Diploma of Financial Planning

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  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Maximum 54 weeks

  • Start date:

    Anytime - start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Kaplan Professional (RTO 90116)

  • Course fee:

    Price may vary

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

Keen to kick-start a career in the financial services industry? Kaplan Professional’s comprehensive online FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning course equips you with the essential skills and knowledge to prepare you for professional success.

The  FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning combines introductory specialist knowledge and financial planning skills to prepare individuals for entry into the financial planning industry. This program also provides a pathway into the Kaplan Professional Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning.

Each subject offers relevant, practice-based assessments to encourage progressive learning and the development of technical, interpersonal and client engagement skills, allowing individuals to build their knowledge and skills as they move through the course.


There are no minimum education requirements, however, it is strongly recommended that applicants have a strong grasp of language, literacy, numeracy and computing skills.

What You’ll Learn

In this finance course, the subjects you may study include:

  •  IFP: Introduction to finance principles – optional (this subject is separate to the diploma and is recommend for those who are new to the industry)
  • DFP 1 – Financial planning fundamentals 
  • DFP 2 – Insurance and risk protection
  • DFP 3 – Superannuation and retirement planning
  • DFP 4 – Securities and managed investments (separate to the Diploma qualification)


Why study with Kaplan Professional?

Kaplan Professional is a leading provider of education in financial services and real estate. Kaplan Professional’s internationally renowned programs, personalised study experiences, flexible learning options and range of industry partners, all make them highly respected and distinguished.

Kaplan Professional offers a range of professional qualifications and provides learning solutions to 45,000 people a year. Whether you want to undertake a Certificate, Diploma or Masters, Kaplan Professional has the right course to get you where you want to go!

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Student Support

Kaplan Professional aim to make your learning journey as seamless as possible and have put together a student services team to assist and help you out if any challenges come up.

Student support representatives will be on hand to answer questions around the system, login and password queries, explaining processes around assessments etc., and to offer advice around study pathways and subject selection.

There’s also an ‘Ask the Tutor’ forum where you can direct questions regarding your studies to subject matter experts.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Individuals who successfully complete DFP 1, DFP 2 and DFP 3 will be awarded theFNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning qualification. A Statement of Attainment will be awarded on successful completion of DFP 4 Securities and Managed Investments.

Individuals who complete this qualification will attain the essential skills and knowledge required to enter the financial services industry.

In addition, you’ll also be eligible for direct entry into Kaplan Professional’s industry-renowned Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning, which will help you prepare for the new professional standards and education requirements by providing you with a seamless pathway to a Master of Financial Planning.

How Much Will It Cost?

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The full fee for this course is $1,995. Individual subjects are $585 (GST exempt) each.

The subject, Introduction to Finance Principles is provided at no additional cost.