Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning
Course summary for international students
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|Deakin course code||M540|
Please note: core units not available in Trimester 3.
Help clients achieve business goals and financial objectives by offering practical solutions.
The Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning is a professionally-oriented course specifically designed to meet the education needs of the financial planning industry.
This financial planning course is perfect for those aspiring to join the financial planning industry as well as those currently employed in the industry.
Course Learning Outcomes
|Graduate Learning Outcome||Course Learning Outcome|
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities||Demonstrate the application of core financial planning concepts and theories in authentic contexts|
|Communication||Apply appropriate communication skills within the context of providing advice on financial matters.|
|Digital literacy||Effectively and critically navigate, evaluate and create information using a range of digital technologies.|
|Critical thinking||Analyse critically, evaluate and express sound judgement, ideas and reflection in relation to a range of core financial planning issues.|
|Problem solving||Summarise and explain the financial planning issue to be solved and apply the financial tools necessary to reach a solution.|
|Self-management||Develop skills necessary for independent study and learning in the field of financial planning.|
|Teamwork||Develop skills necessary for independent study and learning in the field of financial planning.|
|Global citizenship||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.|
|Approved by Faculty Board October 2014|
To complete the Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning, students must attain a total of 4 credit points, consisting of 3 credit points of core units and a one credit point elective unit chosen from a specified list. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
|MAA719||Superannuation and Retirement Planning ~|
|MAA745||Financial Planning Fundamentals #|
~ Previously coded MAF708
# Previously coded MAF765
Plus a 1 credit point elective unit from:
|MAF707||Investments and Portfolio Management|
|MLC703||Principles of Income Tax Law|
|MPS701||Principles of Risk Management and Insurance|
As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.