Graduate Certificate in Business (Financial Planning)

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Graduate Certificate in Business (Financial Planning)

Position yourself at the frontline of the financial planning industry and attain a Graduate Certificate in Business (Financial Planning).

The financial planning industry is in the midst of structural reform. For those currently working in the industry, it is an excellent opportunity to re-engage with your professional development and the fundamental principles of financial planning best practice.

As part of QUT Business School’s Triple Crown accreditation, the Graduate Certificate in Business (Financial Planning) is accredited with peak industry body the Financial Planning Education Council (part of Financial Planning Australia).

As a student of this degree you will also be able to be affiliated with the FPA at no charge, gaining valuable access to career development activities and resources of the FPA.

By studying online you will be able to complete your qualification in six months of full-time study while you continue to work. In doing so you will fulfil FASEA’s revised education, training and ethical standards and graduate with a full postgraduate qualification.

You can find out more about the various degree pathways and education requirements by calling our Course Consultants on 1300 104 196.

Subject to final university approval.

Entry criteria

You can gain entry into the Graduate Certificate in Business (Financial Planning) with the following:

  • A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline; or
  • A completed recognised diploma any discipline plus six (6) years recognised professional work experience; or
  • Seven (7) years of full-time (or equivalent) recognised professional work experience.

This course is not available to international students.

Talk to a Course Consultant

Course Consultants can provide more information about your specific qualifications or experience.

Call us on 1300 104 196

Or you can contact us online and make an enquiry today.

Course units


Financial Planning Principles and Regulation

Ethics and Professional Relationships

Behavioural Client Management – Financial Planning (Capstone)

Electives (choose 1)

Investments Management

Business and Corporations Law


Our dedicated support team are here to help you when you need it. They are available online or over the phone seven days a week to answer all your questions. They are here to help with everything from technical support to academic questions. QUT Online has the tools and people to make your postgraduate study achievable and enjoyable.

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Career opportunities

Financial Planner

Help people manage their cash flow, retirement planning, investments, insurance, tax and estates.

Financial Adviser

Suggest and render financial services to clients based on their financial situation.

Investment Manager

Make investments on behalf of clients under client-defined investment objectives and parameters.

Superannuation Adviser

Provide financial superannuation services to help people save best for their retirement.

Learning at QUT Online

A unique opportunity

Whether you’re advancing or changing your career, studying online is the flexible way to achieve your goal, allowing you to log on and learn when it suits.

Your network

We are ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for employer-student connections. And when you study with us, our connections become your connections.

Learning that suits you best

Fit study into your life, when it suits you. If you study on your lunch break, or after your kids are in bed, you can access everything you need, wherever you are.

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Apply online by filling out our application form or speak to a Course Consultant on 1300 104 196

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