Postgraduate Diploma
in Forensic Auditing
and Investigations


The Diploma in Forensic Investigations and Auditing is premised on a competency-based approach to the practice of fraud investigation, financial disputes, and forensic auditing. This 31 credit graduate programme provides students with the opportunity to acquire technical skills and practical knowledge in fraud investigation, laws relating to the forensic investigator, ethics in the field, and computer-assisted auditing/ investigating tools. This qualification will allow participants to pursue specialization in a field of growing demand which is also an excellent complement to degrees in management, accounting, economics, security and information technology.  Students in this programme may also pursue the Certified Fraud Examiner qualification, since the programme is appropriately benchmarked.


Applicants seeking admissions to the programme should be in the business or economics profession and must possess a first degree in a relevant discipline.



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    2 years (PT)




    FAUD 510 Fundamentals of Forensic Auditing and Accounting 3
    FAUD 512 Money Laundering and Asset Tracing 2
    FAUD 514 Fraud Investigations 3
    FAUD 516 Legal Elements of Fraud 1
    FAUD 520 Financial Statement Fraud 3
    FAUD 522 Contract and Procurement Fraud 3
    FAUD 524 Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques 3
    FAUD 526 Fraud Prevention and Detection 1
    FAUD 529 Fraud Risk Assessments 2
    FAUD 530 Forensic Auditing and Information Systems 3
    FAUD 532 Criminology and Ethics 1
    FAUD 534 Litigation and Expert Witness Support 1
    FAUD 536 Introduction to Computer Forensics 1
    FAUD 566  OR Internship OR 4
    FAUD 555 Practicum
    Total Number of Credits Required 31

    The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

    Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
    Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
    Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
    Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
    Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
    Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
    Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

    Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

    All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

    The College accepts the following methods of payment:

    • Cash
    • LINX
    • Visa/Master card
    • Certified/Manager’s cheque

    Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.


    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:

    Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

    For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

    The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.


    Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

    The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

    • tuition fees
    • accommodation
    • airfare and other transportation costs
    • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
    • books and related materials
    • special equipment
    • other related tertiary expenses

    For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at:


    Payment Plans

    Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details:

    To be awarded the Diploma in Forensic Investigations and Auditing , students must successfully complete 31 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:

    Required courses in the major area of study 31 credits
                   Total credits in the major area of study 31 credits
    Total Credits Required for Graduation   31 credits

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