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Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

 This program is not available for international students at this stage. 
Program Overview 

The Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning is a one-year course designed to provide a comprehensive study program in all aspects of financial planning relevant to the financial needs of individuals and business owners. The course commences with foundation knowledge for financial advisers in the areas of foundation finance theory and elementary techniques, financial markets, financial institutions, business and corporations’ law. Also, in the first semester, students complete a financial planning fundamentals unit designed to establish a perspective and framework for more detailed financial advising and planning issues examined throughout the course.

The course proceeds to provide students with detailed knowledge of the Australian superannuation system, superannuation structures and financial products generally applicable to personal financial plans. Concurrently, students will be grounded in the theory of investments, including financial products, pricing and portfolio construction with an emphasis on applicability to personal financial planning.

The Graduate Diploma forms the first two semesters of the Master of Financial Planning. 

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Delivery Site On campus (Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh NSW 2015)
Application date Refer to key dates.
Fees
Refer to fees.
Entry Requirements

The completion of a three-year Australian bachelor’s degree in any field or a master’s degree in any field is required. International students with equivalent qualifications are eligible.

Applicants in the financial services industry without a degree who have extensive (at least five years) relevant experience will be considered. Applicants holding a business-related Australian bachelor or master’s degree may be eligible for exemptions.

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 RPL Policy document and the Application for Credit Recognition form for further details. 

Course Structure

The course structure consists of two semesters each of 12 week’s duration followed by an exam period. Four units each semester is a standard full-time workload.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Financial Services, a candidate must complete eight units (48 credit points). All units are core; there are no electives.

Semester One

Core Subjects

TFIN603 Finance Foundations
TFIN604 Financial Markets and Institutions
TFIN605 Financial Planning and Advice
TLAW601 Business and Corporations Law

Exit with a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning


Semester Two

Core Subjects

TFIN606 Superannuation
TFIN607 Investments
TFIN608 Ethics and Professionalism
TFIN609 Client Relationship Management

Exit with a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning


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