The Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences (GIFS) is more than a boutique financial services training provider. We are passionate about using education to generate significant, positive change by equipping individuals with skills and qualifications needed to excel in the financial services industry.
These qualifications are part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and are approved by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Legislation requires that companies and people giving financial advice or intermediary services must meet the Fit and Proper criteria. To this end, we offer accredited qualifications that are part of the Financial Service Conduct Authority (FSCA) list of acceptable Fit and Proper qualifications. All FAIS -related programmes are aligned to the competency requirements of Board Notice 914 of 2018.
GIFS Formula for Excellence
We choose to work with people who are committed to continuous learning; who are willing to step far outside of what they know; who want to grow and develop whilst sharing our vision to be the best.
- We make a difference through education
- We are in it for our clients because, to us, they are everything
- We are committed to changing people’s lives
- We put people before profit – whilst acting in the best interests of the Business
- We Lead with integrity – your word is your honour
- We are accountable for our actions
- We dream big and think out of the box – great is not good enough – we see “great” as a starting point, not as an endpoint. We set ourselves goals that we know we cannot reach yet, because we know that by stretching to meet them we are likely to find ourselves in places no one
has ever been before
- We favour a can do attitude over experience, hands-on contributors and those who are comfortable sharing their ideas and opinions
- We are proactive not reactive –fast is better than slow
- We are committed to team work and mutual respect – This business is built around the idea that work should be challenging, and the
challenge should be fun.
Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences (GIFS) strives to be the leading graduate institute within the financial services sector, acting as a portal for our clients to access improved opportunities through our customised, high-calibre educational and training and services. GIFS is committed to continuous professional development and knowledge exchange through online, blended and traditional learning platforms.
As trailblazers, ground-breakers and market leaders, Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences (GIFS) endeavours to continue to harness the power of education to innovate within the financial services sector. We believe in turning knowledge, passion, expertise and discipline into positive transformation to create a better Africa for others to inherit.