Deakin University

Master of Financial Planning

Deakin University

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

Designed to meet the education requirements of Australia’s new financial planning standards body, the Master of Financial Planning will provide you with innovative and applied financial planning education solutions by combining ethical decision-making with modern financial advice strategies. Recent changes to the Australian finance services industry require financial planners to meet new education standards set by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). What does this mean for current and aspiring financial planners? If you want to provide financial advice beyond 2026, you’ll need to complete a FASEA-approved course like Deakin’s Master of Financial Planning

Designed for

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


  • 12 credit points total which include: 11 core units
  • 1 elective unit from a specified list
  • Students also complete one zero credit point academic integrity module.


  • Financial planning

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree or higher in a related discipline
  • Or bachelor degree or higher in any discipline, plus two years relevant work experience
  • 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
  • Note: A ‘related discipline' is a Business discipline
  • Relevant work experience is determined as working within a financial services role or within the financial services sector.


This course is recognised by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA).

Study pathways

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning or Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning allows articulation into this course with credit for units completed. Applicants may be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning for appropriate units of completed postgraduate study.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Domestic: $41,680
International: $59,792
  • Part-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5 years
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $41,680
International: $59,792
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Cloud(online), Melbourne Burwood.

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

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