The Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning, UNSW Sydney, develops a financial advisory career toward building trusted relationships and providing reliable advice. Gain specialised knowledge in financial markets, investments, insurance and more, while developing awareness of ethical and professional conduct. Earn professional recognition and build the skills and industry knowledge that strengthen your career potential.
Graduates open up career opportunities in financial planning roles that include personal financial advisor and para-planner with leading organisations or financial service firms.
Why choose this graduate diploma?
The Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning is delivered in a combination of online and face-to-face courses to suit your work/life balance. In 1 year, students can earn professional recognition and propel their career to the next level.
Gain specialist knowledge and skills in financial markets, financial products, investment (theory, evidence, and quantitative techniques), risk management, financial planning, taxation law and strategies, compliance, ethical and professional conduct. See the program structure for detailed information.
Graduates are compliant with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's Regulatory Guidelines 146. Students are assessed on AQF Level 9, Tax Agent Service Act (2009)/Tax Practitioners Board's Tax (Financial) Advisor requirements.
Depending on the subjects chosen, graduates can achieve the entry requirements for the Financial Planning Association of Australia and/or gain compliance with the Tax Agent Service Act (2009)/Tax Practitioners Board’s Tax (Financial) Advisor in commercial law. See the student handbook for more details.
The skills and insights gained from your Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning can have an immediate positive effect on your career. Your education is shaped by industry leaders and world class academics – experts who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today - and your potential professional network extends to more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide.
Who is this degree for?
- Aspiring financial advisors who need skills and a comprehensive understanding of financial planning, investment, taxation law, and risk management
- Professionals who seek to broaden and develop their knowledge and skills
Job and career prospects
This degree meets the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) RG146 Tier 1 requirements. It will prepare you to pursue a career as a financial advisor.
Why the Business School?
UNSW Business School is a leading business school in the Asia-Pacific. We rank 1st for Accounting and Finance in Australia, and within the top 50 worldwide. We are rated “Well above world standard” for Banking and Finance by the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) government assessment. Read more about our rankings and reputation.
The Business School offers students a suite of professional development opportunities with Career Accelerator. With Career Accelerator you can build industry connections through networking and mentoring, and gain real-world experience through internships and global business practicums.