Master of Financial Planning

Program code

5665

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 to 2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Credit points

160

Indicative fee

$27,000.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Any Bachelor degree or higher

    (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Next start date

Trimester 2, 2020 (more)

Applications close

Sunday, 14 June 2020

About this program

Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 intakes are available via online delivery only.

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.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3322 Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning Nathan, Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
5665 Master of Financial Planning (this program) Nathan, Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
5686 Master of Financial Planning Nathan, Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Note: Progression is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time and part-time on-campus or online.

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

Courses in this program will provide work-integrated learning opportunities in the form of applied projects, case studies and virtual/simulated environments.

My career opportunities

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.

Program accreditation

The Master of Financial Planning is accredited by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA).

Professional recognition

Graduates will be eligible for admission to the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Australia's CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERĀ® Certification Program. Graduates will also be eligible for advanced standing for three of the educational components of the program.

Tax Practitioners Board

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:

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

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.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate 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 for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Financial Planning (5665)


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Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

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.

Further information

Additional fee information

This program has been approved by the Australian Government for student income support (for example, Youth Allowance and Austudy). Students should contact Centrelink for more information about their eligibility for student income support payments.