AFA Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP)

The Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP) is the AFA’s professional designation and is designed for both salaried and self-employed advisers who are seeking to enhance their professional reputation and business performance. The Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP) designation provides a comprehensive and innovative learning framework for helping you achieve your career aspirations. The designation balances post-graduate academic rigour with high-value applied practice development.

Practical knowledge areas and business projects of the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner will challenge and redefine how you think about higher education for financial advisers. A successful adviser combines technical expertise, excellent communication skills and business acumen.

  • Entry Requirements
      • An Undergraduate Degree, or
      • A related* Advanced Diploma, or
      • A related* Diploma plus related industry experience

      Above are the minimum education requirements for entry into AFA Designations.

      The qualifications listed as minimum education requirements must be from a recognised Higher Education provider, including those listed on the Country Education Profiles (CEPs) qualification recognition tool provided by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

      *You will be required to provide Kaplan Professional with documents supporting that you meet the requirements for entry into the course. Please review the Provision of Entry Requirement Documents PDF for more information.

  • Important Dates
    • Next available intake

      Study Period 5, 2021 important dates  
      Enrolments open Now
      KapLearn opens (early access) 2 August 2021
      Early access to assessments 16 August 2021
      Study period commences 30 August 2021
      Assessment dates Click here >
      Enrolments close / Census 15 September 2021
      Study period ends 19 November 2021

      Code Title Type Type of Assessment
      FNSINC301 Work effectively in the financial services industry Core Exam, Assignment
      FNSILF403 Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of products and services used by the life insurance sector Core Assignment
      FNSILF401 Contribute to the life risk underwriting process Elective Exam, Assignment
      FNSISV402 Underwrite new business Elective Assignment
      FNSCUS301 Respond to customer enquiries Elective Assignment
      FNSCUS403 Deliver a professional service to customers Elective Assignment
      FNSCUS402 Resolve disputes Elective Exam
      BSBCMM301 Process customer complaints Elective Exam
      FNSILF502 Underwrite complex medical risks Elective Assignment
      FNSILF503 Underwrite complex non-medical risks Elective Assignment
      FNSILF405 Receive and evaluate life insurance claims Elective Assignment
      FNSISV406 Use specialist terminology in insurance claims Elective Assignment
      FNSISV407 Use medical terminology in an insurance context Elective Assignment


      For a full list of annual study period dates, click here >

  • Subject Availability
    •  2021

      Subjects Study Period 1 – Study Period 6 2021
      AFA 1 – Business Strategy for Financial Advisers
      AFA 2 – Client Experience Strategy
      AFA 3 – Advanced Advice Solutions
      AFA 4 – Professional Conduct and Governance for Financial Advisers
  • Pathways
    • Master of Financial Planning Pathways

      Designed and developed in partnership with industry professionals, Kaplan Professional’s Master of Financial Planning is a purpose-built, completely financial planning-oriented qualification specifically designed for the adviser of the future.

      As the AFA’s principal education partner, Kaplan Professional has developed clear pathways for individuals to attain both the Master of Financial Planning and the FChFP designation by building on knowledge gained through previous education and skills attained while working within the financial planning industry.

      Kaplan Professional is currently reviewing the pathways to attain a degree and a designation as a result of the recent FASEA announcement.

  • Subject Outlines
  • Duration
    • 12 weeks per unit. Maximum timeframe for completion is 2 years from enrolment date.

  • Assessments
  • Exemptions
    • Exemptions may be granted based on previous academic qualifications and professional accreditation. Previous qualifications must be at a post-graduate level.  Click here for more information.

  • Fees
    • Fees Price
      Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP) – Full designation (incl. AFA1, AFA2, AFA3, AFA4) $4,320
      Chartered Life Practitioner (ChLP) – Full designation (incl. AFA1, AFA2, AFA3, AFA4) $4,320
      Individual Subject Fee $1,200
      Certification Fee (compulsory fee on initial enrolment) $375
      Higher Education Exemptions application $295
      Re-enrolment – If a participant has made an attempt at both of the assessments and has failed either one or both $600*
      Re-enrolment – If a participant has not made an attempt at either one or both of the assessments $840*
      Automatic Exemptions No Fee
      Re-mark fee (excludes multiple choice) $150*
      Late withdrawal fee $300*

      * Fee per subject

  • Policies & Forms
  • Terms & Conditions