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Financial Planning courses

Gain practical knowledge in the areas of financial planning, insurance, risk management, taxation, investments and portfolio, superannuation and estate planning. You can study at short course, TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.


Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • business analyst
  • financial planner
  • human resources.


Our financial planning courses are provided by our College of Business and College of Arts.

Short courses 2 courses

Duration: 12 weeks
This skill set is designed for persons who are seeking registration as a business activity statement (BAS) agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).
Duration: 1000 hours
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.

Higher Education diplomas 1 course

Higher education diplomas

Study a one-year specialised diploma, with more focussed academic and English support to better prepare you for success in undergraduate study.

On completion, you will be guaranteed entry into the second year of a nominated bachelor degree.

Duration: 1 year
The Diploma of Business (Enterprise) provides students with the opportunity to prepare for transition into university studies and further studies in the Bachelor of Business (BBNS) and/or for transition to the workforce at entry level.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 2 courses

Duration: 3 years
After a common first year, you'll focus on accounting, banking & finance, event management, financial risk management, human resources, information systems, international hospitality, tourism or trade, management & innovation, marketing, music industry, or supply chain & logistics management.
Duration: 5 years
The Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance) / Bachelor of Laws combines areas to help develop the connections between the fields of law and commerce.

Postgraduate 3 courses

Duration: 1 year
The Graduate Diploma in Business (Finance) provides an opportunity for those without a formal finance background to study postgraduate finance.
Duration: 2 years
Advance your career with a professional business finance qualification that will prepare you to perform in the financial services industry.
Duration: 1.5 years
This course will develop your knowledge and technical skills in finance while keeping a global perspective on understanding the operation of financial markets.

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