This highly specialised course is designed and developed in consultation with industry experts. It combines advanced technical rigour with practical and relevant performance-focused learning outcomes.
It also offers contemporary teachings in financial advice strategy and theory, financial markets and products, risk management, tax law, compliance and ethics. It is accredited by FPEC and the FPA and meets the new Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority Limited (FASEA) standards.
Boost your career with postgraduate study
Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just hoping to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field.
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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.
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.
Fees and delivery
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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As financial planning graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Money management
- Corporate finance
- Financial Management
As a financial planner you will be responsible for the management of finances for your clients. This includes advising on investment opportunities, superannuation advice and general financial information.
Finance Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the financial and accounting activities within organisations.
Financial Investment Adviser
Financial Investment Advisers develop financial plans for individuals and organisations and invest and manage funds on their behalf.
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Further study options
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.