Master of Financial Planning

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

The Master of Financial Planning consists of 12 units of study, where eight articulate from the graduate diploma which is accredited by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). This course is appropriate for new entrants looking to meet education standards and existing financial planners who are seeking comprehensive knowledge in the field. The Master of Financial Planning offers advanced content, building on the topics covered within CQUniversity's Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning. The course provides for a wider range of study beyond the minimum necessary for professional practice. Topics covered include superannuation and wealth planning, retirement and estate planning, risk management and insurance, taxation law, money and capital market analysis, international financial management and professional advice.

Structure

12 units (72 credit points)

Subjects

  • Financial planning

Standard entry requirements

  • Australian Bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification, in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Or a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning or equivalent
  • Or a Diploma of Financial Planning, or equivalent, current registration as a certified practicing financial planner, and 5 years relevant work experience.

Recognition

This course includes the eight core units from CQUniversity's Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning, which is accredited by the Financial Advisers Standards and Ethics Agency (FASEA) as fulfilling the educational requirements for professional practice.

Study pathways

Exit awards: Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning; Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning. Interim awards: Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning; Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning. Advanced standing may be awarded to prospective students who have additional relevant experience in the financial planning industry and who may have completed formal and informal training.

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