Course name: Diploma of Financial Planning 


Campus: Sydney

Qualification Information

This qualification is for financial planners who provide a range of standard financial planning services and individuals providing specialist para-planning services. 

Individuals in these roles require well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base of the financial planning sector and the ASIC regulatory framework. Individuals in these roles have autonomy in performing technical operations, apply solutions to a range of often complex problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They apply initiative to plan, coordinate and evaluate their own work and provide guidance to others.

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Course Briefing

NTIS Code: FNS50615

CRICOS Course Code: 086454C

Name of Qualification

Diploma of Financial Planning

Delivery Mode

70% classroom and 30% online

Duration

52 Weeks, including 12 weeks term breaks

Tuition Fees

AUD$9,000

Enrolment Fees (non-refundable)

AUD$300

Material Fees (non-refundable)

AUD$500

If Diploma/Advanced Diploma, is year 12 (or equivalent) required for entry?

YES

Total curriculum hours (including practicum) required to complete the course:

800

Is the course delivered full-time?

Yes

Training Arrangements

2 days classroom and 1 day online

Packaging Rules

Students must complete a total of 15 units (including 9 core units and 6 elective units) for the award of this qualification.

Following units of competency are offered in this qualification:

Unit Code

Unit Name

Core/ Elective

FNSFPL501

Comply with financial practice ethical and operational guidelines and regulations

Core

FNSFPL502

Conduct financial planning analysis and research

Core

FNSFPL503

Develop and prepare financial plan

Core

FNSFPL504

Implement financial plan

Core

FNSFPL505

Review financial plans and provide ongoing service

Core

FNSFPL506

Determine client financial requirements and expectations

Core

FNSASICZ503*

Provide advice in financial planning

Core

FNSINC401

Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

Core

BSBITU402

Develop and use complex spreadsheet

Core

FNSIAD501

Provide appropriate services, advice and product to clients

Elective

FNSINC501

Conduct product research to support recommendations

Elective

FNSCUS506

Record and implement client instructions

Elective

FNSCUS505

Determine client requirements and expectations

Elective

FNSASICU503*

Provide advice in superannuation

Elective

FNSASICX503*

Provide advice in life insurance

Elective

Note: * This unit has pre-requisite unit requirements as outlined below. This has been taken into consideration when the delivery sequence table has been developed.

*FNSASICZ503 Provide advice in financial planning

  • FNSFPL501 Comply with financial practice ethical and operational guidelines and regulations
  • FNSFPL502 Conduct financial planning analysis and research
  • FNSFPL503 Develop and prepare financial plan
  • FNSFPL504 Implement financial plan
  • FNSFPL505 Review financial plans and provide ongoing service

*FNSASICU503 Provide advice in Superannuation

*FNSASICX503 Provide advice in Life Insurance

  • FNSINC501 Conduct product research to support recommendations
  • FNSIAD501 Provide appropriate services, advice and product to clients
  • FNSCUS505 Determine client requirements and expectations
  • FNSCUS506 Record and implement client instructions

Vocational Outcomes

The FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning is identified as a suitable qualification for the following occupations in demand including: bank and fund managers, stock brokers, investment platform providers, positions within investment research houses, credit unions and superannuation funds, accounting practices, financial planning practices, mortgage broking businesses, insurance firms, business brokers and real estate agencies.

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal pre-requisites for entry to this qualification, students must have sufficient literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course. Students are also required to have a basic knowledge of computers i.e. used a computer with a Windows environment.

International students must:

  • Be of a minimum of 18 years of age, and
  • Have completed Certificate IV level qualification from the Financial Services Training Package FNS15 or equivalent, and
  • Provide evidence of English Level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  • All students must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test at the time of enrolment in the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

  • Students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or for Credit Transfer for this qualification, and all students will be offered this option upon enrolment into the course.
  • An RPL guide and application package is available upon request.

Assessment Methods

A range of assessment and evidence gathering methods and techniques are used including 2 – 4 or more methods for each unit of competency. For this course, methods include:

  • Written questions and tests
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Case studies
  • Projects, assignments and research tasks
  • Roleplays, simulations and presentations

Pathways from the qualification

On successful completion of this qualification students may choose to undertake studies in any of the other Advanced Diplomas in the Finance Services Training Package for various specialisations or an Advanced Diploma in a related field.

A further learning pathway could be studies in relevant higher education programs. Students should establish relevant qualifications and any credit arrangements that may apply in order to make appropriate elective choices in this qualification.

Note: For more information regarding this qualification, please contact APEI marketing department through info@apei.edu.au.


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