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The Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (Professional Practice) is a short course for existing financial planners and advisers who already hold a degree or higher qualification in a finance field which is not a FASEA approved course.

The Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning is designed for:

  • existing financial planners and advisers who hold a degree or higher qualification which is not in a finance related field
  • existing financial planners and advisers who hold a financial planning Diploma or Advanced Diploma
  • those who hold a degree qualification but have no previous work experience as a financial planner or adviser

The FASEA approved bridging courses in ethics, behavioural finance, and commercial and corporations law are also available.

This is a FASEA approved qualification.


Course Code:

  • HE20529 Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (Professional Practice)
  • HE20530 Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
  • 900-HE20529_ET Ethics and Professional Standards for Financial Planners bridging course
  • 900-HE20529_CL Commercial and Corporations Law for Financial Planners bridging course
  • 900-HE20529_BF Behavioural Finance for Financial Planners bridging course

Location:

These courses will also be offered online from Semester 1, 2020.

The Ethics and Professional Standards for Financial Planners bridging course will be offered flexibly from July 2019.

Duration:

Each subject requires attendance at a face to face class 3 hours per week for 12 weeks. Classes are conducted in the afternoon and evening.

  • Graduate Certificate: 12 weeks full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Graduate Diploma: 2 x 12 week semesters full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Bridging courses: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks

Course load:

  • Graduate Certificate students must complete four subjects and achieve 40 credit points
  • Graduate Diploma students must complete eight subjects and achieve 80 credit points
  • Each bridging course is a single standalone subject

Next intake:

  • Begins: February 2020.
  • Applications close: 29 November 2019.

You must satisfy the following entry requirements to be eligible for admission into these courses.

Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (Professional Practice)

  • You are currently practicing as a financial planner or adviser and hold a degree or higher qualification in a finance related field, but the degree is not a FASEA approved course.

Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

  • You are currently practicing as a financial planner or adviser and hold a degree which is not in a finance related area; OR
  • You are currently practicing as a financial planner or adviser and hold a financial planning Diploma or Advanced Diploma; OR
  • You would like to commence working as a financial planner, and hold a degree or higher qualification in any discipline.

Bridging Courses

  • You are currently practicing as a financial planner or adviser and hold a FASEA approved degree or higher qualification.

In 2019 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $2,150 per 10CP subject - a total of $8,600 for the full Graduate Certificate and $17,200 for the full Graduate Diploma*. These courses attract FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later.

In 2019 international students will pay a tuition fee of $2,800 per 10CP subject - a total of $11,200 for the full Graduate Certificate and $22,400 for the full Graduate Diploma.

There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The Course Coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees.

* Please note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page.

As these courses are designed to meet the FASEA educational requirements for financial advisers, opportunities for recognition are prescribed by FASEA. Talk to the Course Coordinator to see if you are eligible for recognition for previous study or work experience.

Study pattern

Face to face classes for each subject total 3 hours per week over 12 weeks. Classes are conducted in the afternoon and evenings. To maximise your success, you’ll need to study at home for at least the equivalent amount of hours.

Assessment

Assessments are designed to ensure they are practical and relevant to the workplace and will include preparation of Statements of Advice, presentations, reports and end of subject examinations. Most subjects require the completion of three assessment tasks.

Subjects

You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure (two page flyer).

This course is available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information including tuition fees go to the TAFE NSW International website.

While every effort has been made to ensure the above information is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course.

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