Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Graduate Diploma in Business (Financial Planning)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

Financial planning professionals help people and businesses manage their financial affairs and meet their financial goals. Financial planners assist their clients to set their financial goals, prepare financial plans and implement recommendations. In addition, they provide advice on cash flow and liability management; retirement, investment, tax and estate planning; and risk management and insurance planning. In this course, you will build technical skills to provide practical, holistic solutions to complex and unpredictable financial problems. You will also develop superior communication skills to properly understand your clients’ needs and communicate effectively, ethically and professionally with your clients. In your discipline units, you will gain expertise in taxation, cash flow modelling, superannuation, insurance and investment planning.


You will undertake eight core financial planning units (total of 96 credit points).

Standard entry requirements

  • You must have one of: a recognised degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 (on QUT’s 7 point scale)
  • Or at least seven years full-time (or equivalent) professional experience in banking, finance, investment and related fields.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Gardens Point Domestic: $30,400
International: $34,300
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Online Domestic: $30,400
International: $34,300
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

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