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Financial Planning

Postgraduate Diploma Online
12 months
25536 AUD/year
26000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Financial Planning program at Swinburne Online will equip you with knowledge in investment, insurance, taxation, superannuation and estate planning.

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A qualification approved by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) is mandatory for all financial planners. The  Financial Planning program at Swinburne Online is a great way to meet the new education requirements for existing financial planners, as well as people who are looking to start their career in the field.

It develops the analytical and creative skills you will need for tackling Financial Planning issues within planning and decision making.

Studying online gives you the benefit of upskilling and earning your qualification without having to put your life on hold. You can continue to work and study at the same time.

Career opportunities

  • Financial Planner

Develop financial strategies for individuals or organisations and assist clients with complex decision to protect and grow their wealth.

  • Tax Analyst

Evaluates company operating information and recommend strategies on tax.

  • Treasury roles

Focuses on cash management, corporate finance and financial risk management within a business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elements of Financial Planning
  • Investment and Behavioural Finance
  • Corporations and Contract Law
  • Ethics, Regulation and Client Management
  • Insurance and Estate Planning
  • Superannuation and Retirement Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


8 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).
6.5 (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.
79 (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.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • A recognised bachelor degree in a related discipline
  • A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of two years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience
  • A Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning.

Work experience

Relevant professional experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25536 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25536 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    26000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26000 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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