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Postgraduate Diploma Online

Financial Planning

Swinburne Online

12 months
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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.


The Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning is also accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elements of Financial Planning and Regulation
  • Behavioural Finance and Investment
  • Corporations and Contract Law
  • Ethics and Client Management
  • Insurance and Estate Planning
  • Superannuation and Retirement Planning 
  • Taxation Principles and Planning
  • Accounting Systems and Reporting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


8 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00111D 

  • 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


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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