Join an industry that’s growing, fast

Swinburne’s postgraduate financial planning courses open doors and boost your skills in an increasingly in-demand profession as a growing cohort of Australians plan for retirement and younger people realise the importance of managing their assets.

Go deep with our FASEA approved and industry accredited courses

To become a financial planner or advisor, you need to complete a course approved by the Financial Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) – all our financial planning courses are FASEA approved and professionally accredited through the Financial Planning Education Council.

Swinburne’s strong industry links

In our financial planning courses, business owners and practising industry experts in areas like estate planning, insurance, superannuation and investment will contribute to your learning. We’ll also take you to industry roadshows, events and partner offices and organise for you to sit with financial planners while they work.

Practical learning for the real world

We use experiences, like role-playing, to hone your ability to identify and meet clients’ social, cultural and financial needs. You’ll learn to provide clear and transparent advice based on ethical decision-making and high levels of care. You’ll explore investments, retirement and insurance planning, financial analysis and money management, using the XPLAN financial software. 

Postgraduate scholarships

Current members of CPA Australia or the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) who are studying a postgraduate course in Financial Planning are eligible for a 15 per cent reduction in tuition fees.

Courses available

The Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning for those entering tertiary study, or experienced practitioners who are upskilling to meet professional requirements and want a degree. Three of the four units are FASEA bridging courses.
 

Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning
Location
Hawthorn Campus
Duration
6 months full-time or equivalent part-time
Delivery
Blended mode
Intakes
8 February 2021
1 March 2021
2 August 2021
20 September 2021

Course fee (per year if studying full-time)*
A$13,300

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* Fees are annual full-time estimates for students commencing in 2021 only: Tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2021 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

The Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning, accredited by FASEA, meets the minimum requirement for new entrants and can upskill existing financial planners. Learn about investment, insurance, taxation, superannuation, estate planning, legalities, regulations and ethics.
 

Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
Location
Hawthorn Campus
Duration
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Delivery
Blended mode
Intakes
8 February 2021
1 March 2021
2 August 2021
20 September 2021
Course fee (per year if studying full-time)*
A$26,600
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* Fees are annual full-time estimates for students commencing in 2021 only: Tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2021 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

With this prestigious degree, you will be well-skilled to analyse needs and provide rigorous financial, legal, ethical and creative advice tailored to each client. On graduation you can apply for Financial Planning Association CFP® Certification.
 

Master of Financial Planning
Location
Hawthorn Campus
Duration
1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Delivery
Blended mode
Intakes
8 February 2021
1 March 2021
2 August 2021
20 September 2021
Course fee (per year if studying full-time)*
A$26,600
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* Fees are annual full-time estimates for students commencing in 2021 only: Tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2021 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

The Master of Professional Accounting / Master of Financial Planning provides two valuable degrees, covering 16 study units, in the time it usually takes you to complete one. You graduate with many accounting and financial planning accreditations.
 

Master of Professional Accounting / Master of Financial Planning
Location
Hawthorn Campus
Duration
2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Delivery
Blended mode
Intakes
8 February 2021
1 March 2021
2 August 2021
20 September 2021
Course fee (per year if studying full-time)*
A$29,600
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* Fees are annual full-time estimates for students commencing in 2021 only: Tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2021 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

The Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning for those entering tertiary study, or experienced practitioners who are upskilling to meet professional requirements and want a degree. Three of the four units are FASEA bridging courses.
 

Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning
Location
Hawthorn Campus
Duration
6 months
Delivery
Blended mode
Intakes
1 March 2021
2 August 2021
Course fee (per year if studying full-time)**
A$18,240 (total for 2021)
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** The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

The Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning, accredited by FASEA, meets the minimum requirement for new entrants and can upskill existing financial planners. Learn about investment, insurance, taxation, superannuation, estate planning, legalities, regulations and ethics.
 

Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
Location
Hawthorn Campus
Duration
6 months
Delivery
Blended mode
Intakes
1 March 2021
2 August 2021
Course fee (per year if studying full-time)**
A$36,480 (total for 2021)
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** The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

With this prestigious degree, you will be well-skilled to analyse needs and provide rigorous financial, legal, ethical and creative advice tailored to each client. On graduation you can apply for Financial Planning Association CFP® Certification.
 

Master of Financial Planning
Location
Hawthorn Campus
Duration
18 months
Delivery
Blended mode
Intakes
1 March 2021
2 August 2021
Course fee (per year if studying full-time)**
A$36,480 (total for 2021)
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** The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

The Master of Professional Accounting / Master of Financial Planning provides two valuable degrees, covering 16 study units, in the time it usually takes you to complete one. You graduate with many accounting and financial planning accreditations.
 

Double Master of Professional Accounting and Financial Planning
Location
Hawthorn Campus
Duration
2 years
Delivery
Blended mode
Intakes
1 March 2021
2 August 2021
Course fee (per year if studying full-time)**
A$36,480 (total for 2021)
Find out more
** The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

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  • Reza Tajaddini

    "Swinburne’s Financial Planning courses are designed to meet the significant growth in demand for quality financial advice in Australia. Our aim is for you to become a trusted and digitally savvy professional. You’ll learn how to identify and meet your clients’ social, cultural and financial demands as well as their life goals."

    Dr Reza Tajaddini , Course Director

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