Degree details

Through this degree you will gain the technical capabilities required to integrate and apply theoretical and technical financial planning knowledge in areas such as financial markets, taxation, risk management, retirement and superannuation, estate planning and behavioural finance. You will also develop the professional skills required to communicate financial advice and ideas in complex collaborative contexts involving finance and investment professionals and clients. You will also have the opportunity to gain practical work experience and career skills development as part of your study that will help you graduate with added skills sought by employers.

Career opportunities exist in the financial services industry (namely, banks, funds management and financial planning companies) in various roles including client services officers, business development, client administration officers and trainee para-planners.

Secondary education

An OP of 15, a Selection Rank of 66 or an ATAR score of 61.85*.
Prequisite: English (4SA).

* These scores/rankings apply to this program for 2019. Until this information is updated in early 2020, applications will continue to be assessed using the requirements listed above as a guide. Please contact us for further information.

English Proficiency Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English.

On campus requirements

This degree is offered online, full or part-time across three trimesters offering you the flexibility to fit your study around your life.

Some courses are also offered on campus at Nathan, Logan and Gold Coast. You may choose to study courses at other campuses.

To complete this program students will require access to high speed internet, modern computing facilities with specified hardware (web camera, microphone, digital recording capability, iPad).

There are work-integrated learning activities through the program. Students must be eligible to work in Australia.

Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website:

Credit transfer

Recommended Study Pattern

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time.

Award Requirements

For the award of Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice (BAppFinA), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses and 40 credit points of listed or free-choice electives.