Our financial planning courses teach you how to help make the best decisions for your clients. Circumstances change but financial principles and ethics stay the same. When you study financial planning, you’ll be able to help clients deal with whatever comes their way.

As a financial planner, you’ll be there for the key events in your clients’ lives. You’ll help them navigate property purchases, tax, financial management, career changes, unexpected events and plans for their retirement. You’ll be an expert in all of this and more, which means you’ll have what it takes to be a trusted adviser who really makes a difference.

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FASEA approved financial planning courses

Financial Planning at Swinburne

Whether you’re already a practising financial planner, seeking to switch careers, or are a high-school leaver looking to build your future in this industry, Swinburne has the pathway for you. Explore our courses – from one bridging unit, to full degrees and postgraduate courses.

FASEA Approved Bridging Courses

Practising Financial Advisers may only need a FASEA Bridging Course to be fully compliant. Swinburne offers the following bridging courses as single units; study them online or at the Hawthorn campus:

  • FIN60010: Elements of Financial Planning and Regulation
  • FIN60011: Behavioural Finance and Investment
  • FIN60012: Ethics and Client Management

You can find information about FASEA approved Bridging Courses for current Financial Planners here.

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    Professional Accreditation

    The Financial Advisers Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) has approved Swinburne’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Financial Planning. This include the Graduate Diploma, Master, Double Master, and all three bridging units. A FASEA approved degree is a mandatory requirement to practice as a financial planner or adviser in Australia. Swinburne business degrees with a major in financial planning or in accounting and financial planning, and all our postgraduate financial planning courses are also accredited by the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC).

The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

  • CPA Australia Member Scholarship

    Current members of CPA Australia who are studying a postgraduate course in Financial Planning are eligible for a 15% reduction in tuition fees. 

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    FPA Member Scholarship

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

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