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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Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments


*Not published - The number of students is less than five and is hidden to maintain privacy.

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

UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator portfolio offers students exclusive access to a suite of for-credit, co-curricular and business experience opportunities to kick start your career.

Accreditation / Professional Recognition

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.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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