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Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate

  • Duration

    12 months full time or equivalent part time

  • Units

    8

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

A qualification approved by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) is mandatory for all financial planners. Swinburne Online’s FASEA-approved Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning is a great way to meet the new education requirements for existing financial planners, as well as people who are looking to start their career in the field.

This qualification will equip you with knowledge in investment, insurance, taxation, superannuation and estate planning. It develops the analytical and creative skills you will need for tackling Financial Planning issues within planning and decision making.

Studying online gives you 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 Diploma of Financial Planning is also accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA). While you are studying you can become a member of the FPA for free to get access to a network of financial planning professionals and resources. Existing members of the FPA will receive a 15% discount for this course.

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What are the entry criteria?

To gain entry into this course, applicants must meet the following 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 Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning.

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

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Career & Learning

Career opportunities

  • 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.

What you will learn

  • Critical Thinking

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

  • 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.

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Course Units

  • Elements of Financial Planning and Regulation (FIN60010)
  • Behavioural Finance and Investment (FIN60011)
  • Corporations and Contract Law (LAW60003)
  • Ethics and Client Management (FIN60012)
  • Insurance and Estate Planning (FIN80022)
  • Superannuation and Retirement Planning (FIN80023)
  • Taxation Principles and Planning (ACC80012)
  • Accounting Systems and Reporting (ACC60008)
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Swinburne Online helped me reach my goals by providing me with the platform and tools I needed to succeed.

Amanda, Swinburne Online graduate

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Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning Course

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