Financial Planning

We believe that good planning is key to securing a strong financial future. That’s why we offer FASEA approved financial planning courses at Swinburne.

As a financial planner, you will help clients create wealth and secure their financial future. Our courses will give you the tools you need to provide tailored, professional financial advice while navigating complex financial matters and ever-changing industry regulations.

Your studies will cover the theoretical components of topics such as financial management, taxation, ethics, retirement planning and investments. You will learn how to manage client relationships through group activities, while industry guest speakers will give you real-world insights into a career as a financial planner.

You will graduate ready to join an industry that has seen strong employment growth over the last decade; a trend expected to continue into the future.

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FASEA Bridging Course “Ethics for Professional Advisors”

FASEA have approved Swinburne unit FIN60009 – Ethics, Regulation and Client Management as meeting the requirements of bridging course “Ethics for Professional Advisors”. This essential unit in all postgraduate Financial Planning courses may be studied by itself online or at the Hawthorn Campus.

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FPA Member Scholarship

Current members of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) who are studying a postgraduate course in Financial Planning are eligible for a 15% reduction in tuition fees.

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Professional accreditation

The Financial Advisers Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) has approved Swinburne’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Financial Planning. This includes the Graduate Diploma, Master, Double Master, and the bridging course in ethics (unit FIN60009).

A FASEA approved degree is a mandatory requirement to practice as a financial planner or advisor in Australia.

Swinburne business degrees with a major in financial planning or in accounting and financial planning, and all our postgraduate financial planning courses are also accredited by the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC).

Financial Planning at Swinburne

Whether you’re already a practising financial planner, seeking to switch careers, or are a high-school leaver looking to build your future in this industry, Swinburne has the pathway for you. Explore our courses – from one bridging unit, to full degrees and postgraduate courses.

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The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Work Integrated Learning allows you to gain professional experience as part of your studies at Swinburne. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
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