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’ll study financial markets, taxation, risk management, retirement and superannuation, estate planning, professional identity and behavioural finance. You’ll also study management, decision-making and data analysis, so you develop the capability to integrate and apply the knowledge you have to current market positions. In addition, you will develop the professional skills required to communicate financial advice and ideas in complex collaborative contexts involving finance and investment professionals and clients. You’ll have the opportunity to complete a work-integrated learning subject as part of your degree, where you’ll learn how to put theoretical study into practice and gain a head start in your career. This degree is accredited by the Financial Adviser Standards.
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Students study over three trimesters each year, completing the three-year program in two years.

Fee notes

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Admissions Criteria

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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit

Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors





* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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.

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Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

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