FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning

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Course description

The Diploma of Financial Planning is widely considered the 'minimum entry requirement' for students entering the financial services industry. In line with Regulatory Guide 146 (RG 146), it is a requirement of the corporate regulator that financial planners complete the minimum skills and knowledge components of the Diploma of Financial Planning before receiving authorisation to provide personal advice in the areas of investment planning, superannuation and insurance with consideration for the client's needs and risk profile.

Students will learn how to conduct financial planning analysis and research while complying with financial planning practice ethical and operational guidelines and regulations.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Critical Thinking

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different solutions for a problem.

Economics and Accounting

Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

Law and Government

How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

Mathematics

Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

Outcomes

This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Financial Planner$1,340 weekly pay
Financial Advisor$1,340 weekly pay
Small Business Financial Advisor$1,350 weekly pay
Insurance Consultant$1,250 weekly pay
Insurance Broker$1,350 weekly pay
Superannuation Consultant$1,400 weekly pay
Superannuation Specialist$1,550 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Fund Manager$1,550 weekly pay
Investment Advisor$1,400 weekly pay
Financial Analyst$1,450 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

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