Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning

Your first step to a Master of Financial Planning.

Our accelerated online Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning will offer formal recognition of your career success to date. Plus, you can use it as a direct pathway into our accelerated online Master of Financial Planning.

Whether you choose to continue in your career path or advance to the accelerated online Master of Financial Planning, this program will build the solid financial foundation you need to help individuals grow and manage their wealth.

Program summary

Our Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning provides a solid introduction to Financial Planning, from Tax Law to Risk Management. It has been designed to be completed in as little as 8 months part-time, all while you work.

Courses in the program

Our Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning consists of four courses that can be completed in eight months.

  • Financial Planning Fundamentals
  • Financial Markets
  • Income Tax Law
  • Personal Risk Management

Career outcomes for graduates

Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to continue your studies with Griffith’s accelerated online Master of Financial Planning or exit with a solid foundation in financial planning.

The program prepares you for your first steps in financial planning, financial operations and systems, main taxation revenue raising techniques and personal risk management (life, personal, health and personal credit). No matter what your experience or career aspirations are, you’ll gain access to Griffith’s range of industry events with our extensive partnership network.

Entry requirements

No degree? No worries. To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning you’ll need to have a minimum of five years equivalent full-time relevant work experience and evidence of formal or informal training in financial services. No undergraduate degree is required.

At Griffith, we value and recognise the work you’ve done to get where you are – that’s why we take into account your previous study or professional background. Depending on the nature of your experience, you may be eligible to receive credit towards your degree for previous studies in a related area.

Program code3332
Duration8 months part-time
Teaching periodsJanuary, March, May, July, August and October
Program fee*$12,750 (Domestic students), $15,000 (International students)
*Based on 2019 rates

Contact us

To find out more call us on 1300 057 905 (9 – 5:30 pm AEDT, weekdays) or complete the form and one of our Enrolment Advisors will give you a call.