Offering Info

Bachelor of Applied Commerce majoring in financial planning

  • TAFE NSW code: HE20531V02-20ULT-002

Location – Ultimo, Main Campus

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

17 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week



6 Years

  • Fee Help available
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

The Bachelor of Applied Commerce is a three year degree that prepares graduates for employment in the financial services sector. The course has been designed with input from the financial services industry ensuring that students are well placed to find jobs after graduation. You can choose either a financial planning major, an accounting major, or a double major. Subjects in management, marketing, law, economics and business statistics are included in both majors to ensure you have the full range of knowledge and skills required to work effectively in the fast paced and growing financial services industry. On completion of the Bachelor of Applied Commerce, graduates will be eligible to apply for membership with CPA, CA ANZ, TPB and FPA. The financial planning major meets the new FASEA education requirements. 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.

Applicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following to be considered eligible for admission: - a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent OR - a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate OR - a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above OR - the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution.

Applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirements may be invited to a pre-entry interview to discuss their career plans and suitability for entry into the course. The interview process will include a short literacy and numeracy assessment.

If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this course, you may be able to apply for entry into this course based on mature age or disadvantage. Contact the course coordinator for details of evidence that you should attach to your application.

International applicants must meet proof of eligibility and course entry 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 one band. Further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.

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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 TAFE, Main Campus, Cnr Harris and Thomas Streets, Ultimo, Building G, Level 1, Room G1.15/16/17 on either:
Wednesday 6, November 2019 at 6.00pm, Tuesday 10, December 2019 at 6.00pm, Wednesday 22, January 2020 at 11.00am or 6.00pm, Monday 10, Febuary 2020 at 11.00 am.

If you have any queries about your application or enrolment into this course contact Applied Commerce Customer Service on 1300 360 601 or send an email to

Domestic applicants must satisfy at least one of the requirements below: - - NSW HSC or Year 12 or equivalent - Certificate IV or higher from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) - Mature age or disadvantage entry provisions

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

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

You will need to attend 8 hours of class a week over 2 days for part time study - 2 subjects. Current timetable Tuesdays or Thursdays 1:00pm to 5:00pm or 5:30pm to 9:30pm.

Fees are calculated at $1,280 per 10 credit point subject. Students must successfully complete 24 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.

There will be additional costs for textbooks.

Select Apply to complete the application form. The course coordinator will then contact you by email

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Core Units
Number Title
ACBUS101A Academic Foundations
ACBUS102A Management Fundamentals
ACBUS103A Foundations of Accounting
ACBUS104A Finance and Investment
ACBUS106A Marketing Fundamentals
ACBUS107A Financial Planning Fundamentals
ACBUS108A Applied Economics
BUMAN201A Business Maths and Statistics

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

On successful completion of this course, you will be qualified to work in a wide range of roles in the financial services sector, specifically in financial planning roles.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

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

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