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Designed to meet the requirements of Australia’s new financial planning standards body, the Master of Financial Planning trains you to provide innovative financial planning solutions by combining ethical decision-making with modern financial advice strategies.
The Master of Financial Planning is typically a 12 credit point course but this is dependent on your entry point. The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL) - your professional experience and previous qualifications - which can save you time and money, but may be limited by the FASEA education standards.
To complete the Master of Financial Planning, students must attain a total of 12 credit points consisting of 11 credit points of core units and 1 credit points of elective units chosen from a specified list, plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point units, MAI010 Academic Integrity and MAA071 Pre-Term: Getting to Grips with Postgraduate Study. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete advanced level units and a capstone unit that require them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study and produce applied pieces of research with reference to prevailing literature.
Students are required to meet the University’s academic progress and conduct requirements.