Offering Info

Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (Professional Practice)

  • TAFE NSW code: HE20529V01-21ULT-200

Location – Ultimo

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

26 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

6 Hours per week


1 Year

  • Fee Help available
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (Professional Practice) is designed 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.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

Course entry requirements are working in industry or undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Thursday 17 June 2021 6:00pm Join Information Session Here
Tuesday 13 July 2021 6:00pm Join Information Session Here


Students have a choice to attend classes from Monday Thursdays from 6.00pm -9.00pm either online or at our Ultimo campus. Each subject is completed over a maximum 12 week period, and students should set aside a minimum of 6 hours per week to meet the study commitment.

This is a post graduate course and is available to existing financial advisers only, please see our Graduate Diploma or Bachelor of Applied Commerce (Financial Planning) courses as an alternative.

This post graduate degree has been designed in conjunction with industry experts and meets the new FASEA financial planning education qualifications. The course consists of 4 subjects and includes the 3 bridging subjects required by FASEA, plus a capstone Applied Financial Advice unit. Existing financial advisers can complete either 1 or more subjects each semester at our Ultimo campus or fully supported online - you may be entitled to RPL for the Applied Financial Advice unit and complete the qualification even faster.


Did you know that TAFE degree graduates are employed within 2 months of graduation? Or as a TAFE NSW student you have unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning which is an online library of video courses in software, design, technology, communication, learning and business? These skills can help you to achieve your study goals. Visit the Student Portal to get started.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

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

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday - Thursday 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


The 2021 fees are calculated at $2,200 per 10 credit point subject. Students must successfully complete 4 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 processes for international students.

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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

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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