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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6 months full-time or 12 months part-time


Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates

Study modes

  • Full-time,
  • Part-time

2022 Start Dates

Winter - 20 June 2022
Semester 2 - 01 August 2022

2023 Start Dates

Semester 1 - 27 February 2023
Semester 2 - 31 July 2023