Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

This course places a strong emphasis on preparing professionally responsible financial planners, both in an ethical and compliance sense. Even experienced financial planners will graduate with valuable new skills and knowledge relating to ethics for financial services, financial behaviour and decision making and financial services regulation.

Designed for

Those currently employed in or wishing to enter the financial planning industry


  • 4 credit points total which include: 3 core units
  • 1 elective unit
  • Students also complete one zero credit point academic integrity module.


  • Financial planning

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor Degree or higher in any discipline
  • Or at least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent) that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge in a financial planning environment
  • Or evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
  • Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course
  • All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement

Study pathways

Articulation into the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning and Master of Financial Planning with full credit for units completed.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $13,800
International: $19,700
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time : 1
Cloud(online) Domestic: $13,800
International: $19,700
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time : 1 year

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