Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
092656J
Location:
  • North Sydney
Duration:

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Description

The Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning allows you to specialise in the area of personal financial planning.

You will be able to advance your career through a postgraduate award that leads to enhanced professional recognition and marketability. The program embraces the importance of ethical and sustainable decision making. The course is also offered fully online through Open Universities Australia.

The Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning articulates into the Master of Finance.

This is a one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) course.

Course duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • North Sydney (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year for the campus course. Find out more about deferment.

Credit Points

80

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $28000 Fee-Paying (indicative only)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Bachelor degree in any discipline; OR
  2. At least five years’ industry experience in a relevant role.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

Career paths

Graduates can pursue a range of careers such as:

  • Financial controller
  • Financial Director
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Financial Advisor/Planner
  • Wealth Manager
  • Investment consultant

Pathways to further study

Students completing the Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning may be eligible to pursue extended study in the area of finance or financial planning in the Master of Finance.

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

Description

The Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning allows you to specialise in the area of personal financial planning.

You will be able to advance your career through a postgraduate award that leads to enhanced professional recognition and marketability. The program embraces the importance of ethical and sustainable decision making. The course is also offered fully online through Open Universities Australia.

The Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning articulates into the Master of Finance.

This is a one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) course.

Course duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Start dates and campus availability

North Sydney
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Credit Points

80

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $3875.00 (2020)
  • Average first year fee: $31000.00 (2020)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $31000.00 (2020)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline; or
  2. At least five years’ industry experience in a relevant role.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Career paths

Graduates can pursue a range of careers such as:

  • Financial controller
  • Financial Director
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Financial Advisor/Planner
  • Wealth Manager
  • Investment consultant

Pathways to further study

Students completing the Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning may be eligible to pursue extended study in the area of finance or financial planning in the Master of Finance.

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