Master's Degree + Postgraduate Unit
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Australia has a new financial planning standards body – and a new set of requirements for professionals in the sector. If you're a current or aspiring financial planner, you'll need a course like the Master of Financial Planning from Deakin University to ensure you have a successful financial career.
This comprehensive postgraduate course will help you take your financial planning skills and knowledge to new heights. You'll cover all the most important areas of the industry, from investment management to modern portfolio theory to superannuation and retirement planning. You'll also learn how to serve your clients better by applying advanced principles of finance, utilising the latest digital tools and practising ethical decision-making.
Deakin's course instructors are active leaders in the field, so you'll be in good hands, gaining constructive feedback on industry expectations and preparing for challenges faced by modern financial planning professionals. You'll graduate ready to secure your future in the industry and take your career to the next level.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
*A 'related discipline' is a Business discipline with a major sequence in Accounting, Financial Planning and/or Finance.
^ Relevant work experience is determined as business experience in either a financial planning role or a managerial position, with business oversight responsibilities in a financial planning related field such as superannuation consulting, estate planning, tax advisory, financial consulting, funds management, banking.
In this financial planning course, the subjects you may study include:
As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!
They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.
Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course entirely online.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Master of Financial Planning from Deakin University.
Graduates will satisfy the education standards prescribed by FASEA to be able to provide financial advice in Australia (subject to meeting other registration requirements prescribed by FASEA), and will be eligible for entry into the certification programs of the professional financial planning associations. Graduates may seek employment in a variety of positions within the financial planning industry.
Wondering where a career in financial planning could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Financial Planner, Financial Advisor, Financial Consultant, Insurance Broker, Credit Officer, Insurance Investigator, Estate Planner, Taxation Advisor, Compliance Officer.
The estimated cost for this course is $26,800 for one year of full-time study.
Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees. Deakin University also offers scholarships to successful applicants.
If you're a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.
Enquire now to find a payment option that works for you!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).
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