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Our Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, and bridging courses within our Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning have been approved by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). As a graduate, you'll leave with the essential educational requirements to practice as a financial planner under new Australian regulations.

Whether you’re an experienced financial adviser or looking to make a career change, your degree is an opportunity to sharpen your technical ability, legal knowledge and industry expertise.

Aside from learning new and relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice, you’ll also enhance your skills in building and managing client relationships that will allow you to grow and pursue opportunities for your business and career.

Your course content and assessments are 100% online, making it an extremely flexible option if you wish to continue working while you study. If you have a relevant degree, you may also be eligible to apply for credit, which means you could potentially finish your degree sooner, saving you both time and money.

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100% online
No need to come onto campus


Credit for past study
Fast track your degree


Flexible study options
Work while you study


24/7 access
to online learning resources


Support 7 days a week
Get help when you need it

Why study with UniSA Online?


Use your degree as a pathway into the Financial Planning Association of Australia’s (FPA) CFP® Certification Program.


Learn how to prepare financial plans and develop skills in personal budgeting, superannuation and retirement planning, financial risk management and estate planning.


Use XPLAN, the most widely used financial planning software in Australia.


The University of South Australia Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2018.
(UniSA Business School is one of 176 business schools globally to be accredited by EQUIS, from a total pool of 16,521, AACSB, May 2017)


Join a university ranked in the top 150 institutions in the world for Accounting and Finance
(2017 QS subject rankings)

Other Financial Planning study options

Having a recognised qualification is now more important than ever for a successful career in financial planning. People looking to start their career as a financial adviser will need to study an FASEA approved degree from 2019. If you’re currently working in financial planning, you’ll need to meet FASEA’s new education requirements by 2026 in order to continue practising.

Download the UniSA Financial Planning brochure (PDF, 752 KB) for more information.

UniSA offers a range of other Financial Planning degrees that can be studied off-campus. Note: some on-campus study may be required.