Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (GCFP) program will equip you with the investment skills and knowledge to successfully work in the financial services industry. The program will see you graduate with an awareness of the ethical and legal standards within financial planning, an understanding of investment concepts and its applications to client relationships and provision of advices, analytical and critical thinking skills to analyse and communicate investment and financial advice problems.


Total units required: 40 units


  • Investment Analysis
  • Ethics in Financial Services
  • Behavioral Finance and Client Relationships

Standard entry requirements

  • Admission into the Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning will be strictly available to applicants who have been working in the industry for at least one year and were listed on the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's (ASIC) financial adviser register as of 1 Jan 2019 (ie to be considered as "existing advisers" according to FASEA's FPS001 policy). Specifically, applicants must have a: Bachelor Degree in a related discipline + 1 year relevant industry experience
  • Or Diploma qualification in a related discipline + 1 year relevant industry experience
  • Or Diploma qualification in a non-related discipline + 2 years' relevant industry experience
  • Or Minimum 5 years' relevant industry work experience.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Newcastle City Precinct Domestic: $11,805
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