The National Finance Institute offers its courses at competitive prices which means pay less now so no big debt down the track.

NFI’s programs are currently offered on a direct user pay scheme  – ie. you enrol and pay NFI directly (either as an individual trainee or via an organisation). NFI does not charge any additional interest components to your enrolment fee when you enrol, even if you choose to pay by instalments. NFI does not offer any programs under government funding programs or increased debt deferment schemes. However, NFI programs listed below are Centrelink approved and individuals may apply directly to Centrelink for assistance or receipt of benefits whilst studying these programs with NFI.



Programs have been approved by Centrelink (the Department of Human Services), so that eligible individuals can seek financial assistance whilst studying full time with NFI. Study can be undertaken at any time e.g. nights and weekends allowing individuals to study when they want and to complete studies in a flexible environment. Individuals are responsible for notifying Centrelink upon completion of their studies.

NFI approval code: 4P702
Course Code and Qualification Name  Total Course Hours  Full Time Course duration (with holidays)  Delivery Methods  Prerequisite Required
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration 603 – 635 hours 30 – 32 weeks Online / Self-paced No
FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting 627 – 660 hours 31 – 33 weeks Online / Self-paced No
FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping 780 hours 39 weeks Online / Self-paced No
FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping 632 –  665 hours 31-33 weeks Online / Self-paced No
FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set
(FNS50217 Diploma pre-requisite)
315 hours 15 – 16 weeks Online / Self-paced No
FNS40815 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking 535 hours 27 weeks Class-based / Online /Self-paced / Blended No
FNS41815 Certificate IV in Financial Services 641 – 675 hours 32 – 34 weeks Online / Self-paced No
BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management 513 – 540 hours 26 – 27 weeks Online / Self-paced No

The total course hours and durations are based upon nominal hours of the qualification. Individuals are able to complete their studies before the timeframes listed.  Centrelink determine a full time study load as 20 hours per week.

How do you apply for financial assistance? What are the steps involved?

For general information on financial assistance available, please apply directly to your Centrelink office or refer to: for further information on the financial assistance available under the various allowance:

When applying please quote:

Registered Training Organisation: The National Finance Institute; Reference Number: 4P702

Third Party Agreement Approval for Walker and Miller Training Services for the following courses:

  • FNS40815 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking
  • FNS50315 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management

Once we receive your enrolment, we will email your log-in details to you within 24-48 hours, and you can then start your on-line study immediately!

Click here to access the alternative interactive enrolment form which you can submit by email, mail or fax (interactive pdf format).