Financial planning single units

Want to thrive in Australia’s evolving financial planning industry? Upskill with our single units – a fast and flexible way to futureproof your career in financial planning.

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Our financial planning single units can help you satisfy the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority's (FASEA) new education standards for financial advisers. On top of that, you’ll be enhancing your CV with skills employers are looking for, while connecting with bright minds in financial planning from all over Australia.

If you’re an existing adviser with an approved degree, you’ll need to complete one unit covering FASEA’s Code of Ethics before January 2024. If you’re an existing adviser with a relevant degree in a related field of study, you’ll need to complete three bridging courses (equivalent to a Deakin unit), plus one FASEA-approved unit.

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Single units you can study in Trimester 2

Financial Advice Regulation

Learn about financial advice regulation in Australia, including the work of key bodies like ASIC and APRA. Explore financial crises, financial services and the reforms shaping the industry.

Unit code: MLC714
Campus: Burwood, Cloud (online)

FASEA bridging course (unit): Financial Advice Regulatory and Legal Obligations

Start in July. Apply now.

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Ethics for Financial Services

An essential unit for all financial planners under FASEA’s new education guidelines. Learn to navigate ethical issues in the workplace and apply ethical principles in your decision-making.

Unit code: MAA769
Campus: Burwood, Cloud (online)

FASEA bridging course (unit): The FASEA Code of Ethics and Code Monitoring Bodies

Start in July. Apply now.

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Financial Behaviour and Decision Making

By drawing insights from the behavioural sciences, you’ll build the technical and professional skills to better understand your clients’ needs and anticipate issues they might not have considered.

Unit code: MAA728
Campus: Burwood, Cloud (online)

FASEA bridging course (unit): Behavioural Finance: Client and Consumer Behaviour, Engagement and Decision Making

Start in July. Apply now.

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Financial Planning Development

Get an introduction to the financial planning process and learn how to develop a financial plan. The unit considers issues relating to risk management, estate planning and salary packaging.

Unit code: MAA727
Campus: Burwood, Cloud (online)

FASEA bridging course (unit): FASEA-approved unit (Financial Advice Capstone Subject)

Start in July. Apply now.

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Intensive single units

Intensive units allow you to manage your work commitments by completing a unit over six consecutive days of intensive study. Dates and locations of intensives are subject to change, so please visit your chosen unit page for more details.

Financial Advice Regulation (Intensive)

Unit code: MLI714

FASEA bridging course (unit): Financial Advice Regulatory & Legal Obligations



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Ethics for Financial Services (Intensive)

Unit code: MAI769

FASEA bridging course (unit): The FASEA Code of Ethics and Code Monitoring Bodies

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Financial Behaviour and Decision Making (Intensive)

Unit code: MAI728

FASEA bridging course (unit): Behavioural Finance: Client and Consumer Behaviour, Engagement and Decision Making

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Financial Planning Webinar Series

In our webinar series, Deakin's leading academic staff and special guests examine the key topics and issues facing the modern financial planning professional. You can use these webinars to gain valuable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points by completing a short assessment task, or simply to explore areas of interest.

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