer to the table for the changes to unit codes and names which will be effective from Term 1, 2020.

Pathway to further study Upon successful completion of 8 Diploma units (48 credit points), students may choose to continue in the 2nd and 3rd years of TOP's Bachelor of Applied Finance and Accounting. This will be conditional on completion at an appropriate level.
Career Options
  • Banking (retail and merchant)
  • Corporate management
  • Financial planning
  • Financial analyst for accounting and consultancy firms
  • Financial consultant
  • Financial economist
  • Foreign exchange dealing
  • Funds management
  • Insurance
  • Investment appraisal
  • International finance
  • Management consultant
  • Market analyst
  • Planning/policy analyst
  • Public administrator
  • Public finance and government, such as the Reserve Bank
  • Researcher
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Treasury management