Hi everyone -- hoping that some of you will share your thoughts/advice on the following problem: - I enrolled in the Finsia Grad Dip in Applied Finance back in 2004, after returning to Adelaide after a long stint overseas in the physical commodities industry - For many & varied reasons (house renovation/travel/new baby) as well as the steep learning curve in some areas, I could only manage the study really slowly. - So far I've only completed 3 of 8 subjects, and am enrolled in a fourth this semester. - Normally 4 subjects gets you Graduate Certificate, but Finsia/Kaplan won't let me graduate with this because I have taken longer than the prescribed 3-year limit to finish the 4 subjects - Finsia will let me complete the Grad Dip, but I would have to finish 4 more subjects during the next semester to get a Finsia Grad Dip, OR - 4 more subjects over in the next 2 semesters for a Kaplan Grad Dip (this would still be tough for me to manage), but I did read that the Kaplan Grad Dip is not on the ASIC register - does this mean that the original Grad Dip course has lost a little of its value in terms of industry recognition? Basically I am interested to know is if there is any other postgrad educator of similar standing that might give me credit for the subjects I have completed and either (a) let me continue to study on at my own pace [ok maybe a bit faster], or (b) allow me to graduate with some sort of Postgrad qualification I’m also interested to learn what sort of professional opportunities this kind of qualification opens up for me anyway. I’m a 35yo stay at home dad who trades futures with my own funds (when my 17mth old son lets me) in the commodity that is my area of expertise. Originally the idea of doing the Grad Dip was that it might give me a bit more of a formal background to support what I am already doing anyway – to learn some interesting stuff and perhaps widen my appeal to prospective employers. But I am now beginning to think that I might be better off forgetting the Grad Dip altogether and just aiming for PS/RG146 compliance, which might permit me to start building a client base with which to share my commodity experience. I’m really not sure how feasibile/professional this is. Does anyone have any thoughts?