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Financial Planning, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Brisbane, Australia| Online
This Financial Planning program offered by Griffith University has been jointly developed by AMP Services Limited and Griffith University to combine theoretical coursework with practical real-life experience.
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Overview

This Financial Planning program offered by Griffith University  provides the high level knowledge and skills required of the modern financial adviser to start and progress their career. This includes coverage of the practice and theory of financial planning including financial markets, investments, risk management, taxation, retirement and estate planning, and behavioural finance. The program has a foundation component (Graduate Certificate) which allows those without a prior degree in financial planning and those looking for a career change to participate. Those with qualifications and experience in the field can also enter the program and progress to the advanced level study.

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the program, career opportunities exist in the financial services industry namely as a financial adviser within the AMP network.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Planning Fundamentals
  • Financial Markets
  • Income Tax Law
  • Personal Risk Management 
  • Investments 
  • Retirement and Estate Planning
  • Applied Taxation
  • Financial Planning Skills
  • Financial Planning Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Financial Planning program, a student must:

  • hold a related Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale) OR
  • hold a Griffith Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (or equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale). Students with a Griffith Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning will receive 40 credit points of advanced standing.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    22500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22500 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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