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Advance your career in banking with an internationally recognised professional qualification*

Develop the essential foundation knowledge required for working in banking. Get a broad overview of the banking industry and how banks operate, learn about banking products and gain an understanding of key banking terminology.  

The program also explores the key principles of ethical behaviour and provides tools to help you apply them in your work environment.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute (UK) - only body in the world able to confer the status of Chartered Banker and developed for the Australian market by FINSIA.

Total Program Fee

AU$700

Professional Banking Fundamentals is a standalone module and a qualification all on its own.

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Assessment Fees

Module fee includes one attempt at an assessment (assessment resit fees will apply).

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Course Duration

Students will take from 3 to 6 months to complete depending on level of education and experience.

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Entry requirements

Suitable for everyone starting out in a career in banking.

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Online flexibility

All modules are delivered online which means you can start anytime, anywhere.

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Global Portability

Professional Banking Fundamentals is a globally recognised professional qualification.

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GFIN

Upon completion of Professional Banking Fundamentals, students acquire GFIN post nominal as a FINSIA member. 

Who is this for?

People new to banking.
People working in banking but looking to be recognised through a professional qualification.
People working in bank industry in a support function looking to improve overall banking knowledge, including those in HR, Risk and IT.

What’s Included

Affiliate Membership

A 12 month Affiliate FINSIA membership is included for new members. Being a FINSIA member enables you to build your professional profile while studying through networking events, thought leadership via webinars and digital publications. 

e-Learning

Embedded e-Learning on selected modules to reinforce key learning objectives.

Digital Textbook

A comprehensive digital textbook providing core learning materials and case studies to help you build your capability.

Checkpoint

Checkpoint exams at the end of each chapter to confirm your understanding.

 

 

The learning experience is

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Online Learning

Start anytime from any location at your own pace.

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Interactive

Stimulating interactive learning experience with a hands-on approach. 

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Engaging

Access an extensive suite of engaging learning materials.

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Industry Led

Developed for the Australian market in consultation with senior industry practitioners. 

What do I get when I finish the course?

Graduating from the Professional Banking Fundamentals qualification entitles you to the GFIN education post nominal to demonstrate your commitment to the industry.

GFIN

Congratulations!  You have become a GFIN which demonstrates that you have successfully completed the foundation standard professional qualification in banking. 

To retain GFIN post nominals, students need to remain a FINSIA member and complete 14 hours CPD per year, 10 of which is structured, four unstructured and a minimum of one hour in ethics and integrity (as part of the structured learning).

 

Upgrade and upskill

You are now ready to access a range of professional qualifications and membership packages that will advance your career.

If you are ambitious and want to reach the next level, look into the benefits of the internationally recognised Certified Professional Banker.

Those who want to reach the pinnacle of financial services and the gold standard in banking should check out becoming a Chartered Banker.

Tom Born-Crockett

Tom Born-Crockett

Dealer Assistant - Fixed Income, FIIG Securities

It’s exciting to work with the team at FINSIA that has a real focus on developing new ways of building capability and professionalism within the banking sector. Having a passion to think differently and to focus on what developing people will mean in terms of better customer experience, will help restore trust and pride in the sector. That’s why I see such value in the collaboration between FINSIA and the Chartered Banker Institute to develop a suite of qualifications that will fit the aspirations of people strategies and also work to build up credits towards Chartered Banker status.

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