Graduate Certificate in Business (Financial Planning)
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Position yourself at the front line of the financial planning industry

The financial planning industry is in the midst of structural reform. Position yourself at the frontline of the financial planning with the Graduate Certificate in Business (Financial Planning), a course designed for existing advisers to meet the revised FASEA requirements.

For those currently working in the industry, and who are already a registered financial adviser on the ASIC Financial Advisers Register, it is an excellent opportunity to re-engage with your professional development and complete the following FASEA-approved units:

  • Financial planning principles and regulation*
  • Ethics and professional relationships*
  • Behavioural client management – financial planning capstone*
  • One elective unit (Business and corporations law; or Investments management).

*Bridging units

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.

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

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Entry criteria

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

  • current registration as a financial adviser on the ASIC Financial Advisers register, plus a completed degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or
  • a completed diploma (or higher qualification) in any discipline and at least two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience; or
  • at least five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience.

This course is for existing financial advisers. It is not available to international students.

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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


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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.

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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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