Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





2 years full-time accelerated
4 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

Admission requirements

  • Any 2 OUA undergraduate units with 4.0 GPA


Commencing in

OUA - Sessions 1 and 2

About this program

This degree is offered via Open Universities Australia (OUA).

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.

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Attendance information

This degree is offered full-time and part-time through Open Universities Australia (OUA). As an OUA student, you are not required to study on-campus. You may complete this program entirely off-campus through Open Universities Australia. To be classed as a full-time student, you must enrol in at least two units per session/study period.

To complete this degree, students will require access to high-speed internet, modern computing facilities with specified hardware (web camera, microphone, digital recording capability, iPad).

Work-integrated learning

Students will engage in work-integrated learning activities throughout the degree.

Students will have the opportunity to complete either a 40 credit point or 20 credit point Work-Integrated Learning course. 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.

Additional fee information

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 three 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