Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

Study Discipline: Business Administration
Study Programme Details
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Summer Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Online

Programme Type



12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey in financial planning with Swinburne Online’s Graduate Diploma, approved by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). Whether you’re an experienced financial planner adapting to new education standards or entering the field, this program offers a comprehensive curriculum.

Explore the intricacies of investment, insurance, taxation, superannuation, and estate planning, honing analytical and creative skills crucial for addressing contemporary financial challenges. The flexibility of online learning allows you to upskill without disrupting your life, enabling concurrent work and study.

Recognized by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), our program extends benefits beyond education. As you study, enjoy complimentary FPA membership for a valuable network and resources. Existing FPA members receive an exclusive 15% discount. FASEA approval of our Ethics, Regulation, and Client Management unit underscores our commitment to excellence.


Elevate your financial planning career or commence your journey with Swinburne Online’s Financial Planning Postgrad Diploma—a cornerstone for meeting FASEA’s education mandates. This program delves into the core aspects of financial planning, nurturing critical thinking and analytical prowess essential for informed decision-making.

Studying online provides the flexibility to balance professional commitments while advancing your qualifications. Key program highlights include the application of coherent financial knowledge, drawing from a comprehensive understanding of financial systems and regulations, and proficient communication with clients.

Key Facts:

  • Critical Thinking: Apply advanced financial knowledge with critical thinking in diverse contexts.
  • Professional Knowledge: Utilize comprehensive knowledge to guide clients in achieving financial goals.
  • Communication: Proficiently communicate, interpret data, and produce effective financial plans.

Accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), this program aligns with industry standards. Visit our website for more details and set your career on a trajectory of success.

Admission Requirements

For the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning, there are no specific GRE, GMAT, or GPA grading score prerequisites. We prioritize a holistic approach to admission, focusing on a candidate’s overall qualifications and potential.

English proficiency is essential, and we accept IELTS scores of 6 or TOEFL iBT scores of 79. Ensure your language skills align with our standards to thrive in the program.

As for general requirements, applicants should hold a recognized bachelor’s degree in a related discipline. Alternatively, a bachelor’s degree in any field, coupled with a minimum of two years of equivalent full-time relevant professional experience, meets our criteria. A Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning is also a pathway to eligibility.

We value practical expertise; therefore, relevant professional experience in the financial sector is a key consideration in our admissions process.

Our CRICOS code is 00111D, affirming our commitment to quality education. Join us to advance your career in financial planning, whether you’re a recent graduate or a seasoned professional seeking new horizons.

Courses include:

  • Elements of Financial Planning and Regulation
  • Behavioural Finance and Investment
  • Corporations and Contract Law
  • Ethics and Client Management
  • Insurance and Estate Planning
  • Superannuation and Retirement Planning
  • Taxation Principles and Planning
  • Accounting Systems and Reporting

The fee for the program is $24,136 AUD.

Future Career Outcomes

Financial Planner:

    • As a financial planner, you’ll craft personalized financial strategies, providing clients with guidance on investments, taxation, and estate planning.

Investment Analyst:

    • Dive into the world of financial analysis, evaluating market trends, and recommending investment strategies to optimize clients’ portfolios.

Estate Planning Consultant:

    • Specialize in estate planning, assisting clients in managing and distributing assets, ensuring a seamless transfer of wealth.

Risk Management Advisor:

    • Mitigate financial risks for clients by assessing their risk tolerance, advising on insurance options, and developing risk management strategies.

Superannuation Consultant:

    • Navigate the complexities of superannuation, helping clients optimize retirement savings through strategic planning and investment decisions.

Visa Requirements:

For visa information, please visit Australia page for student visa and student life.