Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program is recognised as an approved program by Financial Adviser Standards, The Treasury1. and will equip you with the education requirements to practise as a qualified financial adviser.We’ve worked closely with industry to develop our course content, and regularly consult with Treasury to ensure your Graduate Diploma meets the most up-to-date industry standards.Our Master of Finance (Financial Planning) is best suited to new entrants with a non-relevant degree.*Depending on your previous qualification/s, you may also be eligible to apply for credit or Advanced Standing, which means you could potentially finish your degree sooner, saving you both time and money.If you do not meet the entry requirements for the master’s program but have industry experience in a related financial services role, you can use our Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning as a direct entry pathway.
- Financial Planning
Standard entry requirements
- Completed bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent
- Or a completed graduate certificate or higher postgraduate qualification from a recognised higher education institution. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.
The Master of Finance (Financial Planning) is a Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) approved program.
Applicants who have: completed a bachelor degree in a business discipline; or completed a bachelor degree which includes a major in business, commerce, marketing or management; or completed a graduate certificate in a business discipline, are eligible to enter the program with 0.5 EFTSL (18 units) Advanced Standing and complete the program in 1.5 years of full time study or equivalent part time study. Applicants who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning at the University of South Australia are eligible to enter the program with 1.0 EFTSL (36 units) Advanced Standing and complete the program in 1.0 year of full time study or equivalent part time study.
|Mid year intake
Under new national regulations, anyone seeking to practice as a financial planner will need to study a FASEA approved program from January 2019. All financial planners currently working in industry will need to complete a FASEA approved program by 2024 in order to continue practising. Students who do meet the entry requirements for the masters program but have relevant industry experience, can use the UniSA Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning as a direct entry pathway.