Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice

Offered in conjunction with AMP Financial Services Limited

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





2 years full-time accelerated
4 years part-time
3 years full-time equivalent

Credit points


Indicative fee

$14,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee

Entry requirements




Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2


  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

Assumed knowledge


About this program

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.

Attendance information

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.

Student Income Support

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.

Work-integrated learning

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.

My career opportunities

You could find opportunities 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 may include: Client Services Officer, Para-planner, Provisional 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.

* Additional work and training requirements are required to qualify as a Financial Adviser. For more details, refer to the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) website.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice (1612)

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Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

Further information

Additional fee information

Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:

Expenses associated with field trips and placements.