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Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertFinPlan


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2795.1

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 2016 or later.

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning is a fully online course designed to introduce students to post graduate study in the Financial Planning sector with the option to continue into a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and a Master of Financial Planning.

Study Mode
Six months full-time or one year part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Mr Derek Gleesond.gleeson@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

Admission

Applicants must have:

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

OR

Have an associate degree, or higher, in a business discipline;

OR

Have an advanced diploma, or higher, in a business discipline AND have a minimum of five (5) years general work experience in a related field;

OR

Have a minimum of three (3) years full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience in a related field;

OR

Submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

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).

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/

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.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Year 1

Quarter 1

200817.2Business Communication Skills
200866.1Principles of Financial Planning

Quarter 2

200432.3Commercial Law
200868.1Investment Planning

Part-time

Year 1

Quarter 1

200817.2Business Communication Skills

Quarter 2

200432.3Commercial Law

Quarter 3

200866.1Principles of Financial Planning

Quarter 4

200868.1Investment Planning


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