Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning
Course summary for local students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$14,440 - Full-fee paying place|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|Deakin course code||M540|
Please note: This course is only available for part-time study.
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Further study
- Key dates
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.
Fees and charges
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.
The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative course fee shown in the table above is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Full-fee paying place
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course. Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is based on four credit points (which equals 0.5 Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than four credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by four, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.
Fee information for all domestic students
The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email email@example.com for more information about 2016 fees.
Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year, which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL. If you are studying a graduate certificate which is normally four credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5. The annual fee displayed for this course is based on four credit points.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or full-fee paying place, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
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.
|MAF708||Superannuation and Retirement Planning|
|MAF765||Financial Planning Fundamentals|
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|
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.|
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Minimum entry requirements:
- Bachelor degree in any discipline
- 5 years of relevant work experience
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.