Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

The Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning has been designed to meet the FASEA educational requirements for financial advisers in accordance with the requirements of the Corporations Amendment (Professional Standards of Advisers) Act 2017. The Graduate Diploma is specifically for people currently practising as financial planners who hold a degree or higher qualification, but which is not in a finance field, and for existing advisers who hold a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a finance related field. People who hold a degree in an unrelated field and who wish to become financial advisers can also complete this course to meet FASEA education requirements.Students must complete eight subjects covering behavioural finance, applied financial advice, commercial and corporations law and ethics and professional standards for financial advisers, taxation planning, retirement and estate planning, insurance and superannuation planning and investment planning.Further information about this course is available on the TAFE NSW Degrees website


  • Taxation Planning
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Investment Planning
  • Taxation Planning
  • Taxation Planning
  • Taxation Planning
  • Taxation Planning
  • Insurance and Superannuation Planning

Standard entry requirements

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSTo enter this course you must be in one of the following categories:- an existing financial adviser who holds a degree but it is not in a finance related area;- an existing financial planner who holds a finance related diploma or advanced diploma qualification;- planning to become a financial adviser and hold a degree but it is not in a finance related area.INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTSInternational applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements. In addition, international applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency at a minimum IELTS level of 6.5 with a minimum level of 6 in any band.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Ultimo College, Main Campus.

**DOMESTIC STUDENTS**The 2021 fees are calculated at $2,200 per 10 credit point subject. Students must successfully complete 8 subjects to obtain this qualification. TAFE NSW Higher Education tuition fees are subject to change. Fees are calculated each semester on a per subject basis. See the TAFE NSW Higher Education Tuition Fees Schedule for details.**FEE-HELP**FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help students pay their course fees. Find out more Study Assist website**INTERNATIONAL STUDENT**International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. Further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.

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