The Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning is designed to develop (or upgrade) your skills in investment, financial planning and taxation for a career in personal financial advisory. You’ll gain knowledge in financial markets, financial products, investment (theory, evidence and quantitative techniques), risk management, financial planning, taxation law and compliance, as well as ethical and professional conduct.

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Why choose this degree?

This program will provide you with integrated learning in financial planning, investment and taxation, essential to any career in this area.

Who should choose this degree?

If you’re seeking a career providing sound financial guidance and education to clients, you’ll choose this program.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Adviser
  • Paraplanner
  • Tax Consultant

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Graduates can claim compliance to ASIC RG146 knowledge and skill requirements at Tier 1 Specialist in Financial Planning, Securities, Managed Investments, Superannuation, Insurance and Margin Lending. Tax Agent Service Act (2009)/Tax Practitioners Board's Tax (Financial) Advisor requirements in commercial law and taxation for financial planner's compliance.

Entry requirements

Recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification), as determined by the UNSW Business School, plus a minimum of two years full time relevant work experience.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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