Master of Financial Planning



Delivery ModeOnline
Duration 1.5F / 3P
Intake InformationQuarters 1-4
Apply Direct Code2793.3
UAC Code950146
Fee Information

Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.


This course is not open to student visa holders. Current and prospective student visa holders should visit the Western Sydney University International site for courses available to them.

Overseas students on other visas permitting onshore study can apply directly though International Admissions.


The Master of Financial Planning is a fully online course designed to provide the educational basis to enable you to increase competence as a professional financial adviser, and gain advanced knowledge and understanding of the financial planning industry. With the increasing complexity of taxation laws, the ageing population and the focus on self-reliance in retirement, the financial planning industry is developing as a distinct profession in Australia. 

Individuals and organisations require the skills of professionally equipped financial planners to assist them in effective investment and risk management, and also with complex retirement planning strategies.

You may exit on completion of 40 credit points with a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning or on completion of 80 credit points with a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning.


Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

Review the Course Admission and Subject Information

How to apply

If you're an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident, you can apply online directly to Western (opens in a new window) for postgraduate coursework in Arts and Humanities, Business, Creative Industries, Engineering and Built Environment, Health Sciences, Computing and Information Technology, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Psychology, Sciences, Social Sciences, TESOL, Interpreting and Translation or Therapeutic Studies and Counselling. Applications can also be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window).

Applications made directly to Western do not have an application fee.

You can manage your existing direct applications via the Western application portal (opens in a new window) or via UAC.(opens in a new window)

Step by step instructions are available on the How to Apply pages.