Understand the changes brought by technology to the financial industry. This course demystifies what is happening in finance.

You will explore Fintech trends, the main technological changes (Blockchain, APIs...), focus on new emerging sectors within the financial industry and look at the main players driving the growth of the Fintech ecosystem.


  • Delivery: Self-paced online learning from the safety and comfort of your home, to develop your skills. 
  • Entry: Whilst there are no formal entry requirements it is recommended that students have a general understanding of finance and an interest in digital transformation and innovation.
  • Duration: 8 hours and consists of 16 chapters of 30 minutes.
  • Format: Includes video based lectures with curated readings and forums to share your thoughts and enrich your understanding.
  • Quiz: A quiz to test the assimilation of knowledge.
  • Short course fee: $1,250 AUD
  • Next intake: 3 August 2020
FINSIA is in partnership with the Asian Banking School, who is collaborating with the Centre of Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) to bring you four senior lecturers who created Fintech courses at major universities and inspirational speakers.

What are my learning outcomes?

Once you successfully complete the 16 modules, you will receive a Certificate of Completion jointly issued by FINSIA, CFTE and the Asian Banking School. 

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the impact that technology is having on different sectors of finance.
  • Demonstrate different models of innovation in finance.
  • Identify the players who are building Finance 2.0.
  • Evaluate the important technological trends that are impacting finance.
  • Recognise the opportunities brought by Fintech to the finance industry.
  • Learn the foundations of finance in 8 hours at your own pace, with a curriculum designed by 4 senior lecturers.
  • Get the insights from those who are building Finance 2.0, from heads of innovation to startup CEOs and investors.
  • Get the global picture, from the US, Europe to Asia.
  • Learn the important concepts, know the fast growing companies of Fintech.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion delivered by CFTE upon successful completion.

Get your solid Fintech foundation in just 8 hours

Around Fintech in 8 hours helps leaders and team members understand Digital Finance quickly and in an efficient manner.

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  • Industry experts
  • 16 Fintech CEOs, Heads of Innovation

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  • 8 Hours of content
  • Online learning at your own pace, own schedule and safely at home

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  • Solid knowledge of what’s happening in Fintech
  • Concrete examples

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  • A Certifcate of Completion
  • Validate your knowledge once you pass all the modules
The Around Fintech in 8 hours course requires a minimum of 10 people to go ahead. Once enrolling you have 3 months to complete the course but are able to request an extension to 6 months.  This request must be in writing and authorised by your employer (if applicable).