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Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning
Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning

Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning

  • ID:GU610297
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning, a student must:

  • hold any Bachelor degree (or higher) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale), OR

  • have a minimum of five years equivalent full-time professional work experience in a relevant field, OR

  • have a combination of alternative admission criteria such as formal, informal and non-formal learning deemed to be equivalent to either of the above, OR

  • be an 'existing provider' as defined in the Professional Standards legislation.

English Requirements 

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.


Course Information

Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 intakes are available via online delivery only.

For those new to financial planning including career changers or non-degree holders, the Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (Pathway 1) provides the foundation level of knowledge and skills required by modern financial advisors to start and progress their career. This includes the practice and theory of financial planning including financial markets, risk management and taxation. This program articulates into the Master of Financial Planning.

For experienced advisers holding a related degree, the Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (Pathway 2) provides an opportunity to meet the new regulatory requirements and advance knowledge in areas such as finance, leadership, consumer behaviour and more. A choice of electives is packaged with the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) bridging courses into a program of study.

Griffith University offers a range of flexible delivery modes including on campus and online. Find out more about our Financial Planning programs.


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Upon completion of the program, career opportunities exist in the financial services industry (namely, banks, funds management and financial planning companies) in various roles including client services officers, business development, client administration officers and trainee para-planners.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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