University of South Australia (UniSA)

Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (DCFP)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning is a bridging program for existing financial advisers who already hold an approved or relevant qualification and are only required to study a selection of remaining courses to meet education requirements. These bridging courses include Ethics and Professionalism, Financial Advice Regulatory and Legal Obligations, and Behavioural Finance Client and Consumer Behavior. Depending on individual circumstances, students may need to undertake one, or all, of these courses. Students who do not hold a prior qualification but have industry experience in a related financial services role can use this qualification as a direct entry pathway into the FASEA-approved Master of Finance (Financial Planning).

Structure

18 units.

Subjects

  • Financial Planning

Standard entry requirements

  • Completed bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent
  • Or completed graduate certificate or higher postgraduate qualification from a recognised higher education institution
  • Or a completed Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a relevant field and two years relevant professional experience
  • Or minimum of five years relevant professional experience. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.

Study pathways

This qualification can be used as a direct entry pathway into the FASEA-approved Master of Finance (Financial Planning) for new entrants who do not hold a prior qualification but have industry experience in a related financial services role. Following completion of the six-month graduate certificate, students are eligible for Advanced Standing into the master's program, shortening the duration of the program to 1.5 years.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City West International: $17,950 No
  • Full-time : 6 months

Further information

Students currently working in financial planning, will need to complete a FASEA-approved program by 2024 to continue practising. Students who want to enter the industry, will need to study a FASEA-approved program to start their career.

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