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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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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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