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Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice
Griffith University - Online

Course outline

If understanding markets and making the most of investment opportunities excites you, then this degree is for you. You will gain technical capabilities in financial planning while also developing competence in client-centred practice. Core to the degree are skills in financial markets, tax, risk management, retirement, professional identity, behavioural finance, superannuation and estate planning, as well as client care, active listening and the law. You will also develop the high quality written and oral communication skills required to meet client needs. This online degree has been designed to meet industry needs – new financial advisers are required to hold an approved bachelor’s degree or higher under the sector’s professional standards. You will have opportunities for practical work experience and career skills development as part of your study. Plus, you have the option of the BusinessPLUS program, which offers mentoring, networking and career mapping workshops. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice.


Students study over three trimesters each year, completing the three-year program in two years.

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Additional entry requirements

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Assumed knowledge

Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C)

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Career opportunities

Employment opportunities in the financial services industry are increasing because of succession planning issues, an increase in the educational requirements for advisers, and an increase in the population of individuals that require financial advice. Graduates will be prepared for roles in the financial services industry (namely, banks, funds management and financial planning companies) in various positions including client services officer, para-planner, provisional financial adviser (additional work and training requirements are required to qualify as a financial adviser). You’ll also find opportunities in insurance and superannuation, futures, options and foreign exchange trading. Note: additional work and training requirements are required to provide personal financial advice. To become a financial adviser, please see the new entrant requirements set by the Financial Adviser Standards (FAS).

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15 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024

CSP/$15000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Business and Tourism
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time

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