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Changes to professional standards set by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) will have a significant impact on new and existing financial planners.

Under new education standards, people looking to start their career as a financial planner will need to study a FASEA-approved degree from January 2019, while existing financial planners will need to complete a FASEA-approved degree by 2024 in order to continue practising. 

Within the context of a changing landscape, we’ll provide you with the most up-to-date information on FASEA’s new education requirements. With the help of our expert academics and industry connections, we’ve collated everything you need know about your financial planning degree.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, applications are open only for our Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning). If you’re interested in studying our postgraduate options, you can make an enquiry and we’ll keep you up to date when applications open. ENQUIRE NOW

UniSA Online offers the following Financial Planning degrees

Choose your level of study

UniSA Online offers the following Financial Planning study options

UNDERGRADUATE MODE OF STUDY START DATE
diploma-certificate-graduate-degree Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) 100% Online Jan, Apr, Jul, Sep
POSTGRADUATE MODE OF STUDY START DATE
diploma-certificate-graduate-degree Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning 100% Online 2020
diploma-certificate-graduate-degree Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning 100% Online 2020

UNDERGRADUATE

Mode of study:
100% Online
Start date:
Jan, Apr, Jul, Sep

POSTGRADUATE

Mode of study:
100% Online
Start date:
Jan, Apr, Jul, Sep

POSTGRADUATE

Mode of study:
100% Online
Start date:
Jan, Apr, Jul, Sep

What study option is right for me?

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Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)

Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning

Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning

Master of Finance (Financial Planning)

Who is this degree for?

New entrant into the industry with no experience. New entrant into the industry with a relevant degree.
Existing adviser with a non-relevant degree.
Existing adviser with no degree.
Existing adviser with a relevant degree and CFP certification (and is only required to do complete bridging courses to meet FASEA requirements).
New entrants into the industry with no degree and looking for a pathway into a Masters degree.
New entrants into the industry with a bachelor degree or higher, or completed a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning.

FASEA approved degree

Yes - tick To be confirmed No - cross Yes - tick

Duration

3 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) 12 months full-time
(or part-time equivalent)
6 months full-time
(or part-time equivalent)
2 years full-time (or part time equivalent). Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning can complete in 1.5 years. Refer to website for full details.

100% online

Yes - tick Yes - tick Yes - tick Yes - tick
(Offered through UniSA Business School)

Credit offered

Yes - tick Yes - tick Yes - tick Yes - tick

Why Study On Demand?

Our 100% online, career-focused degrees give you full control and ultimate flexibility over your study.

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Study 100% online

There’s no need to come onto campus. All your course content and assessments are fully online.

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Designed specifically for online learning

Experience interactive and media-rich course material designed specifically for online learning.

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Support 7 days a week

Get personalised support when you need it – including on weeknights and on weekends.

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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

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 2024 in order to continue practising.

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