3 years full-time
4 years part-time
FT equivalent offered over 2 years
Through this degree students will gain the technical capabilities required to integrate and apply theoretical and technical financial planning knowledge in areas such as financial markets, taxation, risk management, retirement and superannuation, estate planning and behavioural finance. Students will also develop the professional skills required to communicate financial advice and ideas in complex collaborative contexts involving finance and investment professionals and clients. Plus, you will have the opportunity to gain practical work experience and career skills development as part of your study, helping you graduate with added skills sought by employers.
This program is offered online to domestic students. The program is offered across three trimesters and can be completed full-time in two years. Students may choose to study this program part-time.
Some courses are also offered on campus at Nathan, Logan and Gold Coast. You may choose to study courses at other campuses.
To complete this program students will require access to high speed internet, modern computing facilities with specified hardware (web camera, microphone, digital recording capability, iPad).
To complete this program students must be eligible to work in Australia.
From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
Students will engage in work-integrated learning activities throughout the program.
Students will have the opportunity to complete either a 40 credit point or 20 credit point Work Integrated Learning courses. As part of these courses students can undertake a professional role in a financial services workplace or complete a structured industry research project.
Career opportunities exist in the financial services industry (namely, banks, funds management and financial planning companies) in various roles including client services officers, business development, client administration officers and trainee para-planners.
Graduate roles include: Client Services Officer, Para-planner, Provisional Financial Adviser*
* Additional work and training requirements are required to qualify as a financial adviser.
Employment opportunities in the financial services industry are increasing because of succession planning issues (many planners are reaching retirement age), an increase in the educational requirements for advisors, and an increase in the population of individuals that require financial advice.