Diploma of Financial Planning

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  • Duration:
    12 months self-paced
  • Start date:
    Anytime - start today!
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    Monarch Institute (RTO 22530)
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  • Career Outcomes:
    Financial Broker | Financial Planner | Insurance Broker | Credit Officer | Insurance Investigator | View All

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Providing up-to-date insights into the financial services sector, this Diploma of Financial Planning (FNS50615) is an excellent introduction to the professional requirements of a financial planner. 

On completion of all course modules, you will be qualified to provide personal advice and general advice to clients across key areas of financial planning including managed investments, securities, derivatives, superannuation and insurance, also known as RG146 Tier 1 financial advice. You must be issued with a Letter of Authority from an Australian Financial Services Licence Holder (AFSL) in order to provide advice in a professional capacity.

Launch your career in financial planning with Monarch Institute


There are no formal entry requirements for this course; anyone can apply!

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.

In this financial planning course, the units of competency you may study include:

Core units

  • FNSASICZ503 – Provide advice in financial planning
  • FNSFPL501 – Comply with financial planning practice ethical and operational guidelines and regulations
  • FNSFPL502 – Conduct financial planning analysis and research
  • FNSFPL503 – Develop and prepare financial plan
  • FNSFPL504 – Implement financial plan
  • FNSFPL505 – Review financial plans and provide ongoing service
  • FNSFPL506 – Determine client financial requirements and expectations
  • FNSINC401 – Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
  • BSBITU402 – Develop and use complex spreadsheets

Elective units

  • FNSASICT503 – Provide advice in managed investments
  • FNSASICW503 – Provide advice in securities
  • FNSASICU503 – Provide advice in superannuation
  • FNSASICX503 – Provide advice in life insurance
  • FNSIAD501 – Provide appropriate services, advice and products to clients FNSINC501 – Conduct product research to support recommendations
  • FNSCUS505 – Determine client requirements and expectations
  • FNSCUS506 – Record and implement client instructions
  • FNSFMK502 – Analyse financial market products for clients*
  • FNSFMK503 – Advise clients on financial risk*
  • FNSASICM503 – Provide Tier 1 personal advice in life insurance
  • FNSASICV503 – Provide advice in derivatives

* These units are prerequisites for FNSASICW503 & FNSASICV503

RG146 Self managed super fund (SMSF) elective units

  • FNSSMS501 – Invest self-managed superannuation funds assets
  • FNSSMS505 – Support trustee in the selection and performance monitoring of outsourced services
  • FNSSMS601 – Provide advice in self-managed superannuation funds
  • FNSSMS602 – Apply taxation requirements when advising in self-managed superannuation funds
  • FNSSMS603 – Apply legislative and operational requirements to advising in self-managed superannuation funds

Monarch Institute specialises in providing innovative, engaging courses with a focus getting you ready to work in the real world. Courses are designed by industry experts and delivered by professionals who continue to lead in their fields.

Monarch Institute has trained over 10,000 students across a range of nationally recognised and accredited courses. With Monarch, you’ll benefit from direct trainer support and trainers with the latest industry experience, and are available whenever you need them.

Students graduate with a distinct competitive advantage because respected employers help shape the courses. The four largest employers of Monarch graduates are the Commonwealth Bank, NAB, Deloitte and the ANZ Bank.

With Monarch Institute, you’ll get a different experience. You'll get the skills that employers really want, flexibility to study in a style to suit you, and unrivalled support that is delivered with care.

Monarch Institute prides itself on encouraging and supporting students to meet their educational goals. Whether you choose to study in the classroom or online, you will be supported by a range of professionals who are committed to helping you succeed. All course materials have been designed with access and equity issues in mind, and assessment techniques reflect the needs of multiple learning styles.

Monarch provides an array of services for students, including personal, educational and vocational counselling services; disability assistance; language, literacy and numeracy assistance; and student welfare and guidance services. It also offers services for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students and students with disabilities or special needs in order to support them in meeting their learning goals.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Financial Planning (FNS50615) from Monarch Institute.

This course qualifies you to provide RG146 Tier 1 financial advice, meaning you can provide both general and personal advice. A wide variety of employment opportunities are open to qualified individuals in banks, fund managers, investment platform providers, superannuation funds, stock brokers, credit unions, accounting practices, financial planning practices, mortgage broking businesses, insurance firms, business brokers and real estate agencies.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Monarch Institute offers two easy payment alternatives:

Pay upfront and save!
Pay for your full qualification upfront to receive a substantial discount. Total online course cost: $1,535

Pay as you go
Enrol in each unit individually to pay as you study.

Government funding is also available to residents of Victoria. Enquire now to find out if you’re eligible.

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