Master of Financial Planning

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

The Master of Financial Planning is a fully online course designed to provide the educational basis to enable students to increase competence as professional financial advisers and gain an advanced knowledge and understanding of the financial planning industry. With the increasing complexity of taxation laws, the ageing population and the focus on self-reliance in retirement, the financial planning industry is developing as a distinct profession in Australia. Individuals and organisations require the skills of professionally equipped financial planners to assist them in effective investment and risk management and also with complex retirement planning strategies. Course and unit curriculum is based on Australian law.


120 credit points


  • Financial planning

Standard entry requirements

  • Undergraduate degree or higher, in a business discipline
  • Or undergraduate degree or higher, in any discipline and minimum of 2 years FTE managerial/professional work experience in a related field
  • Or undergraduate degree or higher, in any discipline and minimum of 5 years general work experience in a related field


Financial Planning Association (FPA)

Study pathways

Students may exit on completion of 40 credit points with a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning or on completion of 80 credit points with a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
WSU Online International: $47,580 Yes
  • Full-time : 18 months
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience MUST support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

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