Official launch Islamic Finance e-course

Official launch Islamic Finance e-course

17 Jan 2010

The Islamic Finance Professional Development (IFPD) course is the first of its kind to be offered in Australia in collaboration with La Trobe University and Dubai’s Ethica, the world’s leading certifier of Islamic Finance online learning.

e-course_stdMore than 20 students currently enrolled, the IFPD is an intensive program which aims to introduce participants to the important building blocks of Islamic Finance, a 1.4 trillion-dollar global industry.

On completion of the six week course – which can also be credited to the Masters of Islamic Banking and Finance program offered at La Trobe - students will receive an IFPD certificate from the University and be awarded with a Certified Islamic Finance Executive (CIFE™) from Ethica.

Students will gain up-to-date practical knowledge designed to conform to the internationally acclaimed AAOIFI (Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions) standards.

For more information on this course visit:

Media Opportunities

What: The IFPD course Inauguration

Starts: Monday 17 January 10 am

Photo opportunity: John Scott Meeting House, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus

Key notes speakers include:

  • La Trobe University’s Vice-chancellor Professor Paul Johnson
  • Dean Faculty of Law and Management Professor Leigh Drake
  • Nicole Boldt Acting Director Financial Services, Department of Business Innovation, State Government of Victoria
  • Earle Harper Senior Export Adviser, Financial Services, Australian Trade Commission
  • Round Table discussion with special guest panelists

Where: John Scott Meeting House Main Chamber

Ends: 11.30am

Media contact:

Lisa Prowling

Media and Communications and Officer

T (03) 9479 5517
M 0401 044 784




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