In a nutshell
Are you working towards the new professional standards and education requirements or considering switching careers and moving into financial planning? Kaplan Professional’s online Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning will give you the foundation you need for success.
Purpose-built and curated in collaboration with leading advisers and industry experts, this Graduate Certificate equips you with practical, workplace-ready skills and knowledge. You’ll study four core subjects designed to give you a comprehensive industry overview, covering superannuation, insurance advice, applied financial planning and the economical, legal and ethical context for financial planning. You’ll explore the latest advanced concepts, techniques and strategies—and if you’d like to take your learning further, this course is also a direct pathway to Kaplan’s Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority Limited-approved Master of Financial Planning.
This course is part of a seamless and integrated postgraduate pathway encompassing a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning and a Master of Financial Planning.
If you haven’t already, you’ll also gain RG146 compliance in generic knowledge, financial planning, insurance and superannuation. If you hold a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Financial Adviser or similar designation and are keen to build on your existing knowledge base and work in broader or more specific financial planning positions, this degree is an excellent choice.
What you’ll need
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- An Undergraduate Degree; OR
- A related Advanced Diploma or Diploma; OR
- An unrelated Advanced Diploma or Diploma plus 2 years' related industry experience; OR
- Academic and/or professional qualifications demonstrating the potential to undertake study at this level.
In this finance course, the subjects you may study include:
- FPC001 - Economic, Legal and Ethical Context for Financial Planning
- FPC002 - Applied Financial Planning
- FPC003 - Superannuation and Retirement Advice
- FPC004 - Insurance Advice
Why Kaplan Professional?
Kaplan Professional is a leading provider of education in financial services and real estate. Kaplan Professional’s internationally renowned programs, personalised study experiences, flexible learning options and range of industry partners, all make them highly respected and distinguished.
Kaplan Professional offers a range of professional qualifications and provides learning solutions to 45,000 people a year. Whether you want to undertake a Certificate, Diploma or Masters, Kaplan Professional has the right course to get you where you want to go!
Kaplan Professional aim to make your learning journey as seamless as possible and have put together a student services team to assist and help you out if any challenges come up.
Student support representatives will be on hand to answer questions around the system, login and password queries, explaining processes around assessments etc., and to offer advice around study pathways and subject selection.
There’s also an ‘Ask the Tutor’ forum where you can direct questions regarding your studies to subject matter experts.