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Introduction to Financial planning

Are you a natural planner with a talent for numbers and a passion for helping people? Channel your focus into a financial planning career and drive individuals, businesses or major organisations towards financially sound decisions.

Take the leap with a course in financial planning through Open Universities Australia. We’re here to help you find and enrol in courses that are delivered online by leading Australian universities.

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University of South Australia


Business Finance

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 16 Sep 2024

Griffith University


Financial Planning 1

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 15 Jul 2024

University of Tasmania


Financial Planning

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 22 Jul 2024

Curtin University

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 26 Aug 2024

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Online financial planning degrees

Griffith University


Master of Financial Planning

Equip yourself for growth

Learn to grow the wealth of others while you grow your own career. Become a master in planning for the ultimate financial success of your clients – from superannuation to retirement, investment, tax advice and more.

100% online

Approx. 1.5 years full time or part time equivalent

University of Tasmania


Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

Become confident in providing compliant advice

Graduate as a financial planner who feels assured in giving compliant financial advice. Hone your knowledge in planning and para-panning services, different financial products and meeting various clients’ needs.

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

Southern Cross University

An accredited financial services specialisation

Learn how to thrive in the interconnected business world of finance. You’ll study financial planning, business law, risk management, and more. Get to know the tools of business financial management. Join the booming financial services sector.

Online & on-campus

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Swinburne University of Technology

Update and affirm your financial planning knowledge

Refresh your financial planning foundational skills. You’ll revisit superannuation, insurance, investments, and more. Learn to manage and strengthen your client relationships. Build trust. Reflect on ethical principles.

100% online

8 months full time or part time equivalent

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What you'll learn in a financial planning course

Whether you’re new to financial planning or come from a strong background in the space, studying a financial planner course can help you take the next step in a rewarding career.

As an undergraduate student, you’ll explore the foundations of business and finance, so you can understand clients' financial goals and then research the best ways to get them there. As a postgraduate student, you’ll build on this knowledge at a more advanced level, which can give you the experience you need to meet new regulatory requirements or progress to a management role.

Get ready to develop your skills in areas such as:

  • personal financial planning
  • risk management and insurance
  • Australian tax law
  • investment planning
  • insurance planning
  • superannuation and retirement planning.

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