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Graduate Diploma of Financial Services

Course summary for current students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Financial Services
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeM683

Formerly Graduate Diploma of Insurance

For continuing students only.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Financial Services will provide you with a sound foundation for entering the financial services industry. The course is also designed to cater for the needs of those in, or wishing to enter, the insurance industry.

The flexible structure of the course allows those who have achieved the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) senior associate award to upgrade their qualification to fellowship level, or those who have an undergraduate degree to commence studies in insurance. If you subsequently apply for, and are accepted into, the Master of Business Administration, some credit may be given for units completed in the Graduate Diploma of Financial Services.

By choosing appropriate units, completion of the Graduate Diploma of Financial Services can satisfy the education requirements of the Australian Insurance Industry's fellowship award.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • 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

To satisfy the requirements of the Graduate Diploma of Financial Services a student must complete eight units (totalling eight credit points).

 

Students may choose to exit early with a Graduate Certificate of Insurance and Risk Management consisting of four credit points from the Graduate Diploma of Financial Services structure.

 

Students have the option of completing an Insurance or Financial Planning specialisation

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Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

 

Insurance
Financial Planning

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Course structure

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAF702 Financial Markets  

MAF707 Investments and Portfolio Management  

MAF708 Retirement Income Streams  

MAF709 Financial Planning Development  

MPS701 Principles of Risk and Insurance  

MAA754 Enterprise Risk Management  

MPS703 Reinsurance  

MPS708 General Insurance  

MPT753/MPF753 Finance  #

 

Plus 4 credit points of units from:

MPS707 Life Risk  

 

or any above listed unit not previously studied and any other postgraduate units offered by the Faculty of Business and Law, subject to the approval of the Course Team Chair, Graduate Diploma of Financial Services.

 

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

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Details of specialisations

Insurance

4 credit points of core units:

MPS701 Principles of Risk and Insurance  

MAA754 Enterprise Risk Management  

MPS703 Reinsurance  

MPS708 General Insurance  

Plus 4 credit points of elective units which may be selected from:

MPS707 Life Risk  

 

and any other postgraduate units offered by the Faculty of Business and Law, subject to the approval of the Course Team Chair, Graduate Diploma of Financial Services.

Financial Planning

MAF707 Investments and Portfolio Management  

MAF708 Retirement Income Streams  

MAF709 Financial Planning Development  

MAF765 Financial Planning and Analysis  

Plus 4 credit points of units from:

MAF702 Financial Markets  

MPS701 Principles of Risk and Insurance  

MLC703 Principles of Income Tax Law  

MPT753/MPF753 Finance  #

MPR751/MPA751 Financial Reporting and Analysis  *

or any other postgraduate units offered by the Faculty of Business and Law, subject to the approval of the Course Team Chair, Graduate Diploma of Financial Services.

 

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

 

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