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.

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

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

Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

Insurance
Financial Planning

Course structure

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAF702Financial Markets

MAF707Investments and Portfolio Management

MAF708Superannuation and Retirement Planning

MAF709Financial Planning Development

MPS701Principles of Risk Management and Insurance

MAA754Enterprise Risk Management

MPS703Reinsurance

MPS708General Insurance

MPT753/MPF753Finance #

Plus 4 credit points of units from:

MPS707Life 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

Details of specialisations

Insurance

4 credit points of core units:

MPS701Principles of Risk Management and Insurance

MAA754Enterprise Risk Management

MPS703Reinsurance

MPS708General Insurance

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

MPS707Life 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

MAF707Investments and Portfolio Management

MAF708Superannuation and Retirement Planning

MAF709Financial Planning Development

MAF765Financial Planning and Analysis

Plus 4 credit points of units from:

MAF702Financial Markets

MPS701Principles of Risk Management and Insurance

MLC703Principles of Income Tax Law

MPT753/MPF753Finance #

MPR751/MPA751Financial 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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