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A 100% online financial planning degree approved by FASEA.

The Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) is approved by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) and will equip you with the essential educational requirements to practice as a financial planner under new Australian regulations.

From superannuation, tax, estate planning and risk management – this degree prepares you to navigate the complex financial planning landscape and will help you develop critical skills to work with a range of clients with short and long-term financial goals.

Designed specifically for online learning and delivered 100% online, it's an extremely flexible option for people who lead busy lives and wish to continue working while they study.

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Financial Planning Jobs

The role of a financial planner extends beyond investing money. It's a valued profession that empowers individuals to make informed financial decisions for themselves and their families. As a financial planner, your career options are endless. You could find yourself working at financial institutions, investment banks, superannuation and insurance funds, financial advisory firms – or you could be self-employed and set up your own practice. Financial planners can also choose to specialise in a number of areas, such as tax planning, risk management or retirement planning.


Financial adviser

Help clients meet their short-term and long-term financial goals; assist with legal and financial documents, financial laws and regulatory requirements, & provide advice on personal investments, security planning & more.


Investment manager

Develop financial plans and investment strategies for individuals and organisations; monitor investment performance and review investment plans based on needs and changes in the market; and provide advice on tax implications, securities, insurance cover, pension plans and real estate.


Estate planner

Provide clients with legal, financial and accounting advice to ensure long-term financial protection of their estate during life and post-mortem; and develop estate plans which may include preparing wills, life insurance, family trusts and manage tax implications for beneficiaries.


Client relationship manager

Proactively engage clients by providing high value, holistic and strategic financial advice; identify opportunities to build new client relationships and strengthen existing ones; research the latest products and regulations; and focus on delivering a high-quality customer experience.


Insurance broker

Research and review available finance and insurance products to meet client requirements; arrange insurance, home loan mortgages and other types of finance for clients through banks, lenders, financiers and insurance companies.


Superannuation consultant

Provide compliant financial advice in areas such as personal and business superannuation, retirement income stream products, pensions rollovers and annuities, and develop retirement plan strategies.


Wealth manager

Deliver holistic wealth management strategies and plans to help clients grow and sustain long-term financial goals; provide services across a range of areas including financial planning, investment management, and financial advice on pensions, trusts, inheritances, estate planning, retirement planning, and tax bands.

Study Financial Planning On Demand

Geoff Pacecca, Principal Adviser: GAP Financial and UniSA Online financial planning academic gives an insight into what the Financial Planning degree is about, and how the degree has been designed to suit busy adults on the go.

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What industry experts are saying

Louise Trevaskis

"Having a FASEA-approved qualification is now imperative to a successful career as a financial adviser. The new FASEA requirements will effectively reshape Australia’s network of financial advisers. Financial planners who are able to adapt to change, continually learn new things, possess good communication skills, and demonstrate flexibility and resilience will be the most successful in their career."

Louise Trevaskis
Academy and Education Manager
AMP Financial Services


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Ranked #4, THE Young University Rankings 2020


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(Ranked #25, 2020 THE Young University Rankings Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50)


#1 in Australia and #6 worldwide for quality education

(2020 THE University Impact Rankings)


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