Advance your career in banking with an internationally recognised professional qualification

Online Flexibility

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


Upon completion of the Professional Banking Fundamentals, you will receive a certificate and acquire the GFIN post nominal as a FINSIA member.

Global Portability

Professional Banking Fundamentals is a globally recognised professional qualification and awarded in conjunction with The Chartered Banker Institute in the UK.

Course Duration

On average it takes 3 to 6 months to complete. The self-paced study and blended learning options mean you can gain the qualification with only a few hours of study per week.

Designed by the Industry for the Industry

Two versions of the qualification are available. One developed specifically for the Australian market and one for the New Zealand market, both in consultation with senior industry practitioners.

Assessment Fees

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


Info Webinar: PBF Information Session 1

Tuesday 25 May 12:30PM - 1:00PM

If you’re wondering what the Professional Banking Fundamentals learning experience is like, join us for our online PBF information session.

John Jeffery, SA FIN, FINSIA Head of Employer Services will be moderating the session, walking you through the qualification, its chapters and how it can help your career.

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What's included in theProfessional Banking Fundamentals?

FINSIA Membership

A 12-month Affiliate FINSIA membership is included in the program fee. Being a FINSIA member enables you to build your professional profile through networking events and access relevant content to reinforce your study.

Blended Learning

The program suits all learning styles and is delivered in bite-sized units allowing you to study at your own pace. You can choose your learning method or a blend of all three – E-learning, audio and/or an interactive PDF.

Digital Textbook

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

Knowledge Checks

Knowledge checks reinforcing key concepts, along with a pre-examination mock assessment.

You're in good company.

Thousands of employees are on the professionalism pathway with FINSIA

“I’d recommend taking the PBF to anyone considering a financial services career. Learn about the industry, enjoy it and see where it takes you. Grab it with both hands. As a professional qualification, it’s comprehensive and more practical than academic qualifications.”

– Alexander Neskovski, Wealth Consultant, Westpac.

“The PBF course is a great qualification

for those either new to the banking and

finance sector, or for people looking to

build on their academic qualification and

wishing to gain more specific banking and financial services knowledge.”

– Maggie Lien, Senior Manager Regulatory Risk, ING

“PBF was front of mind working in a specialised team to quickly assist our COVID-19 impacted customers. The knowledge I had gained from various modules such as Risk Management along with the Legal andRegulatory Environment chapters helped me to adapt successfully to a rapid change.”

– Samantha O’ Donoghue, Customer Relationship Manager, Bendigo Bank

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