Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

GD-FINPL Postgraduate Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

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. It will also develop your knowledge and skills to provide tailored and professional financial advice.

You’ll use latest financial planning software (XPLAN) which is embedded throughout the course, and engage with industry through site visits, annual roadshows and guest speakers.

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 approved by the Financial Advisers Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). FASEA was established by the Australian government to set the education, training and ethical standards of licensed financial advisers in Australia. A FASEA approved degree is mandatory in order to practice as a financial planner or advisor in Australia.


1 year full-time or equivalent part-time


Hawthorn (HE Block 1, HE Block 4, Semester 1, Semester 2, Term 4) - View application and start dates

Study modes

  • Full-time,
  • Part-time

2020 Start Dates

Winter - 06 July 2020
Semester 2 - 03 August 2020
Term 4 - 21 September 2020
HE Block 8 - 02 November 2020

2021 Start Dates

Semester 1 - 01 March 2021
Semester 2 - 02 August 2021