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Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning

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Course guide

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate

  • Duration

    6 months full time or part time equivalent

  • Units

    4

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

The recent changes made to the Australian finance industry now require existing financial planners with no degree or an unrelated degree to gain an appropriate qualification. Our Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning could be your first step to completing this.

This course gives you knowledge in areas such as investment, insurance, taxation, superannuation and estate planning. You learn the foundation of analytical and creative skills necessary when dealing with Financial Planning issues within planning and decision making.

When completing your studies online you also gain the benefit of upskilling and earning your qualification without having to put your life on hold. You can continue to work and study at the same time.

The Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning is currently finalising its accreditations by the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC). While you are studying you can become a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) for free to get access to a network of financial planning professionals and resources.

What are the entry criteria?

  • A recognised bachelor degree in a related discipline

OR

  • A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of two years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience

OR

  • A minimum of three years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience.

If you are applying as an international student, please view the English Language Requirements.

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  • Career opportunities
  • Learning outcomes
  • Financial Planner

    Develop financial strategies for individuals or organisations and assist clients with complex decision to protect and grow their wealth.

  • Tax Analyst

    Evaluates company operating information and recommend strategies on tax.

  • Treasury roles

    Focuses on cash management, corporate finance and financial risk management within a business.

  • Professional Knowledge

    Draw from your comprehensive knowledge of financial systems and relevant regulations to help clients achieve their financial goals.

  • Communication

    Communicate proficiently with clients, gather and interpret appropriate data and use advanced tools and practices to produce a financial plan.

  • Critical Thinking

    Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of financial planning and business concepts in diverse contexts and applications using critical thinking.

Why study with Swinburne Online?

  • Internationally recognised qualification

  • Ranked among the top 3% worldwide

  • Learn from industry professionals

  • Graduate with an industry standard qualification

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