Master of Financial Planning

  • Qualification:

    Postgraduate, Master's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 years part-time

  • Start date:

    6 intakes a year, enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

Course Rundown

Help others achieve their financial goals and build an in-demand skillset with this accelerated online Master of Financial Planning from Griffith University.

Specifically designed for the challenges and opportunities facing modern financial advisors, this degree enables you to excel in the challenging world of modern financial regulations. Adhering to the strict standards of the Financial Planning Association of Australia and the Financial Planning Education Council, Griffith University ensures its finance degree focuses strongly on sustainability in financial management, giving your clients confidence in your practice.

Covering a wide range of topics, this degree will train you in business and corporate law, taxation, wealth management, behavioural finance, estate planning, financial market analysis and risk management, ensuring you graduate with a diverse range of relevant, in-demand skills.

Equipping you with the skills required to manage and grow the wealth of individuals and companies, this degree enhances your professional skillset and offers you an opportunity to build your career. Delivered 100% online, this degree remains flexible, while taking advantage of modern digital interaction technology to ensure your learning experience is comprehensive and rewarding.


To be eligible to study this degree, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

An alternative entry pathway exists for applicants who have not completed a bachelor degree. If you complete the Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning with a minimum GPA of 4.0 you may continue to the Master of Financial Planning.

Depending on the nature of your previous experience, you may be eligible to receive credit towards your degree for previous study in a related area.

What You’ll Learn

In this financial planning degree, the courses you will study are:

  • Financial Planning Fundamentals
  • Financial Markets
  • Income Tax Law
  • Personal Risk Management
  • Applied Financial Planning
  • Retirement and Estate Planning
  • Investments
  • Applied Taxation
  • Behavioural Finance and Wealth Management
  • Principles of Business and Corporations Law
  • Case Studies in Financial Planning
  • Professionalism in Financial Services

Why study with Griffith University?

Considered a pioneer in tertiary education since starting in 1975, Griffith University has since become one of Australia’s leading online education providers, and have ranked in the top 3% of universities from around the world.

Since entering the realm of online education over 20 years ago, the globally recognised institution has reinvented the way thousands of students learn with their accelerated online courses. Griffith University offers innovative teaching methods to get you qualified sooner in finance, law, business, marketing and more.

Student Support

Griffith University offers each accelerated online student a dedicated advisor who will support you throughout your entire educational journey. Your advisor will be available for guidance or to respond to any queries via email, Skype or telephone. As a Griffith University accelerated online student, you'll also be able to access services including career development, counselling and disability support.

Meet loads of like-minded students via Griffith's interactive digital learning community, and receive technical assistance whenever you need it with 24/7 support.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Financial Planning from Griffith University.

In an increasingly regulated world, the correct training and qualifications are essential. With this qualification, you’ll be able to confidently and competently offer financial advice to individuals and small businesses. You may choose to join a financial management firm, or work on your own – regardless, this course ensures you’re prepared for the shifting landscape and regulatory changes within the financial planning industry.

This degree is accredited by the Financial Planning Education Council.

If you choose not to complete the entire Master of Financial Planning, you may be eligible to graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning or a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning from Griffith University.

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through FEE-HELP.

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.