Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

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Help clients reach their financial goals and be part of Australia’s fast-growing financial planning industry with Swinburne’s Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning. 

Designed for both new and already practising financial planners. This course provides knowledge and understanding of crucial industry regulations, ethical principles and standards of professional practice in financial services.

You’ll develop your knowledge and skills to provide tailored and professional financial advice, and use the latest financial planning software, with XPLAN embedded throughout the course.

This course is accredited by the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC). Students are eligible to apply for membership to the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and to apply for entry into the FPA CFP® Certification Program.

This course is part of the same suite that includes Swinburne’s Master of Financial Planning which is approved by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). FASEA approval for the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning is fully approved.


1 year full-time or equivalent part-time


Online (March, July, November) - View application and start dates

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2023 Start Dates

Teaching Period 2 - 10 July 2023
Teaching Period 3 - 06 November 2023

2024 Start Dates

Teaching Period 1 - 11 March 2024
Teaching Period 2 - 08 July 2024
Teaching Period 3 - 04 November 2024