Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning (FNS60410)
This qualification is ideal for:
- experienced professionals seeking deeper knowledge and insight into financial planning
- individuals wishing to use the qualification as a pathway to further education
The entry requirement for this qualification is completion of the Financial Services units from the core of the Diploma of Financial Planning in the Financial Services Training Package FNS10.
Completion of the sectoral core units and the regulatory unit FNSASIC503ZB - Provide advice in Financial Planning from the Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) in the Financial Services Training Package FNS04.
The entry requirement can be met by evidence of equivalent competency to the above units through recognition of prior learning (RPL).
Upon successful completion, you will be able to:
- explain Australian taxation laws relevant to financial planning clients
- consider basic estate planning concepts when developing client financial plans
- develop a Statement of Advice for clients with complex needs
- provide comprehensive advice in relation to a range of financial services products
- develop expertise in areas of professional practice
To view the competencies you will achieve through successful completion of this qualification, download the Competency List.
Employability Skills are embedded in training and assessment and information relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting the Employability Skills website and keying in the national code for the qualification – FNS60410.
You may be entitled to gain an exemption into this qualification based on your previous study, work experience or a combination of both. To do this you need to submit evidence that demonstrates you have already met the requirements of the subjects through other means, including:
Refer to the Recognition Policy for further information.
There are four compulsory subjects in the Advanced Diploma.
|Taxation and estate planning|
|Advanced financial planning|
|Product Electives (select three): Managed Investments, Margin Lending, Securities and Derivatives *|
*Note: Recognition of prior learning (RPL) will be granted if you can demonstrate competency in any of the specified RG146 Product Electives.
You may enrol into the full qualification or on a subject-by-subject basis depending on your needs. Subjects can be commenced at any time.
Enrol online or
Complete and return an enrolment form^:
|Mail to||GPO Box 9995, Sydney 2001|
|Fax to||1300 137 802|
^ Please note: If you would like to enrol into the elective subject of the Advanced Diploma, please use a separate form, available here.
This qualification is delivered via self-study. Study manuals are available in both hard copy and e-book formats.
These delivery modes are supported by an online learning portal, KapLearn. Through KapLearn you can access additional study resources including supplementary learning modules, media, practice activities and an online tutor.
To gain this qualification you must successfully complete:
2 exams, 3 projects and 1 oral presentation
You will complete fewer assessments tasks if you are eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) for the product elective.
|Taxation and Estate Planning||
|Advanced Financial Planning||
Please see the Assessment Policy for further details.
Duration & timeframes
A typical study commitment is 60 hours per subject and may vary depending on your capacity for study.
Projects and first-sit exams must be completed no later than 12 weeks from enrolment. Should you be deemed ‘Not Yet Competent’ you will be given an additional 4 weeks to resubmit your project or resit your exam.
Advanced Financial Planning oral presentation: The oral presentation can only be completed once the project has been assessed as ‘Competent’. The completion timeframe for the first attempt of your presentation must be no later than 21 weeks from the date on enrolment. If your presentation is deemed as ‘Not Yet Competent’ you will have an additional 2 weeks to complete 1 additional attempt.
To be awarded the qualification you must complete all subjects within 2 years of the initial enrolment.
If you are not able to complete your studies within this time period you may extend your studies by 6 weeks (fees apply).
|Study mode||4 subjects||
**Recognition of prior learning (RPL) will be granted if you can demonstrate competency in any of the specified RG146 Product Electives.
Conditional fees may apply. Please refer to the fees document for additional study-related fees. No GST applicable. Fees valid until 31 December 2013.
Continuing professional development (CPD)
Maintain and enhance your technical knowledge and personal skills with our industry leading CPD programs, including:
- Online – Ontrack
- Short courses
- Print and media-based – PDsessions
- Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF) program
- Accredited Listed Products (ASX ALPA) program