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12 months
29220 AUD/year
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Whether you are a practicing financial planner who needs to upskill to meet the new education standards or a new entrant to the financial planning profession, the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning at CQUniversity Australia will allow you to satisfy the requirements of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA).

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The Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning at CQUniversity Australia will satisfy the education standards of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). 

The Graduate Diploma is appropriate for existing advisers with no degree, or a non-relevant degree, and will meet new education standards to continue practice. Alternatively, new entrants into the financial planning profession without an approved degree can study the Graduate Diploma to satisfy FASEA education standards.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning, you will meet the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) education standards to practice as a Financial Planner.

You will be able to take a number of career directions including financial and estate planning in either self-employed capacity or employed by large financial services institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Planning Practice
  • Superannuation and Wealth Planning
  • Retirement and Estate Planning
  • Australian Commercial Law
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Money and Capital Market Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


48 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
75 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
54 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 00219C

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate one of the following:

  • A completed Australian Bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification, in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution OR
  • A completed Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning, or equivalent, OR
  • A completed Diploma of Financial Planning, or equivalent, current registration as a certified practicing financial planner, and 5 years relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29220 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29220 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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