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The Kaplan Professional Diploma of Financial Planning FNS50615 qualification develops the essential skills and knowledge required to step up in your career and build on your existing knowledge.
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Therefore, if an individual completes the learning and assessment, and the resubmission time in every subject is granted, the duration will be 48 weeks. For those individuals completing the ‘new to industry’ subject, the duration will be 54 weeks.
Individuals who require the Diploma of Financial Planning FNS50615 qualification and optional Introduction to Finance Principles subject, must complete within two years of their initial enrolment date.
The subject breakdown for this course is below:
The amount of training for the subjects DFP1 Financial Planning Fundamentals and DFP3 Superannuation and Retirement Planning may be up to 20 hours per week, and for the subjects Introduction to Finance Principles and DFP2 Insurance and Risk Protection, it may be up to 15 hours per week. The amount of training is the hours an individual can expect to spend to complete their course work and assessments.
In addition to the amount of training, individuals who are new to industry or vocational training could need up to five (5) hours per week known as unsupervised hours. These additional hours are for study skills or further research. For example, an individual not working in industry would need more time to review industry websites that are usually introduced in workplace compliance training.
Individuals working in industry may be able to complete the course requirements in a shorter timeframe or less hours per week.
The assessments for each subject are listed below. Units of competency are co-assessed by topic within subjects, as listed in the subject outlines.
Individuals may attempt the exam and/or submit their assignment at any time if they believe they are adequately prepared. Individuals will receive personal reminder emails as they approach their assessment deadlines.
Individuals must be deemed competent in all assessment items, including demonstrating competency in all of the exam questions, in order to be awarded their qualification or course.
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You must submit your assignment within 12 weeks of your enrolment date.
If your first submission is deemed ‘not yet competent’ you’re required to resubmit it. You’ll only need to resubmit the question(s) that don’t have the demonstrated knowledge requirement. More detailed information about the assignments are in the subject outlines.
Kaplan Professional’s exams are open book multiple-choice exams where emphasis is placed on the application of knowledge.
You must sit your first exam within 12 weeks of your enrolment date.
To achieve an overall grade of ‘competent’ in the exam, you must achieve competency in all of the exam questions If you are deemed ‘not yet competent’ you are provided with a re-sit and are only required to attempt the questions you got incorrect in the re-sit.
You can sit your exam while being supervised in your workplace or at a Kaplan Professional office.
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Individuals who successfully complete DFP1–3 will receive a qualification certificate.
Kaplan Professional has developed clear pathways for individuals looking to elevate their career 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.
Continuing professional development (CPD) of your knowledge and skills is essential to remaining compliant under ASIC’s Regulatory Guide 146 (RG 146).
Kaplan Professional offers CPD training through Ontrack — our online CPD platform — which delivers monthly multimedia training, along with tracking and reporting capabilities.
Kaplan Professional’s CPD training is recognised and accredited by the FPA, AFA and SMSF Association. To learn more about our RG 146 compliance offerings, visit the CPD page for more information, or contact our CPD support team on 1300 527 526.
There are no minimum education requirements.
For individuals who are new to industry*, Kaplan Professional recommends individuals complete an optional subject as part of their Financial Planner Level 1 course. In the subject, Introduction to Finance Principles, individuals are provided with an introduction to finance, including budgeting and forecasting, balance sheet, income statement, cash flows and accounting principles. To enrol in this option please select ‘Financial Planner Level 1 – new to industry’ in your course selection.
*New to industry is considered less than 6 months experience in the financial services industry.
This course requires you to read comprehensive learner workbooks, complete a range of written assessments, undertake independent research activities and at times engage in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication.
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To successfully complete this qualification, individuals will require basic computing skills. This may include:
Education requirements for financial advisers
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You may enrol into this course at any time and begin studying immediately on enrolment.
Individuals must complete subjects DFP1 to DFP3 in sequential order.
This course is delivered online via Kaplan Professional’s learning management system, KapLearn.
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Corporate clients should contact our Corporate Solutions team on 1300 728 505 to discuss face-to-face delivery options and how we can tailor our training to your business needs.
Individuals may be able to obtain Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a Kaplan Professional award subject based on their previous study and/or work experience. To do this, individuals must submit evidence that demonstrates they have already met the requirements of the subject through these other means.
Evidence can take many forms, such as information about approved study, information about work experience, certificates, transcripts or other credentials.
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Enrol directly into DFP1–3 for $1995 (GST exempt).
Individual subjects are $585 (GST exempt) each.
The subject, Introduction to Finance Principles is provided at no additional cost.
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