Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning
Swinburne Online - online delivery only
The Australian financial planning industry is growing fast. Be part of it with our Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning.
You’ll be introduced to the knowledge and skills needed to provide tailored, professional financial advice while navigating complex financial matters and ever-changing industry regulations.
Ethical conduct is a key focus of new Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) regulations; this course features a unit of study that focuses on the code of ethics and ethical conduct in the industry to ensure graduates are well informed in this crucial topic.Complete the course around your work and other commitments with our flexible online delivery.
6 months full-time or 12 months part-time
Online (March, July, November) - View application and start dates
2023 Start Dates
Study with Swinburne Online
With Swinburne Online, the learning experience is 100% online and studied at your own pace. Our courses are built for the jobs of the future with a focus on collaboration and our flexible learning environment empowers you to study on your own terms. They are developed by leaders in the field and taught by professionals with industry experience.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning students must complete 50 credit points comprising:
- 4 core units
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning, students may progress to the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning or Master of Financial Planning and will be given full credit for the units completed.
Units of study
FIN60011 Behavioural Finance and Investment *
FIN60012 Ethics and Client Management *
LAW60003 Corporations and Contract Law
*Outcome units - matched exemptions are generally not granted for higher education outcome units.
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and graduate skills.
Aims and objectives
- apply coherent and advanced knowledge of financial planning and business concepts in diverse contexts and applications using critical thinking
- apply problem solving, design and decision making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
- communicate proficiently with clients, gather and interpret appropriate data and use advanced tools and practices to produce a financial plan
- demonstrate integrity, ethical conduct, accountability, respect and a broad awareness of the professional code of conduct and cultural norms.
- capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas and an ability to engage in critical enquiry
- entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
- effective and ethical in work, community situations and reasoning skills
- adaptable and able to manage change, and
- aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing (e.g. socio-cultural, economic and natural).
Pathways and scholarships
- Credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
|2023 rate*||Estimated total cost of the course||Estimated cost of the course per year if studying full-time*||Annual Amenities fee if studying full-time*|
||$11,200||$11,200||See how your SSAF is calculated|
How do I pay my fees?
FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible full-fee paying higher education students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government pays the amount of the loan directly to Swinburne.
A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of 2 years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience* or
How to apply
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Tel: 1300 069 765