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The Chartered Banker provides all the tools necessary to develop strategic judgment and expertise needed in a digital age, alongside core banking skills including credit and risk.

Becoming a Chartered Banker will show you have the highest standards of professionalism and core banking capabilities to support banking executive regulatory requirements. It will enhance your reputation and future proof your career. Industry expertise and student feedback has been used to ensure the Chartered Banker is practical and forward focused.

Why be a Chartered Banker?

  • Lead by example. As a highly qualified practitioner with the detailed knowledge of modern banking needed to tackle the complex challenges facing the industry.
  • Enhanced skills. Staying at the cutting edge of regulation and compliance against a backdrop of daily disruption from new technology.
  • Pinnacle of professionalism. Showing you are the right person to lead the industry into the future, restoring trust building the best possible outcomes for business as well as customers.


This program was developed for the Australasian market in association with the Chartered Banker Institute (UK) - the only body in the world able to confer the status of Chartered Banker and is internationally recognised.

Chartered Banker

Award Course Details

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To obtain the Chartered Banker qualification four modules must be completed:

  • Three mandatory modules
  • One elective module

Upon completion a current FINSIA membership and an annual post nominal designation fee of $77 will apply.

To find out the individual price of a module, please click the link below.

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Chartered Banker

Upon completion, graduates can use Chartered Banker post nominals. The use of the Chartered Banker post nominals is reliant on continued memberships of FINSIA and the Chartered Banker Institute.


Up to 18-24 months

The program is generally completed between 18 and 24 months.



Program structure

You will need to complete three mandatory modules and an elective module to graduate with the Chartered Banker qualification.



Start any time and complete the course at your own pace in your own time.


Awarded by Chartered Banker Institute (UK)

The internationally recognised Chartered Banker designation is the gold standard industry qualification. 


Made for Australia

Developed for the Australasian Market in partnership with the Chartered Banker Institute and close consultation with senior industry practitioners.

Who is this for

Our globally recognised gold standard program is for individuals who seek to achieve the highest level of excellence and professionalism in banking.

Entry Requirements

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements it is recommended that students have some banking experience and are prepared to complete studies equivalent to a post graduate level professional qualification.

What’s Included

FINSIA Membership

For new members, a 12-month Student Membership is included in the enrolment fee. Being a FINSIA member enables you to build your professional profile through networking events and access relevant content to reinforce your study.

e-Learning Material

e-Learning materials reinforce key learning objectives.


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

Assessment fees

Assessment fees are included in the price of the qualification. (Assessment resit fee of $230 will apply).

The learning experience is



Start anytime from any location. 




Stimulating interactive learning experience with a hands-on approach. 



Access an extensive suite of engaging learning materials.


Industry led

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

How it works

To become a Chartered Banker, you will need to take three mandatory modules and one elective module. Together, the four modules provide a comprehensive understanding of banking in a digital age.
Chartered Banker Qualification

What do I get when I finish the course?



Chartered Banker

Upon successful assessment of your application, you will be able to use Chartered Banker post nominals.

To be to keep using them, you will need to remain a FINSIA member and a Chartered Banker Institute member.

You will also need to complete 35 hours CPD per year, 21 structured and 14 hours unstructured with a minimum of five hours in ethics and integrity (as part of structured learning). Graduates of the Chartered Banker program may also be eligible to upgrade to a Fellow membership category.

Next steps

Use your expertise to give back to the industry.

Talk to us about becoming a mentor or an assessor. Help FINSIA's drive to professionalize the banking and financial services industry by becoming a member of one of our councils or committees. Or inspire the next generation of leaders by sharing your experiences and insights at one of our many events. 

Joseph Healy

Joseph Healy

CEO, Judo Bank

For people intent on building a career in banking - anybody who aspires to general management and above - it should be conditional on them having passed or being in the process of undertaking the Chartered Banker qualification. I do believe Chartered Banker should be compulsory. 

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