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.
  • Find out more at our Master of Business information evening.

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.
  • Find out more at our Master of Business information evening.

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. 

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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 4 units (48 credit points). The course can be undertaken either full-time (1 semester) or part-time (2 semesters).

Students are required to complete 4 units (48 credit points). The course can be undertaken either full-time (1 semester).

Requirements

Course code
BS39
CRICOS code
031769E
Delivery
  • Online
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • 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; and

  • A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or
  • A recognised diploma (or higher qualification) in any discipline and at least two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience; or
  • At least five years full-time (or equivalent) 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. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 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.

Fees

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

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022: $14,800 per course (48 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $16,500 per course (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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