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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus Online

Financial Planning

Deakin University 

12 months
19700 AUD/year
14100 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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With the Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning from Deakin University you can help clients achieve business goals and financial objectives.   

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Be ready for Australia’s financial planning reforms by studying the Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning , which develops the decision-making skills needed to provide practical and professionally responsible financial advice to your client.

Designed to meet the current and future needs of the industry, the Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning places a strong emphasis on preparing professionally responsible financial planners, both in an ethical and compliance sense. Even experienced financial planners will graduate with valuable new skills and knowledge relating to:

  • ethics for financial services
  • financial behaviour and decision making 
  • financial services regulation.


Whether you’re currently working in the industry or looking to move into a financial planning role, you’ll be prepared to excel in a variety of positions including:

  • financial adviser/planner
  • insurance adviser
  • paraplanner
  • business development manager
  • superannuation consultant
  • portfolio analyst
  • investment banker
  • claims administrator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Behaviour and Decision Making 
  • Ethics for Financial Services 
  • Financial Advice Regulation  
  • Principles of Income Tax Law  
  • Financial Planning and Economic Fundamentals
  • Business Law

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


4 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline OR
  • at least two years relevant professional work experience^ OR
  • evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Relevant work experience is determined as working within a financial services role or within the financial services sector. 

CRICOS Provider Code 00113B   

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19700 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    14100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14100 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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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