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Note: This course is expected to be offered in Semester 1 2020
The Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning is a half-year course and forms the first semester of the Graduate Diploma and Master of Financial Planning.
Completion of a three-year Australian bachelor’s degree in any field or a higher level qualification. International students with equivalent qualifications are eligible.
Applicants holding a business-related Australian bachelor’s or master’s degree may be eligible for exemptions.
Applicants with at least five year’s financial planning experience and no degree are eligible to apply.
IELTS Academic A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with TOP's RPL Policy. Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedure for further details.
The course structure consists of one semester of 12 weeks’ duration followed by an exam period. Four units each semester is a standard full-time workload.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning, a candidate must complete four units (16 credit points).
TPLA601 Financial Advice and Regulation
TPLA602 Ethics, Professionalism and Client Engagement
TPLA603 Investment Advice and Behavioural Finance
TLAW601 Business and Corporations Law
Exit with a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning