New Career, New You

Start working towards your new career as soon as tomorrow.

Changing careers no matter your age or experience can appear to be a daunting or almost impossible challenge. There are so many factors to take into consideration. That’s why we’re here to help you.

As one of the world’s leading providers of lifelong education, Kaplan helps over one million students achieve their educational and career goals each year.

Advance your career in applied finance

New York, London, Tokyo … a career in finance can take you anywhere. It’s a lucrative, exciting and rewarding profession. For over 40 years, we’ve been providing individuals with qualifications that are designed from the industry perspective, to make them valuable and relevant for finance professionals. Learn the knowledge and skills required to progress into senior leadership positions and operate effectively in dynamic local and global markets. Specialise in either corporate finance, risk management, financial markets, financial analysis, or financial management.

Key qualifications include:

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance
  • Master of Applied Finance


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Start a career as a financial adviser

Financial advisers are innovative and agile in their thinking; they’re up to date with the latest financial trends and are committed to providing sound, independent and ethical advice to help individuals and businesses achieve their financial goals.


How do I become a financial adviser?

Financial planning advice is a highly regulated industry.

We’re Australia’s most-renowned provider of financial planning education and offer a complete integrated pathway solution all the way through from the diploma level to a masters degree and professional designation. There are multiple entry points into the industry, depending on your previous studies and experience. Speak to us about which qualification is best suited to you.

  • Financial Planner Level 1 (Diploma of Financial Planning FNS50615)
  • Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning
  • Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Master of Financial Planning


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Get started with a career in mortgage broking

Mortgage broking is a dynamic and exciting sector. As a mortgage broker, you’ll help Australians achieve the dream of owning their own home. You could even work in the commercial side and contribute to cooperate objectives through the provision of funds to either start or expand a business.


How  do I become a mortgage broker?

To become a mortgage broker in Australia, the minimum education requirement is the Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking FNS40815. This is stipulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC) Regulatory Guide (RG 206). Obtaining this qualification is generally the first step to becoming a mortgage broker.

You may also choose to join a professional association. The minimum education requirement for the Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA) is a Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking FNS40815. To become a member of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA), the minimum education requirement is the Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management FNS50315.

Once you have obtained either your Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking FNS40815 or Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management FNS50315, you can apply for an Australian Credit Licence (ACL) or become a credit representative. If you do not have two years’ experience within the financial services sector, you will start your career as a credit representative under a registered ACL.

We offer the following Mortgage Broking qualifications:

  • Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking FNS40815
  • Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management FNS50315


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Start a career in the real estate industry

If you’re up to the challenge of assisting people with important decisions such as buying, selling or renting a home or investment property, real estate might be for you.

Initiative, foresight, organisational ability, integrity, and a genuine concern for others are essential character traits of successful agents.


How do I become a real estate agent?

To become a real estate agent or property manager in Australia, you must apply for a Certificate of Registration with your relevant state/territory regulatory authority. Before you can apply for your Real Estate Certificate of Registration, you must ensure you meet all eligibility requirements stipulated by your state/territory regulatory authority.

Kaplan Professional offers the educational requirement (units of competency), which qualifies you to apply for a Certificate of Registration.

The Kaplan Professional Certificate of Registration course is ideal for:

  • New entrants to the industry wishing to work in real estate sales or property management under a licensed real estate agent
  • Real estate administrative staff wanting to upskill

The process to becoming a real estate agent may differ slightly, depending on which state/territory you plan on working in. We offer a comprehensive range of customised state-based training, including registration, licensing and continuing professional development (CPD) for the following states:

  • NSW
  • VIC
  • QLD
  • WA
  • SA
  • ACT
  • TAS


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Step up in your career with a Leadership and Management qualification

Are you an up-and-comer embarking on your leadership journey? Develop the skills, confidence, knowledge, and ability to lead in today’s fast-paced, competitive environment.

  • Aspiring Leaders Program (Certificate IV in Leadership and Management BSB42015)
  • Emerging Leaders Program (Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB51915)


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Enter a career in insurance

If you enjoy working with people, analysing numbers, utilising the latest technologies, and working on a variety of projects in a fast-paced environment, all while making difference, a career in the insurance industry is an enormous opportunity.

General Insurance

  • Diploma of General Insurance FNS51115
  • Certificate IV in General Insurance FNS41415

Life Insurance

  • Certificate IV in Life Insurance Claims Stream FNS41515
  • Certificate IV in Life Insurance Underwriting FNS51215

Insurance Broking

  • Diploma of Insurance Broking FNS51215


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Why study with Kaplan Professional?

100 % online

Work at your own pace without the need to take time away from your commitments and current job. Start a smooth transition into your new career by studying an online qualification with Kaplan Professional.


Start anytime

With six intakes per year for our postgraduate qualifications and anytime enrolment for our vocational qualifications, why wait months for a new semester to commence? Start working towards your new career as soon as tomorrow.


Unrivalled support

Studying online can be a daunting prospect. We give you the tools needed to succeed. You’ll receive prompt, courteous and diligent student support from our professional student support team.


Unparalleled industry insight

Our qualifications are designed and delivered by leading professionals with a wealth of industry experience. This ensures you’ll not only understand the relevant theories behind what you’re learning, but also practical and applied knowledge you can apply to your new career.

About Us

Kaplan Professional is one of the largest providers of professional education and training in Australia. Our reputation is built on the quality of our programs, the flexibility of our delivery options and the rigour of our approach to industry education standards.

We exist to enable students to achieve their educational and career goals through industry-relevant learning that is respected by employers across the country.

Our courses draw on the knowledge and experience of over 500 industry professionals and academics from leading institutions to ensure you gain the essential skills required in today’s competitive market.

Our practitioners work closely with Kaplan Professional curriculum staff to develop subject content, deliver online lectures and facilitate discussion forums. Therefore, course content is relevant, up to date and can be immediately applied in the workplace.

These connections with working professionals ensure an Australian industry perspective is delivered within a global context. As a result, you will learn from real-world industry case studies and explore technical issues to ensure your learning is practical and relevant.

Study anywhere, anytime with Kaplan Professional