Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning at the University of New South Wales, Australia

The Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning is designed to help you develop your investing, financial planning, and tax knowledge and skills in preparation for a career in personal financial counseling. Here, you can learn about financial services, investments, insurance, and more while increasing your awareness of ethical and professional behavior.

Description

The Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning is designed to help you develop your investing, financial planning, and tax knowledge and skills in preparation for a career in personal financial counseling.


Here, you can learn about financial services, investments, insurance, and more while increasing your awareness of ethical and professional behavior. 


Gain relevant industry knowledge, improve your ability to create trusted relationships, and gain the confidence to provide trustworthy financial advice through effective problem-solving and decision-making to improve your job prospects.

What you will study

Here, you can choose courses that meet your work goals from a number of industry-relevant topics such as money management, risk management, retirement and estate planning, and superannuation.


You'll also take a total of six subjects, four of which are mandatory and two of which are electives that allow you to pursue your passions. The following topics are required: personal financial planning and management, risk and insurance, estate planning, succession, and asset protection.


Depending on your goals, electives may include behavioral finance, financial technology (FinTech), foundations of Australian taxation law, and more.

Learning outcomes


  1. Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning will be able to exhibit effective time and task management in order to achieve personal and professional goals.


  1. Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning will be able to communicate effectively and confidently in a variety of contexts, both orally and in writing.


  1. Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning will have the ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate data and ideas, as well as define and solve problems.


  1. Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning will be able to demonstrate social and global understanding of a variety of cultural, ethical, environmental, and economic challenges.


  1. Graduates with a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning can utilize their knowledge of financial markets, financial products, taxation, financial planning, investment appraisal, and strategies in their practice.

Career Opportunities

The Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning will give you the abilities and insights you need to move up the ranks in your field immediately. If you don't already have a career as a financial adviser, the diploma will prepare you for one. 


Financial planning employment with top organizations or financial service firms, such as personal financial advisors and paraplanners, is regularly available to graduates of this school.


The Career Accelerator program offers UNSW Business School students a variety of professional development opportunities, including:


  1. Financial Planner 

  2. Financial Adviser 

  3. Client Relationship Manager 

  4. Estate Planner 

  5. Insurance Broker 

  6. Investment Adviser 

  7. Superannuation Consultant 

  8. Wealth Manager 

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements 

a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent, with a minimum credit average of 65% as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator, and at least two years of full-time relevant work experience. A comprehensive résumé (outlining relevant abilities and accomplishments), as well as verification of other academic and professional qualifications, must be submitted.

English Language Requirements

Depending on your educational experience and citizenship, you may be required to provide confirmation of your English ability in order to enroll at UNSW.


If you're studying for an Australian Year 12 certificate, you don't need to provide any additional evidence of your ability (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent). Your diploma will be used to show that you are proficient in English.


Your application will contain proof of English proficiency if it is required. If you can demonstrate that you meet at least one of the following criteria, you may do so:


  1. English language examinations and universities English courses

  2. Prior English language schooling is also a requirement.

  3. Other Qualifications


UNSW Global offers English language courses and programs to help you meet your degree's English language requirements. You have numerous options depending on your current English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee and Scholarships

  • 2022 Indicative First Year Full Fee - $35,760*

  • 2022 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree - $35,760*

Scholarships

Each year, UNSW awards roughly $83 million in scholarships. We are proud of our ability to recognize brilliance while also making the school accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you're a domestic or international student, our collection of scholarships, prizes, and awards can help you succeed.

$50,200 per course
  • Level
    PGD
  • Delivery
    Online and On Campus
  • Duration
    1 years
  • Application Fee
    $125 AUD
  • Intake
    May
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS, TOEFL (IBT), TOEFL (PBT), PTE
  • Scholarship
    Full tuition fee scholarships