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Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (Professional Practice)

  • TAFE NSW code: HE20529V01-20ULT-002

Location – Ultimo, Main Campus

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

17 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week



1 Year

  • Fee Help available
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (Professional Practice) is a short course for people currently practising as financial planners who hold a degree or higher qualification in a finance field. The course meets the FASEA educational requirements for financial advisers in accordance with the requirements of the Corporations Amendment (Professional Standards of Advisers) Act 2017. The course also addresses the Code of Ethics for Financial Planners. Students must complete four compulsory subjects covering behavioural finance, applied financial advice, commercial and corporations law and ethics and professional standards for financial advisers. Further information about this course is available on the TAFE NSW Degrees website

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

To enter this course you must be currently practicing as a financial planner or adviser and hold a degree or higher qualification in a related field.

International applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements. In addition, international applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency at a minimum IELTS level of 6.5 with a minimum level of 6 in any band.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.

You should also attend one of the following information sessions to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps - Ultimo College, Main Campus, Cnr Harris and Thomas Streets, Ultimo, Building G, Level 1, Room G1.15/16/17 on either:
Wednesday 6 November 6.00pm, Tuesday 10 December 6.00pm, Wednesday 22 January at 11.00 am or 6.00 pm, Monday 10 Feb at 11.00 am or 6.00pm.

Or attend our online skype/webinar on Tuesday 10 December at 1:00pm. To register for the webinar please email

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As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

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  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

Part time attendance is 2 subjects, 6 hours of classes per week from 6.00 -9.00pm over 2 evenings and between Monday-Thursday depending on subjects chosen.

Fees are calculated at $2,150 per 10 credit point subject. Students must successfully complete 8 subjects to obtain this qualification. TAFE NSW Higher Education tuition fees are subject to change.
Fees are calculated each semester on a per subject basis. See the TAFE NSW Higher Education Tuition Fees Schedule for details.

FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help students pay their course fees. Find out more Study Assist website

International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. Further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment

Core Units
Number Title
FPBFI501A Behavioural Finance
FPAFA501A Applied Financial Advice
FPETH501A Ethics and Professional Standards for Financial Advisers
FPLAW501A Commercial and Corporations Law

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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