Do you want to be the financial planner or financial adviser who stands out from the crowd?
Our face to face learning approach in the Diploma of Financial Planning program develops the essential skills and knowledge required to enter the financial planning industry. This course combines specialist knowledge and financial planning skills to prepare you for providing personal advice to retail clients.
The program particularly suitable for students who are:
- Working within the financial planning profession, looking to meet ASIC’s qualification requirement as an authorised financial adviser;
- Wanting to enter/re-enter the industry and require the industry endorsed RG146 qualification to provide advice;
- Seeking to expand existing industry skills and knowledge;
- Employee advisers working in practices, wealth creation divisions of financial services product manufacturers, such as AXA and AMP;
- Commission only advisers running or working in a financial planning practice
Industry Connections and Resources
To meet the industry requirements, Melbourne Polytechnic offers an additional 6 elective units that are required to obtain the ASIC units and related pre-requisites needed by the financial services industry to work as a financial planner and/or para-planner who is required to provide holistic advice in relation to life insurance, superannuation, managed investments and securities.
in Australia. You’ll also meet the minimum academic requirements under the Tax Agent Services Act 2009, to register as a BAS agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.
- Financial planner
- Financial planning assistant
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
DepartmentBusiness Management and Finance
One night per week 6-9pm
One online tutorial per week
Modes of DeliveryFace-to-face, Classroom
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Entrance RequirementsThere are no entrance requirements for this course.
Pathways to further studyStudents completing this course may consider pursuing further studies with a Bachelor of Business.
Career PathwaysGraduates may gain employment as a financial planner.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBITU402||Develop and use complex spreadsheets||50|
|FNSASICT503A||PROVIDE ADVICE IN MANAGED INVESTMENTS||50|
|FNSASICU503A||PROVIDE ADVICE IN SUPERANNUATION||50|
|FNSASICW503A||PROVIDE ADVICE IN SECURITIES||50|
|FNSASICX503A||PROVIDE ADVICE IN LIFE INSURANCE||50|
|FNSASICZ503A||PROVIDE ADVICE IN FINANCIAL PLANNING||50|
|FNSCUS505||Determine client requirements and expectations||70|
|FNSCUS506A||RECORD AND IMPLEMENT CLIENT INSTRUCTIONS||75|
|FNSFMK502||Analyse financial market products for client||50|
|FNSFMK503||Advise clients on financial risk||60|
|FNSFPL501A||COMPLY WITH FINANCIAL PLANNING PRACTICE ETHICAL AND OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS||50|
|FNSFPL502A||CONDUCT FINANCIAL PLANNING ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH||50|
|FNSFPL503A||DEVELOP AND PREPARE A FINANCIAL PLAN||60|
|FNSFPL504A||IMPLEMENT FINANCIAL PLAN||50|
|FNSFPL505A||REVIEW FINANCIAL PLANS AND PROVIDE ONGOING SERVICE||40|
|FNSFPL506A||DETERMINE CLIENT REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS||60|
|FNSFPL507||Provide financial planning advice||50|
|FNSFPL508A||CONDUCT COMPLEX FINANCIAL PLANNING RESEARCH||50|
|FNSIAD501A||PROVIDE APPROPRIATE SERVICES, ADVICE AND PRODUCTS TO CLIENTS||150|
|FNSINC401||Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry||30|
|FNSINC501A||CONDUCT PRODUCT RESEARCH TO SUPPORT RECOMMENDATIONS||80|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.