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Financial Planning, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #295 (QS) South Perth, Australia| Online
This Financial Planning program from University of South Australia is approved by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) and will equip you with the educational requirements to practice as a qualified financial planner.
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Degree overview

  • Study at the No.1 Business School in South Australia for graduate careers.
  • Join a university ranked in the Top 150 institutions in the world for Accounting and Finance.
  • Meet the educational requirements to practice as a qualified financial planner.
  • Explore how to prepare detailed financial plans which meet legal and regulatory requirements, and develop skills in personal budgeting, superannuation and retirement planning, financial risk management and estate planning.
  • This Financial Planning program from University of South Australia helps you gain practical skills with software commonly used in the financial planning industry.
  • Access our state-of-the-art IRESS Trading Room on campus, which features the same technology used by the world’s leading banks and investment firms.
  • Fast-track your studies and complete an undergraduate degree and masters degree in just four years with our 3+1 Pathway to Masters package.
  • The University of South Australia Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2019.

Career outcomes

Your career

As the No.1 Business School in South Australia for graduate careers1, our quality teaching and experiences beyond the classroom will ensure you graduate career-ready.

The financial services industry is one of the leading sectors in the Australian economy and plays a key role in facilitating the productive flow of funds between industries, companies and people.

Between now and 2020 the availability of finance-related roles in Australia is expected to increase by:

  • 19 per cent (financial brokers and dealers, and investment advisers)
  • 21.9 per cent (financial investment advisers and managers)
  • 11 per cent (insurance agents and sales representatives)2

Careers to consider:

  • Estate planner: developing strategies to manage assets during life and post mortem; assisting to prepare valid wills and trusts; administering deceased estates
  • Insurance broker: providing professional financial advice about insurance matters; advising on levels of insurance cover; managing risk and compensation claims; negotiating with other parties
  • Investment adviser: providing professional financial advice on investment matters including the buying and selling of shares, property and other assets; establishment of trusts; analysing available data and information to provide personal investment recommendations
  • Qualified financial planner or adviser: helping clients to meet short-term and long-term financial goals; assisting with legal and financial documents, financial laws and regulatory requirements; advising on personal investments and security planning, estate planning, tax planning, employee benefits planning and insurance planning
  • Superannuation consultant: providing professional financial advice regarding superannuation products and funds to best meet new customer/member needs; educating and engaging members across superannuation related services; offering end-to-end resolutions of complex enquiries 

You could find yourself working at financial institutions, investment banks, superannuation funds, insurance funds, financial planning practices, advisory businesses and regional banks locally or overseas, or in specialist finance teams across a range of organisations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • If you require a student visa, you will need to allow additional time to apply for a student visa.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Business 
  • Quantitative Methods for Business 
  • Principles of Economics 
  • Personal Finance 
  • Business Law 
  • Career Development for Professionals 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements


  • Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent
  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or
  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32600 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth Supported


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