Retirement Outcomes

Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance

The Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance specialising in Retirement Outcomes is for professionals seeking to improve their understanding of applying theory to develop, assess and deliver practical solutions for improving financial retirement outcomes. You will be equipped to understand retirement problems from an outcome perspective and to assess risks relating to the delivery of retirement outcomes. This specialist program is suitable for fund and investment managers in superannuation and for those who consult, advise and support the delivery of leading-edge retirement outcomes.

Key benefits

  • A holistic, outcome-oriented approach to understanding the challenges in the industry.
  • A curriculum developed in close consultation with the Retirement Outcomes Advisory Group. The group was appointed specifically to ensure students of the course benefit from insights of senior industry leaders and experts.
  • Taught by industry professionals.
  • Professional networking with your experienced student peers.
  • Articulates to the industry-leading Master of Applied Finance.

Career opportunities 

The Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance specialising in Retirement Outcomes equips you for roles that require a thorough understanding of how to assess, develop and deliver strategies to improve financial outcomes in retirement while also managing various risks (longevity, in ation, investment volatility).

These skills are useful for those who develop, manage or research products designed for the accumulation and retirement phases of life. This could include:

  • Superannuation fund staff
  • Investment managers
  • Wealth managers
  • Asset consultants and retail product researchers
  • Financial planners who want a deeper understanding of strategies for retirement outcomes will also benefit from completing the program.
  • Valuation analyst

Program of study

Compulsory units Portfolio Management and Valuation (four credit points)
Life Cycle Investing (two credit points)
Recommended Applied Portfolio Management (two credit points)
Risk and Portfolio Construction (two credit points)
One unit from Corporate Finance (four credit points)
Economics of Financial Markets (two credit points)
Investment and Credit Analysis (two credit points)
Private Wealth Management (two credit points)
Total credit points 16

Student testimonial

I chose the Retirement Outcomes specialisation for this reason – it covers a broad base that is tuned to better understanding the retirement industry and the issues that it faces."

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