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Master of Financial Planning

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; complete within 8 years

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    The University of Notre Dame

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What you'll learn

About this course

Delivered in conjunction with the University of Notre Dame, this Master of Financial Planning course will give you complex financial planning skills and best-practice knowledge of the financial services industry.

If you're looking to gain specialist skills in financial panning, this online master's program delivered by Mentor Education will allow you to choose from a range of electives and undertake a research project to solidify your skills in your chosen field. You will be encouraged to develop a strong knowledge of foundational financial planning topics, as well as an advanced understanding of a specialist area of expertise.

Designed for both experienced financial advisors with five years' experience, or those with a bachelor degree looking to transition to the financial advisory world, this program will give you a thorough strategic overview of financial planning.


There are no prerequisites for this course; however, standard entry requirements for admission include:

  • An ATAR of 70, or equivalent, obtained within the last five years; OR
  • Successful completion of a Certificate IV qualification or higher from a recognised provider; OR
  • A minimum of two units within a bachelor degree from another university; OR
  • Students that are over 20 years of age as of 1 March in the year of admission must sit a Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) and receive a score of 150 for both the multiple choice component and the written English component; OR
  • Successful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) or Foundation Year (FY).

Areas of study

In this financial planning course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Ethics in professional life
  • Financial planning fundamentals
  • Risk management fundamentals
  • Retirement and estate planning
  • Investment planning fundamentals
  • Applied investment planning
  • Financial markets
  • Case studies in financial planning
  • Income tax law
  • Applied taxation
  • Advanced economics
  • Research project
Mentor Education is one of Australia’s leading RG146 compliance training providers for the financial services industry. By specialising exclusively in this field of training, Mentor is able to focus on delivering professional development courses of the highest quality. Thanks to their flexible delivery options, you can complete a nationally recognised qualification in financial planning entirely online, and without disrupting your career. Take advantage of Mentor Education’s long-standing industry reputation and commitment to ongoing professional development by enquiring about a course today.
As a student of Mentor Education, you’ll receive access to an experienced financial adviser Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm by telephone and email, so you’re always assured of timely feedback and assistance.

Students of this program will also benefit from complementary inclusion of Mentor Education’s Career Pathway Program. This comprehensive suite of career-building tools includes a 12-month professional development subscription, association membership and regular updates on industry news and events.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Financial Planning from the University of Notre Dame.

Depending on your chosen area of expertise, you will be able to pursue a range of specialist career paths within the financial planning industry. You will have the skills and knowledge to be able to advise clients with broad and complex financial needs.

This award is pending accreditation by the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Curious about where a career in finance could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Financial Broker
  • Financial Planner
  • Insurance Broker
  • Credit Officer
  • Insurance Investigator
  • Financial Advisor
  • Taxation Advisor

Payment options & support

Finance options

Upfront payment is required in full, at the time of enrolment. Credit cards accepted.

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