Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice

Offered in conjunction with AMP Services Limited

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 years full-time
4 years part-time
FT equivalent offered over 2 years

Credit points


Indicative fee

$10,958.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements


OP 2019


Rank 2019 (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1


  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge


OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.


For the award of Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice (BAppFinA), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 40 credit points of listed or free-choice electives.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

Courses in this program are available online in the listed trimesters but may be available at multiple campuses and during different trimesters. Click the course code to find out more information on where and when the course is offered.

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1202AFE Financial Planning 1  10
Tri 1 1102AFE Accounting for Decision Making  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 1003MKT Introduction to Marketing  10
Tri 1 1303AFE Economics for Decision Making 1  10
Tri 1 1204AFE_Y1 Professional Awareness Part 1  5
Tri 2 1203AFE Money, Banking and Finance  10
Tri 2 2213AFE Financial Planning 2  10
Tri 2 2105AFE Introduction to Business Law  10
Tri 2 2202AFE Risk Management and Insurance  10
Tri 2 1204AFE_Y2 Professional Awareness Part 2  5
Tri 3 1305AFE Business Data Analysis  10
Tri 3 2207AFE Superannuation and Retirement  10
Tri 3 3106AFE Revenue Law: Theory and Policy in Action  10
Tri 3 3218AFE Behavioural Finance  10
Tri 3 2215AFE_Y1 Professional Identity Part 1  5

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1101IBA Management Concepts  10
Tri 1 3108AFE Taxation Planning  10
Tri 1 2215AFE_Y2 Professional Identity Part 2 (offered from 2020) 5
Tri 2 3219AFE Estate Planning (offered from 2020) 10
Tri 3 3202AFE Financial Planning, Construction and Review (capstone course) 10
Tri 3 3220AFE Financial Planning Skills (offered from 2020) 20
Tri 1,2 or 3   Listed or Free choice electives  40

You may select online free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective offered across the University provided pre-requisites are met. You must ensure that you do not exceed the maximum of Level 1 courses (100 credit points) in your entire program. If you require guidance please liaise with your Program Director.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2008EHR Business Communication  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 2043MKT Entrepreneurship and New Business Ventures (Tri 1: NA,OL; Tri 2: SB,GC; Tri 3: NA,GC) 10
Tri 2,3 1003CCJ Law Government and Justice (Tri 3 online only) 10
Tri 1,3 1008CCJ Understanding Social Problems  10
Tri 1,3 4030ICT Big Data Analytics and Social Media  10
Tri 1,3 3142LHS (Re)Imagining Aging and Dying 1 (formerly 2022LHS) 10
Tri 2 2004GIR Government-Business Relations  10
Tri 2 3105AFE Law of Finance (see Note 1) (offered from 2020) 10
Tri 3 2106AFE Company Law (see Note 1) (offered from 2020) 10
Tri 1,2 or 3 2098MKT Branding and Promoting New Business Ventures (Tri 1: GC & SB; Tri 2: NA; Tri 3 OL) 10
Tri 1,3 2128IBA Business Processes (Tri 1&3: GC,NA; Tri 3: OL) 10
Tri 3 3024HSV Contemporary Issues in Ageing  10

Note 1: Students wishing to meet the educational accreditation requirements to become a Registered Taxation Agent should complete these courses.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3221AFE_P1 Work Integrated Learning Part 1 (offered from 2020) 10
Tri 1 3221AFE_P2 Work Integrated Learning P2  10
Tri 2 3221AFE_P3 Work Integrated Learning Part 3  10
Tri 2 3221AFE_P4 Work Integrated Learning Part 4  10
Tri 1,2 3222AFE_Y1 Work Integrated Learning II Part 1 (offered from 2020) 10
Tri 1,2 3222AFE_Y2 Work Integrated Learning II Part 2  10