Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning is approved by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) and equips students with the education requirements to practice as a qualified financial adviser. It is best suited to existing financial advisers with a non-relevant degree, existing financial advisers with no degree or new entrants with a relevant degree.
- Financial Planning
Standard entry requirements
- Completed bachelor degree in an accounting, finance, economics or financial planning discipline from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent
- Or completed graduate certificate or higher postgraduate qualification in an accounting, finance, economics or financial planning discipline from a recognised higher education institution
- Or completed diploma or advanced diploma in financial planning and two years relevant professional experience. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.
Under FASEA guidelines, existing financial advisers can be granted a maximum of 4 courses credit in the Graduate Diploma, depending on their prior learning and pathway.
A FASEA-approved program must be completed by 2024 to continue practising in financial planning. Students who want to enter the industry will need to study a FASEA-approved program to start their career.