Degree details

Help individuals grow and manage their wealth. Griffith's Master of Financial Planning is designed to launch and advance the career of the modern financial advisor. From superannuation and retirement planning, to investments and tax advice - this degree equips you with the knowledge and skills to advise individuals and small businesses on financial matters. You will learn about financial markets, investments, risk management, taxation, retirement and estate planning, and behavioural finance. With Griffith, you’ll be able to connect with a virtual community of like-minded professionals to deepen your learning experience, expand your professional network, and prepare you for an increasingly globalised and competitive financial market sector.

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.

Professional recognition

The Master of Financial Planning is accredited by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). Graduates will be eligible for admission to the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Australia’s Certified Financial Planner® Certification Program; membership with the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and membership with the Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) Association.

Higher education

Hold related Bachelor degree (or higher) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale)
hold a Griffith Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (or equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale).

Students with a Griffith Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning will receive 40 credit points of advanced standing.

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

At Griffith, our financial planning degrees are designed for flexibility so you can balance study with your current job, family commitments and social life. You can study full-time or part-time, at Nathan campus or online. With our accelerated online degrees, you can study part-time and still fast-track your Master of Financial Planning. Each course runs for six weeks so you can focus on one at a time. With six intakes every year, you can start virtually whenever you're ready.

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

12 teaching periods part-time.

Award Requirements

To be eligible for the award of Master of Financial Planning (MFinPlan), a student must acquire 120 credit points for the prescribed courses.