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Master of Financial Planning

 This program is not available for international students at this stage. 
Program Overview  The Master of Financial Planning is a two-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.
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Delivery Site On campus (Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh NSW 2015)
Application date Refer to key dates.
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 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 four 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 Master of Financial Planning, a candidate must complete 16 units (96 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

Semester Three

Core Subjects

TFIN610 Risk Management and Insurance
TFIN611 Funds Management
TLAW603 Taxation Law
TSTA601 Business Research Methods

Semester Four

Core Subjects

TFIN612 Retirement Planning
TFIN613 Estate and Succession Planning
TFIN614 SMSF Law, Strategies and Management
TFIN615 Financial Planning Capstone OR
TRES600 Business Research Project

Exit with a Master of Financial Planning

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

Progression to second, third and fourth semesters requires completion of prerequisite units

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