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Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipFinPlan


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2794.6

AQF Level: 8

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is Quarter 2, 2019 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year Q1 2019 - please refer to 2794.5 Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning (exit only)

For Commencement Year Q2 2018 to Q4 2018 - please refer to 2794.4 Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning (exit only)

For Commencement Year Q1 2018 - please refer to 2794.3 Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning (exit only)

For Commencement Year 2017 - please refer to 2794.2 Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning (exit only)

For Commencement Year 2016 - please refer to 2794.1 Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning (exit only)

The Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning is a fully online course designed to meet the requirements of existing advisers and those seeking a career as a financial adviser. The Graduate Diploma is awarded on successful completion of 80 credit points of units. Students have the option to transfer to 2793 Master of Financial Planning on successful completion of 40 credit points.

Students may be eligible for advanced standing based on their previous qualifications and work experience.

Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Peter Humphreyssgsmclientservices@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
OnlineFull TimeOnline See above
OnlinePart TimeOnline See above

Accreditation
The Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning is accredited by the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC). This course is accredited by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) having met the FASEA curriculum and standards requirements for the award.

Admission

Applicants must have

Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline; Or

Successfully completed an advanced diploma, or higher, in a business discipline and have a minimum of three (3) years full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience in a related field.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Association of Financial Advisers and Western Sydney University Articulation Agreement

Students who complete units 201008 Communication and Ethics for Financial Planners and 200871 Planning for Retirement in this course will receive exemption for the Association of Financial Advisers’ FChFP AFA3 and AFA4. Students who have completed the Association of Financial Advisers’ FChFP AFA 3 and 4 will receive exemptions for units 201008 Communication and Ethics for Financial Planners and 200871 Planning for Retirement.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points as follows.

Recommended Sequence

Full Time

Quarter 1

201008Communication and Ethics for Financial Planners
200866Principles of Financial Planning

Quarter 2

200432Commercial Law
200868Investment Planning

Quarter 3

200869Principles of Taxation
200867Superannuation

Quarter 4

200870Insurance and Risk Management
200871Planning for Retirement

Part Time

Year 1

Quarter 1

201008Communication and Ethics for Financial Planners

Quarter 2

200432Commercial Law

Quarter 3

200866Principles of Financial Planning

Quarter 4

200868Investment Planning

Year 2

Quarter 1

200867Superannuation

Quarter 2

200870Insurance and Risk Management

Quarter 3

200869Principles of Taxation

Quarter 4

200871Planning for Retirement


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