Offering Info

Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

  • TAFE NSW code: HE20530V01-22ULT-020

Location – Ultimo


Part Time


On campus

Course Start Date

14 Feb 2022

Study Commitment

11 Hours per week


1 Semester

  • Fee Help available
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

The Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning has been designed to meet the FASEA educational requirements for financial advisers in accordance with the requirements of the Corporations Amendment (Professional Standards of Advisers) Act 2017. The Graduate Diploma is specifically for people currently practising as financial planners who hold a degree or higher qualification, but which is not in a finance field, and for existing advisers who hold a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a finance related field. People who hold a degree in an unrelated field and who wish to become financial advisers can also complete this course to meet FASEA education requirements.
Students must complete eight compulsory subjects covering behavioural finance, applied financial advice, commercial and corporations law and ethics and professional standards for financial advisers, taxation planning, retirement and estate planning, insurance and superannuation planning and investment planning.
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 in one of the following categories:

  • an existing financial adviser who holds a degree but it is not in a finance related area;
  • an existing financial planner who holds a finance related diploma or advanced diploma qualification;
  • planning to become a financial adviser and hold a degree but it is not in a finance related area.

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.


This is a part time evening, face to face delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, over 2 evenings a week, for 1 semester. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of other study per week.

This is a post graduate course and the entry requirements are either over 5 years experience in the financial services sector in a middle manager or above role OR an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

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 8 subjects and students can complete either 1 or more subjects each semester either at our Ultimo campus or fully supported online if you are an existing adviser you may be entitled to RPL and complete the qualification even faster.

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 Monday and Tuesday evenings. 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 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 processes for international students.

Select Apply to complete your application. The course coordinator will contact you to outline any further application requirements.

Core Units
Number Title
FPAFA501A Applied Financial Advice
FPBFI501A Behavioural Finance
FPETH501A Ethics and Professional Standards for Financial Advisers
FPINS501A Insurance and Superannuation Planning
FPINV501A Investment Planning
FPLAW501A Commercial and Corporations Law
FPRET501A Retirement and Estate Planning
FPTAX501A Taxation Planning

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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