Islamic Finance Professional Development Course

The course is delivered online with all the flexibility you need. It is designed to get you an insight into the core concepts of Islamic finance, one of the fastest growing segment of the global finance industry.


Why learn about Islamic Banking and Finance?

Globally, there is a demand for a fair and just banking system that the Islamic banking and finance industry provides.

As this demand continues to rise, so does the awareness of the timeless principles and values of Islamic finance. Built upon the foundation of Islamic law, which prohibits usurious and speculative activities, the Islamic finance industry prides itself on engaging in business and financial dealings in an ethical manner. The sentiment of this industry is not one of greed, but one of mutual cooperation and partnership through a fair and equitable financial system. The Islamic finance industry has achieved such growth that it is now an astounding 2 trillion-dollar global industry. Not only is this the fastest growing segment of the financial industry, but it is also socially responsible and sustainable as well.


  • Understand the aims of Islamic finance in contemporary society.
  • To identify and describe the main principles and prohibitions in Islamic banking and finance.
  • To develop an understanding of how different Islamic modes of financing work.
  • Compare and contrast different banking and finance products with respect to different industry standards and practices.
  • Develop confidence in explaining features of each mode of financing.
  • Apply rules of Islamic banking on contemporary transactions and analyze them for Shari'ah compliancy.

Who is this course for?

This course is suited to all participants who want to enhance their understanding of Islamic banking and finance, enter the field or further their career opportunities.

No prior knowledge or qualifications are necessary.

Start date: Immediate. Start learning from today.

Course Delivery: Pre-recorded video lectures.

Length: 10 weeks

Effort: 2-3 hours per week

Level: Intermediate

Course Fees: $195 AUD (approximately $155 US Dollars)

Course Instructor: Almir Colan, Director, Australian Centre for Islamic Finance (AUSCIF)

Instructor: Almir Colan

Almir Colan is a Director of Australian Centre for Islamic Finance (AUSCIF) and CEO at Olive Investments. Almir is also an adviser to number of institutions that provide Islamic finance and member of a working group at AAOIFI.

Previously, Almir was a consultant lecturer and board member for the Master of Islamic Banking and Finance Course at La Trobe University.



  • Why Study Islamic Banking and finance?
  • Islamic Commercial law
  • Islamic perspective on wealth and money
  • Prohibited transactions
  • Musharaka and Mudaraba modes of financing (Equity based)
  • Murabahah and Ijarah modes of financing
  • Salam and Istisna modes of financing
  • Islamic Financial Markets, funds and shares.
  • Sukuk (investment certificates)
  • Product development
  • Digital economy and FinTech

"Almir Colan’s genuine care, extensive knowledge and creative ways to explain complex issues make his course very engaging, interesting, and highly beneficial. I took the course and I must say, the thoroughness of each subject matter is much more than what you would normally expect from an intensive Islamic Finance course."

Sadia Karim
CEO, Yurizk

"The AusCIF course is spectacular, it provides the student with a concise yet hollistic understanding of the vastly growing Islamic finance industry and its innovative Shariah compliant products. Though what I mostly found intriguing was its practical approach on dealing with everyday transactions. As Muslims we are compelled to further our Islamic knowledge in order to correctly incorporate it into our daily lives, this includes the ability to identify prohibited acts hence avoiding them. I highly advise my brothers and sisters to register to this course, its truely a wonerful opportunity for them to understand the Islamic position concerning transactions."

Sheikh Moustapha Sarakibi

"I did benefit from your online course a lot, from there I started my research on Islamic banking and finance reporting requirements compliance with Sharia."

Adalat Jurat


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