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This Graduate Certificate provides an introduction to the many rapid emerging technologies that are transforming the financial services sector, along with the business strategies surrounding them. The course includes a study of big data and its relevance to business (FinTech in particular), and the legal challenges created by emerging digital financial technologies.

Key learning outcomes include:

  • Conceptual and technical knowledge of digital financial technologies.
  • Conceptual and technical knowledge of data sourcing, storage, management and transformation.
  • E-commerce strategy design.
  • Awareness of the legal risks and responsibilities presented by the development and application of new technologies.


1 term full-time or 2 terms part-time.


A mixture of online delivery and on-campus delivery at South Eveleigh, Sydney. 100% Online during COVID-19 pandemic restrictions period.


Refer to key dates


  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification); OR
  • Completion of IMC's Postgraduate Preparation Program; or 
  • Completion of a three-year post-secondary qualification, with an average pass mark of 70%, in a relevant discipline; or
  • Three years' relevant work experience.

Find out if your overseas qualification is recognised and meets the Entry Requirements.


Applicants holding an overseas equivalent of an Australian Bachelor’s degree must provide proof of English language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with IMC's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedure for further details.


Assessment methods are designed to encourage learning, provide feedback and measure achievement of unit learning outcomes. Forms of assessment vary among units and include research reports, projects, essays, group work, presentations, problem solving and case studies as well as tests, quizzes and examinations. Students may be required to complete assessment tasks alone or in groups to encourage development of generic skills. Assessments generally require a written submission but may include an oral presentation. In capstone units, assessments may include industry engagement and an extensive report.


This one-term course introduces students to the application of digital technologies in the financial services sector, and the business strategies surrounding them. It is suitable for those seeking employment in the financial services sector, which is presently being transformed by technology, and for those with experience in the sector who are interested in learning more about its many recent developments including associate legal risks and challenges. Graduates have many pathways available to them, including work in traditional financial institutions, consultancies, software companies, IT and security firms, venture capital organisations, and entrepreneurship. 
The Graduate Certificate articulates into the Graduate Diploma of Financial Technologies Management, the Master of Business Administration (FinTech Management) and the Master of Business Administration (Digital Business Applications). Students will receive 24 credit points of advanced standing into either the Graduate Diploma or Master’s degree and exemption from equivalent units in those courses.