Graduate Certificate in Business (Financial Planning)

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
6 months full-time
1-2 years part-time
6 months full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
CRICOS
031769E

Highlights

  • You must be a current registered financial adviser on the ASIC Financial Advisers Register to enrol in this course.
  • Ideal for financial advisers who need to complete one or more of the bridging units to meet FASEA educational requirements.
  • Engage with real-world financial problems througout your degree.

Highlights

  • You must be a current registered financial adviser on the ASIC Financial Advisers Register to enrol in this course.
  • Ideal for financial advisers who need to complete one or more of the bridging units to meet FASEA educational requirements.
  • Engage with real-world financial problems throughout your degree.

Why choose this course?

If you are an existing financial adviser and you only need to complete one or more of the bridging units to meet FASEA educational requirements, then the Graduate Certificate in Business (Financial Planning) might be all that you require to gain a formal qualification.

The Graduate Certificate in Business (Financial Planning) comprises the following FASEA approved units:

  • Financial planning principles and regulation*
  • Ethics and professional relationships*
  • Behavioural client management  - financial planning (capstone)*
  • One optional unit (Business and corporations law or Investments management).

*Bridging units

This course will equip you with the knowledge you need to lead the industry as a professional financial planner. You will develop technical skills to provide effective, holistic solutions to complex and unpredictable financial problems. You will also develop superior communication skills in order to understand your clients’ needs and communicate effectively, ethically and professionally.

Real-world learning

We will provide you with opportunities to engage with real-world financial problems throughout your degree. You will undertake a capstone unit where you will use contemporary financial planning software to analyse the needs of a real-world client and prepare a financial plan. 

What to expect

In this course you will be introduced to specific bridging unit concepts, theories and practices in financial planning principles and regulations, ethics and professional relationships and behavioural client management - financial planning (capstone).

Careers and outcomes

Professional recognition

The units in this course are approved by the Financial Advisers Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). Graduates of this program will be able to seek membership with the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

Possible careers

  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Manager
  • Superannuation Advisor

Details and units

Students are required to complete 48 credit points (4 units).

Students are required to complete 48 credit points (4 units).

Requirements

Course code
BS39
CRICOS code
031769E
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
6 months full-time
1-2 years part-time
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

Current registration as a financial adviser on the ASIC Financial advisers register
plus:

  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline; or
  • a completed recognised diploma in any discipline and six (6) years recognised professional work experience; or
  • Seven (7) years of full-time (or equivalent) recognised professional work experience.

 

Minimum academic requirements

Current registration as a financial adviser on the ASIC Financial advisers register
and a completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: $14,800 per course (48 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $17,200 per course (48 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $14,300 per course (48 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $16,500 per course (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

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