Master of Financial Planning

Master of Financial Planning

Master degree
18 months
Processing time: eight weeks
Application fee: A$55
Intakes: March, July, November,
International tuition: A$39,400
Domestic tuition: A$27,600

Program overview

Designed to meet the requirements of Australia’s new financial planning standards body, the Master of Financial Planning is designed to provide you with innovative and applied financial planning education solutions by combining ethical decision-making with modern financial advice strategies. The Master of Financial Planning is typically a 12 credit point course but this is dependent on your entry point. The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL) - your professional experience and previous qualifications - which can save you time and money, but may be limited by the FASEA education standards. To complete the Master of Financial Planning, students must attain a total of 12 credit points consisting of 11 credit points of core units and 1 credit points of elective units chosen from a specified list, plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, MAI010 Academic Integrity Module. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete advanced level units and a capstone unit that require them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study and produce applied pieces of research with reference to prevailing literature.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus




Bachelor degree or higher in a Business discipline, or

Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline, plus two years relevant work experience, or

Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.


English language requirements:

IELTS - Overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Career opportunities

The Master of Financial Planning is approved by FASEA, ensuring Deakin students graduate with the right qualification and skills to take advantage of this demand.

Whether you’re currently working in the industry or looking to move into a financial planning role, you’ll be prepared to excel in a variety of positions, including:

financial adviser

insurance adviser

business development manager

superannuation consultant

portfolio analyst

investment banker


claims administrator

compliance manager

risk adviser

Campus location

Melbourne , Australia

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