Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: Higher Education Institutions
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

This program forms part of a suite of postgraduate programs offered at UNSW Business School to meet the growing need and industry demand for specialist training in financial planning. It is designed to exceed the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's Regulatory Guide 146 (RG146) Tier 1 training requirements. The program enables professionals and industry practitioners to develop knowledge and skills not only in financial markets, financial planning, investment, and taxation law and strategies, but in compliance, risk management, ethical and professional conduct as well. A primary objective is to provide them with a solid foundation to advance in the career of and/or advanced study in personal financial and investment advisory.

Designed for

Professionals wanting to develop their skills in investment, financial planning, taxation and a career in personal financial advisory


8 courses (48 UOC): 6 compulsory finance courses, and 2 elective courses


  • Financial planning

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree or equivalent, with a credit average (65% or higher) as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator, plus minimum of 2 years of full-time relevant work experience. Applicants need to provide a detailed resume (outlining relevant competencies and achievements) and evidence of other academic and professional qualifications.


The Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning has been approved by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) as meeting the training requirements in relation to Regulatory Guide RG146 Tier 1.

Study pathways

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning, students achieving a credit average (65% or higher) may articulate into the Master of Financial Planning. Courses successfully completed are transferable to the Master of Financial Planning.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
UNSW Business School International: $49,240 Yes

Related courses

Browse more courses
Is the information on this page correct? Request update
Sign up to our newsletter for the latest scholarships and education news
You must agree before submitting.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join the conversation