In a nutshell
Whether you’re aspiring financial planner, or a current practitioner who wants to stay ahead of changing industry requirements, a Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning from Deakin University is the course for you!
Throughout this one-year postgraduate course, you’ll gain all the skills and knowledge you need to embark on (or take the next step in) your career as a financial planner. Covering areas such as ethics for financial services, financial behaviour and decision-making, financial services regulation and more, you’ll learn how to provide practical and professionally responsible financial advice to clients. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to comply with the financial planning reforms set to be introduced throughout Australia in the coming years.
This part-time course will allow you to achieve a balance between study, work and life. And with the option to study online or at Deakin’s Burwood campus in Melbourne, you can tailor your learning to suit you. So whether you’re already working in the industry or looking to kickstart your financial planning career, don’t wait – enquire today!
What you’ll need
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Meet the minimum English language requirements; AND
- Hold a bachelor degree in any discipline; OR
- Hold at least two years relevant professional work experience* that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge in a financial planning environment; OR
- Show evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.
*Relevant work experience is determined as business experience in either a financial planning role or a managerial position, with business oversight responsibilities in a financial planning related field, such as superannuation consulting, estate planning, tax advisory, financial consulting, funds management, banking.
In this financial planning course, the subjects you may study include:
- Academic Integrity
- Pre-Term: Getting to Grips with Postgraduate Study
- Financial Behaviour and Decision Making (Intensive)
- Ethics for Financial Services (Intensive)
- Financial Advice Regulation (Intensive)
- Superannuation and Retirement Planning
- Financial Planning and Economic Fundamentals
- Principles of Income Tax Law
- Business Law
Why Deakin University?
Established in 1974 as Australia’s first regional university in Victoria, Deakin University has consistently raised the bar in delivering quality tertiary education with a focus on excellent teaching and research.
The multi-award winning education provider teaches over 53,000 students a year, offering renowned courses that integrate real-world expertise and practical skills. Get recognised with Deakin in a range of industries, including nutrition, sports management, property management, law, business and more. Plus, they’ve have ranked in the top 2% by the acclaimed Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!
They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.
Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: