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Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

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Award granted Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeM640

Please note: core units not available in Trimester 3

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Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning is a professionally oriented course specifically designed to meet the education needs of the financial planning industry. The Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning is aimed at those aspiring to join the financial planning industry as well as those currently employed in the industry.

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  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning requires the completion of 8 credit points comprising 6 credit points of core units and 2 credit points of elective units chosen from a specified list.

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Course structure

Core units

MAF702 Financial Markets  

MAF707 Investments and Portfolio Management  

MAF708 Retirement Income Streams  

MAF765 Financial Planning and Analysis  

MLC703 Principles of Income Tax Law  

MPS701 Principles of Risk Management and Insurance  


Elective units

Plus 2 credit points of elective units from:

MAF704 Treasury and Risk Management  

MAF711 Modelling Techniques for Finance  

MMP742 Investment Valuation  

MPA701 Accounting  

MPA711 Corporate Governance and Ethics  

MPT732/MPK732 Marketing Management  #

MPT781/MPE781 Economics for Managers  #


#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.


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