As an existing practicing financial planner, you may need to update your credentials in order to comply with Australian government regulations as governed by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA).

Swinburne has a range of options from single bridging courses through to Master degree programs.

If you only need to complete one, two or three of the FASEA approved Bridging Courses then you can enrol in these as single units at Swinburne – available to study online or at the Hawthorn Campus. The Hawthorn delivery also offers a choice between intensive mode (3 weekends: Friday afternoon plus all day Saturday) or traditional semester mode (one 3 hour class per week x 12 weeks).  

Swinburne FASEA approved Bridging Courses

FIN60010: Elements of Financial Planning and Regulation

Equivalent to FASEA Bridging Course Financial Advice Regulatory & Legal Obligations

FIN60011: Behavioural Finance and Investment

Equivalent to FASEA Bridging Course Behavioural Finance: Client and Consumer Behaviour, Engagement and Decision Making

FIN60012: Ethics and Client Management

Equivalent to FASEA Bridging Course Ethics for Professional Advisors.

Scholarships and discounts

If you are a CPA Australia or FPA member you will also be eligible for a 15% tuition fee discount via the Swinburne Financial Planning Association Member Scholarship or the Swinburne CPA Australia Scholarship. For further information contact or

Looking for more information?

If you need help with the application process, please contact studentHQ on 1300 794 628 or send us an online enquiry through Ask George.

To assess what units or courses you need to complete to become FASEA compliant contact Dr Reza Tajaddini, Course Director for the Master of Financial Planning. Dr Tajaddini will go through your existing qualifications and guide you through the steps required to become FASEA compliant.  

You may find the Swinburne FASEA-approved pathways decision tree helpful in this process.

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