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Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

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Course guide

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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

The recent changes made to the Australian finance industry now require existing financial planners with no degree or an unrelated degree to gain a Graduate Diploma qualification in Financial Planning.

Swinburne Online’s Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning gives you knowledge in areas such as investment, insurance, taxation, superannuation and estate planning. It develops the analytical and creative skills necessary when dealing with 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 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.

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 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.

  • 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.

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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