Hear from our student and alumni community

Every year hundreds of individuals graduate from Kaplan Professional and embark on their career journeys or continue to thrive in their existing careers. We’re proud of our student and alumni communities and everything they’ve achieved.

When considering where to study, often the most useful information comes from those who know what it’s like to undertake the qualification. Hear first-hand from our students and graduates and discover why they chose to study online with Kaplan Professional.

Rachael Bursell

Courses: FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning, Master of Financial Planning

“Kaplan Professional’s support flexible study options were ideal for me, working full-time and trying to build a business”

Rachael Bursell is a Financial Adviser with Finance Your Future. Rachael has over 17 years’ industry experience and was recently nominated for the 2018 AFA Rising Star Award. She maintains that advisers who make a strategic effort to further themselves through education will reap the benefits in the future.

Anthony Bonilla
Hear how Anthony has deepened his technical knowledge throughout his Master of Financial Planning studies, while balancing his extensive professional and personal commitments.

Sandra Labio
Hear how Sandra managed to balance her Master of Financial Planning studies with a full-time career as a financial adviser.

Ben Travers


Courses: Self Managed Superannuation Funds, Accredited Listed Product Adviser (ASX ALPA) ProgramMaster of Financial Planning (Distinction)

“I currently recommend Kaplan Professional to my firm and I’m already working on solutions to help our existing advisers upskill to meet their 2024 requirements.”

Ben Travers is a Certified Financial Planner® and Manager, Senior Advisor and Representative with Pitcher Partners. Ben was recently recognised as one of Financial Standard’s Power50 Most Influential Advisers and Money Management’s Financial Planner of the Year. He believes further education is the foundation of confidence for clients seeking a trusted adviser.

Katrina Robbins

Courses: FNS40811 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking, FNS60415 Advanced Diploma of Financial PlanningGraduate Diploma in Financial Planning, Master of Financial Planning

“I constantly recommend Kaplan Professional as I believe they’re the leading provider in our industry.”

Katrina Robbins is a successful financial planner with over 33 years’ industry experience. She currently runs her own business and is adamant further education has been paramount to her success. Katrina says she’s benefitted greatly from Kaplan Professional’s ongoing support and flexible study options.

Jessica Effeney
Hear how Jessica has benefited from Kaplan Professional’s online flexibility and unrivaled student support throughout her Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance studies.

Calen Wright
Hear how Calen has benefited from the flexibility and support of Kaplan Professional’s postgraduate applied finance qualifications, while learning practical and relevant outcomes he can apply directly to his career.

Shannon Gardner

Courses: Self Managed Superannuation Funds, FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning, FNS60415 Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning, Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, Master of Financial Planning

“Kaplan Professional was by far the best option for the lifestyle I had.”

Shannon Gardner is a highly-respected Senior Financial Planner for Super SA – Industry Fund Services. Throughout his career, Shannon has attained a number of qualifications with Kaplan Professional and reached the pinnacle – graduating with a Master of Financial Planning in 2017. Today, he shares his many years of experience through acting as a senior adviser and proactive role model within his team.

Rowena Myers

Courses: FNS40811 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage BrokingFNS50315 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking 

“I wanted to study with a reputable education provider who could offer me the best solid learning foundation from the outset.”

As an active property investor, Rowena Myers decided to study with Kaplan Professional, so she could turn her passion into a career. Today, she’s a Finance Specialist for Mortgage and Finance Solutions Australia. She says online learning was the only option that allowed her to study while working full-time.

Daniel Oosthuizen

Kaplan Professional’s online flexibility and six annual intakes has allowed Daniel to choose how and when he wants to study. He’s also been able to expand his technical knowledge while completing the Master of Financial Planning.

Jarrod Bailey

Courses: Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning, Master of Financial Planning

“I think Kaplan Professional is doing a great job of helping to raise the industry standard through its rigorous education coursework. When I’m building my next business after selling my last, I’ll look to Kaplan Professional graduates when finding new staff.”

With a lifelong passion for finance and involvement in financial markets since 2000, Jarrod Bailey founded his own business focused on providing investment strategy advice primarily to ‘do it yourselfers’ – SMSF trustees and investors who wanted to be more active in their investment and retirement planning implementation. Upon selling his business, Bailey is now focused on transitioning to the next exciting phase of his career.

Dean Loosmore

Courses: FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning, FNS60415 Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning, Master of Financial Planning


“It’s crucial to always stay one step ahead because this is an industry that’s constantly evolving.”

Dean Loosmore is an established financial planner with over 13 years’ industry experience. Dean attained a distinction average for his Master of Financial Planning and was a finalist in the AFA’s prestigious Excellence in Education award. He remains adamant Kaplan Professional leads the way when it comes to providing the flexibility to balance work, study and family commitments.

Daniel Jackson


Courses: FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning, Graduate Certificate in Financial PlanningGraduate Diploma of Financial Planning, Master of Financial Planning

“Kaplan Professional offered a flexible course structure with a wealth of subject material that allowed me to study while raising a family and excelling in my career.”

Having previously worked as a tradesman, Daniel Jackson studied with Kaplan Professional to change the direction of his career. In 2017, he was awarded National Dux of his cohort for the Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning. Today, he’s a successful Financial Planner with DBK Financial Solutions.

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Why study with Kaplan Professional?

  • 100% online so you can study anywhere and anytime
  • Six annual intakes with every subject always available
  • Proactive and personalised support from a dedicated team
  • Practical and relevant learning rather than just academic theory
  • Competitively priced with FEE-HELP available