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CB63 - Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

About Financial Planning

With the growing complexity in financial markets, changes in superannuation laws and the growing need of the individual to maintain their chosen lifestyle, the need for expert knowledge in planning individuals' financial wealth has increased. Currently there are just over 18,000 financial advisors in Australia working for 749 advisory groups operating over 8,000 practices. Career opportunities can be found with medium to large sized ‘dealer groups' that often operate like a franchise, institutional-owned financial advisor firms with employed advisors, and as an independent financial planner who may have their own licence or work with a licensee.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

Financial Planner, Financial Advisor, Paraplanner, Financial Services, Fund management, Financial Dealers, Brokers, Traders.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - BNE; GDC; MEL; SYD; External
International - BNE; GDC; MEL; SYD; External
Courses/Units of Credit 6 courses/48 units of credit
Faculty Arts, Business, Informatics & Education
How to Apply

direct to the University - ONLINE

Entry Requirements Please see More Details for Entry Requirements
Professional Accreditation

Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) - RG146 compliance - specific specialist areas.

Students should consult the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) regarding accreditation and membership enquiries.

Residential School

Not applicable

Practicum/Work placement

Not applicable

Exit Awards Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal GradDipFinPlan 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 072632E - QLD / 072775A - VIC / 072909C - NSW

Program Aims

This program provides the building blocks for a career in financial planning.  It covers the specific areas of financial planning and brings these together in the construction of a personal financial plan.  The courses taken through the graduate diploma are integrated to provide a set of analytical and strategic skills, allowing gradutes to identify problems and opportunities in organisations to develop relevant solutions.  The program is designed to meet the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's RG146 training requirements.  For more information or enquiries concerning specific RG146 training requirements refer to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) website: http://www.asic.gov.au/fstraining#register

Program Structure

To satisfy the requirements for the award, students must complete 6 core financial planning courses (48 credit points).

Courses Offered

6 Core Financial Planning Courses
Course Code Course Name
FINC20011 Financial Planning Fundamentals
FINC20012 Taxation Planning and Estate Planning
FINC20013 Retirement Planning & Superannuation
FINC20014 Risk Management and Insurance Planning
FINC20015 Financial Plan Development
FINC20016 Principles of Investment Planning

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