Deakin University

Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning

Deakin University

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

Be ready for Australia’s financial planning reforms by studying Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning. Develop the decision-making skills needed to provide practical and professionally responsible financial advice to your clients. Designed to meet the current and future needs of the industry, the course places a strong emphasis on preparing professionally responsible financial planners, both in an ethical and compliance sense.

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 in any discipline
  • Or at least two years of relevant work experience^ 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.
  • ^ Relevant work experience is determined as working within a financial services role or within the financial services sector.

Study pathways

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

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Domestic: $13,800
International: $19,700
  • Part-time : 1 year
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $13,800
International: $19,700
  • Part-time : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Cloud(online), Melbourne Burwood.

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

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