1 to 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
For Continuing Students Only
This program has been withdrawn and will not be available to commencing students after Trimester 3-2020. From 2021, commencing students are referred to the Master of Financial Planning (5686).
The Master of Financial Planning provides the high level knowledge and skills required of the modern financial adviser to start and progress their career. This includes coverage of the practice and theory of financial planning including financial markets, investments, risk management, taxation, retirement and estate planning, and behavioural finance.
The program has a foundation component (Graduate Certificate) which allows those without a prior degree in financial planning and those looking for a career change to participate. Those with qualifications and experience in the field can also enter the program and progress to the advanced level study.
This two year program includes work placements and research projects.
Griffith University offers a range of flexible delivery modes including on campus and online. Find out more about our Financial Planning programs.
This program is offered full-time and part-time on-campus or online.
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.
Courses in this program will provide work-integrated learning opportunities in the form of applied projects, case studies and virtual/simulated environments.
Upon completion of the program, career opportunities exist in the financial services industry (namely, banks, funds management and financial planning companies) in various roles including client services officers, authorised representatives, financial advisers and para-planners.
The Master of Financial Planning is accredited by the Financial Adviser Standards (FAS).
Graduates will be eligible for admission to the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Australia's CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Certification Program. Graduates will also be eligible for advanced standing for three of the educational components of the program.
The courses 7106AFE Income Tax Law and 7161AFE Applied Taxation have been approved together by the Tax Practitioners Board as a Course in Australian Taxation Law that is required for Tax Agents and Tax (Financial) Advisers. Note that these courses are recognised for both Tax Agents and Tax (Financial) Advisers, and are only listed on the Tax Agent list being the highest qualification.
The Code of Professional Conduct requirements in the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA) are covered in 7106AFE Income Tax Law and 7161AFE Applied Taxation. Note that 7106AFE and 7161AFE are recognised for both Tax Agents and Tax (Financial) Advisers, but are only listed on the Tax Agent list being the highest qualification.
Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:
The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.
The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact Student Connect for assistance.
If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.