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Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning

CRICOS Course Code: 0100195
Program Overview 

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.

Duration 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Delivery Site On campus (Eveleigh NSW 2015)
Application date Refer to key dates.
Refer to fees.
Entry Requirements
  • An Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification, including an overseas qualification); or
  • Completion of TOP's Postgraduate Preparation Program; or
  • Five years' relevant work experience.
English Language Requirements

IELTS Academic A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0.

Credit arrangement

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.

Course Structure

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).

Semester One

Core Subjects

TPLA601 Financial Advice and Regulation
TPLA602 Ethics, Professionalism and Client Engagement
TPLA603 Investment Advice and Behavioural Finance
TLAW601 Australian Commercial Law

Exit with a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning

There are no elective units offered as part of this course. 
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