Financial planning

Deakin's financial planning courses are professionally oriented and aimed at those aspiring to a career in financial planning, as well as those currently employed in the industry.  

Our financial planning program is specifically designed to meet the education needs of the financial planning industry.

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Shehan Rauff  
Master of Financial Planning 

'When I looked up the Financial Planning Association of Australia, Deakin had the strongest reputation.'


What can you study?

Undergraduate

Financial planners have the necessary financial skills and knowledge to assist individuals and businesses in achieving their financial objectives. Financial planners are innovative and lateral in their thinking, they are up to date with the latest changes and are committed to providing sound, independent and ethical advice.

Financial planners specialise in key financial areas such as retirement, taxation, investment and estate planning. This major  examines both the theoretical framework of financial planning, plus the practical application of the theories and strategies.

Postgraduate

Deakin's Master of Financial Planning is aimed at those aspiring to join the financial planning industry, as well as those currently employed in the industry.

The course provides financial planning skills with students required to collect, analyse and synthesize financial planning information to prepare financial planning solutions, and effectively communicate these solutions to the client. There is an emphasis on professional responsibilities of the financial planner both in an ethical and in a compliance sense.

A graduate certificate and graduate diploma offer pathways into the Master of Financial Planning.


Opportunities

As a financial planning graduate, you may find employment in:

Accounting firms Financial planning firms
Corporate financial institutions
Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Arts - Chinese/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce /Bachelor of Information SystemsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of LawsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of LawsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of ManagementCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Graduate Certificate of Financial PlanningCourse information for:Local Students
Graduate Certificate of International FinanceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Business AdministrationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Financial PlanningCourse information for:Local Students
Graduate Diploma of International FinanceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Business AdministrationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Business Administration (International)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Commerce (Research)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Financial PlanningCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Accounting and International FinanceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

Why study at Deakin?

Professional recognition

The Master of Financial Planning has been assessed as an approved Degree by the Financial Planning Education Council. Graduates are eligible for entry into the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Certification Program which is offered by the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

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Successful completion of the Master of Financial Planning also provides advanced standing for three of the five CFP® Certification subjects, namely CFP 2, CFP 3 and CFP 4.

Scholarship opportunities

Generous scholarships are available to students studying in their second or third year of the Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Financial Planning.

The Platinum Asset Management Scholarships provide assistance during your study, and the opportunity to gain paid work experience in Sydney in association with the Neilson Foundation and Platinum Asset Management.

Platinum Asset Management is an Australian based fund manager which specialises in investing in international equities.


Gain experience while you study

Work experience can make all the difference when you graduate and are applying for jobs. You can gain work experience and credit towards your degree with Work Integrated Learning (WIL). The Faculty of Business and Law offers several flexible WIL programs suitable for most students in all disciplines and levels including those from other faculties and universities. These include business internships, community-based volunteering, work-based learning, team-based learning and industry-based learning. Read more.


Undergraduate and Postgraduate information booklets

UG Course Guide

2016 Undergraduate Course Guide

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(PDF, 3.7 MB)
Business

Undergraduate Business

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(PDF, 3.7 MB)
UG Course Guide

2015 Postgraduate Course Guide

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(PDF, 3.6 MB)
Business

Postgraduate Business and Law

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(PDF, 5.0 MB)
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