University of South Australia (UniSA)

Master of Finance - Financial Planning (DMFP)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

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

The Master of Finance (Financial Planning) is approved by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) and equips students with the educational requirements to practice as a qualified financial planner. Students develop knowledge and skills in areas such as personal budgeting, superannuation and retirement planning, investment management, financial risk management, insurance planning and tax planning. In their studies, students use XPLAN, the most widely used financial planning software in Australia, and have the chance to experience the on-campus IRESS Trading Room which includes a market data feed and global financial analysis software. Students also develop and present a detailed statement of advice (SOA).

Structure

72 units.

Subjects

  • Finance
  • 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.

Recognition

The Master of Finance (Financial Planning) is a Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) approved program.

Study pathways

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.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City West International: $71,800 No

Further information

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.

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