Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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Swinburne’s Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning is suitable for aspiring and practising financial planners including those upskilling to meet professional requirements relating to the FASEA code of ethics. 

This course aims to develop your technical, practical, analytical, communication and creative skills, as necessary to support a successful career in Financial Planning. You’ll use the latest financial planning technology (XPLAN) and engage with industry through annual roadshows, seminars and guest speakers.
Three of the four units are FASEA approved units equivalate to the FASEA bridging courses of 1) Ethics for Professional Advisors, 2) Financial Advice Regulatory & Legal Obligations and 3) Behavioural Finance: Client and Consumer Behaviour, Engagement and Decision Making.
Units may be studied individually. By completing them together with a fourth unit, you can graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning or choose to pathway towards Swinburne’s Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning, Master of Financial Planning, or our double degree Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Financial Planning.
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Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.

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6 Month/s


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A$19150 (total for 2022)*

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.