Course code: MHE20529ET

    Ethics and Professional Standards for Financial Planners FASEA bridging course

    Ask a question

    OverviewAbout this course

    Maintain your registration and consolidate your professional values with the Ethics and Professional Standards for Financial Planners. This essential tertiary microcredential qualification meets the minimum education requirements set by the Australian Government Treasury, while enhancing leadership skills in a specialised learning environment.

    With high demand for financial planners with approved qualifications, it’s a great time to upgrade your skills in only 12 weeks.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Relate ethical and moral theories and frameworks to the behavioural standards expected of financial planners and financial advisers

    • Recognise the expectations of ethical decision-making behaviour for financial planners in line with regulatory, professional and community standards

    • Identify and communicate about influences on ethical decision-making and behaviour

    • Use reasoned and moral judgements to resolve problems according to regulatory, ethical and professional standards

    Course outcomes

    Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market

    • An essential FAS and FASEA-accreditation qualification to meet the education requirements for financial planners and advisors

    • A job-ready understanding of ethics and professional standards, with the skills to be socially just and ethically aware in your financial planning career

    • Positive interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills to apply in the workplace

    • For existing advisers or those attaining the Professional Year (PY), a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate will be provided upon successful completion of this subject. Please check with your licensee on the CPD policy requirements.

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    You must demonstrate that you have achieved one of the following:

    • A diploma in financial planning or

    • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline


    • Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer

    • Please ensure to attach all evidence when applying for this course to demonstrate the minimum entry requirements and for ease of the enrolment process.

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • Checked the requirements set by the Australian Government Treasury’s Financial Adviser Standards

    • A high commitment and application to ethical standards

    • Effective communication skills

    • An interest in helping others

    • Interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate

    • Good decision-making skills

    • Strong leadership skills

    You do not require an ATAR score for entry into this course.

    If you are unable to meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for special admission.

    Please continue with your application and you will be guided to identify as mature aged (at least 21 years old in your first year of study) or disadvantaged (disability, serious or chronic illness, interrupted education, lack of support for study, serious personal problems and/or serious family responsibilities). Please contact us to find out more.

    TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: financial planner, financial adviser, compliance manager and senior roles in financial planning.


    This microcredential meets the minimum education requirements for ethics and professional standards for financial planners according to the Financial Adviser Standards (FAS) set by the Australian Government Treasury (formerly set by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority [FASEA]). It is accredited with FAS and FASEA as an approved bridging course. Visit the FAS website for more information.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study0 Courses

    Alternative pathways into this course

    The Ethics and Professional Standards for Financial Planners FASEA bridging course does not have any pre-requisite courses.

    Further study2 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    Related study0 Courses

    Strengthen your expertise and expand your employability

    The Ethics and Professional Standards for Financial Planners FASEA bridging course does not have any related courses.

    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning ( or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    SubjectsSubjects in this course

    Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 1 subject.

    Core Subjects

    Elective Subjects

    Note: Some courses offer the opportunity to choose subjects from the complete suite of Higher Education electives that are delivered by TAFE NSW. Once you’ve enrolled, contact your Course Coordinator to discuss tailoring your course to align with your interests and goals.

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

    Study optionsFind a location to enrol