Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
Course summary for international students
|Award granted ||Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|Deakin course code ||M640|
Please note: core units not available in Trimester 3
Launch or advance your career as a financial planner, and advise clients how to get the most out of their investments. Learn about portfolio management, investment, securities and retirement planning when you study financial planning at Deakin.
The Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning is a professionally-oriented course specifically designed to meet the education needs of the financial planning industry. The course is aimed at those aspiring to join the financial planning industry as well as those currently employed in the industry wishing to advance their knowledge.
On completion you may wish to articulate into Deakin’s Master of Financial Planning.
To complete the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning, students must attain a total of 8 credit points consisting of 6 credit points of core units and 2 credit points of elective units chosen from a specified list. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point
|MAF707||Investments and Portfolio Management |
|MAF708||Superannuation and Retirement Planning |
|MAF765||Financial Planning Fundamentals |
|MLC703||Principles of Income Tax Law |
|MPS701||Principles of Risk Management and Insurance |
Plus 2 credit points of elective units from:
|MAF704||Treasury and Risk Management |
|MAF711||Modelling Techniques for Finance |
#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.
Course Learning Outcomes
|Graduate Learning Outcome ||Course Learning Outcome |
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities ||Demonstrate an advanced understanding and application of core financial planning concepts and theories. |
|Communication ||Apply appropriate communication skills within the context of providing advice on financial matters. |
|Digital literacy ||Use appropriate digital technologies to identify and disseminate complex information, concepts and theories. |
|Critical thinking ||Apply a systematic research process and develop a clearly articulated argument to support a view and use it to justify one or more conclusions. |
|Problem solving ||Apply problem solving skills necessary to conceptualise and solve complex issues in financial planning. |
|Self-management ||Demonstrate independent study and learning in the field of financial planning. |
|Teamwork ||Identify challenges associated with organising and managing teams in professional contexts and the importance of providing an instructional framework to nurture teamwork. |
|Global citizenship ||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award. |
| ||Approved by Faculty Board October 2014 |
M740 Master of Financial Planning