Master of Financial Planning

Postgraduate Information Evening

Postgraduate Information Evenings are held throughout the year and give you the opportunity to meet academic and professional staff as well as ask questions about courses, admissions and fees. These evenings give you a better understanding of course content and delivery, what to expect from postgraduate study as well as career outcomes.

The next Sydney Graduate School of Management Information Evening is on Thursday 28 February from 6pm-8pm

Financial planning at Western

Recent changes in educational requirements mean you might need to upgrade your qualifications to practise as a financial planner. The Master of Financial Planning, accredited by FPEC and the FPA gives you the specialised qualifications you need without having to pause your career. This degree meets the new Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority Limited (FASEA) standards.

Offered online, the degree is designed to give you advanced knowledge of financial planning and increase your competencies in financial advice strategy and theory, financial markets and products, risk management, tax law, compliance and ethics.

If you are eligible for our Challenge Assessment, you can also gain credit for your existing knowledge and experience, so you can fast-track your path to the full qualifications you now need. In addition, this degree is accredited by the FPA. As such, you will be eligible to apply for membership when you graduate.

Western Sydney University also offers qualifications in Financial Planning at the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma level.

Flexibility is everything

We know you’re busy juggling work and life. This degree is studied online, so you have the flexibility you need to do it all.

Industry accreditation

This degree is accredited with the FPA, and meets the RG146 generic knowledge requirements. When you graduate, you may also choose to register as a TFA with the Tax Practitioners Board.

The Challenge Assessment

In early 2017, legislation was passed requiring financial advisers to hold a degree to practice. New financial advisers need a degree by 2019, while existing advisers need qualifications by 2024. If you are eligible for our Challenge Assessment, you can also gain credit for your existing knowledge and experience, so you can fast-track your path to the full qualifications you now need.

The Challenge Assessment will be available for the following units: Communication and Ethics in Financial Planning, Principles of Financial Planning, Investment Planning, Superannuation, Planning for Retirement and Funds Management & Portfolio Selection.

If you currently have more than two years’ experience, you can undertake two Challenge Assessments with Western. These will help us evaluate your knowledge and fast-track your pathway to an accredited qualification.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $27,160*

Delivery: Online

This course is only available to domestic students. 

Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree. 



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"I like to learn and I’m always studying, and this course definitely added to and enhanced my knowledge base."

— Craig Keary, Master of Financial Planning

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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.