If you’re interested in helping individuals manage their personal finances, you might consider becoming a Financial Planner. A Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning will set you up with the skills you need to take your career to the next level. With access to industry professionals, exposure to the latest technologies and a practical range of subjects, you’ll have all the tools you need to kick your career goals. You’ll have a variety of career paths available to you, such as paraplanning, or working as a financial or servicing planner.
Want to take your financial planning career further? Here’s some top tips to help you get ahead:
Take every opportunity you can to learn about financial management software
Using financial planning software such as Xplan is a highly employable skill, so learning to use it before you graduate will be sure to help you stand out at job interviews. During your course, you’ll have the opportunity to use Xplan to prepare a Statement of Advice, a skill which is essential in the financial planning industry.
Network throughout your course to help you build your resume
You’ll hear from industry experts throughout your studies and learn from fully qualified Financial Planners. Talk with them to help build your confidence and networking skills. In addition to this, you’ll work in teams throughout your studies to prepare you for practice. This will ensure your professional development continues throughout your studies, and that you’ll always be connected to experts in your field.
Study a breadth of financial planning topics to enhance your employability
When you study with Swinburne Online, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge on insurance, estate planning, superannuation, tax planning, as well as investing, contract law, and behavioural finance. You’ll have the opportunity to put these skills into practice before graduating with an exciting Financial Advice Technology Project designed to solidify your understanding.
Are you ready for more? Find out about the exciting places a career in Financial Planning can take you. Visit the Swinburne Online Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning course page, or contact one of our dedicated Course Consultants on 1300 069 765.