Graduate as a qualified financial planner with a degree approved by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA).
Use your degree as a pathway into the Financial Planning Association of Australia’s (FPA) CFP® Certification Program.
Build the technical and professional skills needed to prepare detailed financial plans.
Learn to develop financial and legal documentation that meet regulatory requirements.
Explore personal budgeting, superannuation and retirement planning, financial risk management, and estate planning.
Learn to use XPLAN, the most widely used financial planning software in Australia.
UniSA Business is in the top 1% worldwide1 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2019.
1UniSA Business is one of just ten institutions in Australia and 189 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, February 2020.
The Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) is approved by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) and will equip you with the essential educational requirements to practice as a financial planner under new Australian regulations.
From superannuation and tax to estate planning and risk management, this degree prepares you to navigate the complex financial planning landscape and will help you develop critical skills to work with a range of clients with short and long-term financial goals.
As one of the leading providers of accounting and finance education in Australia, you can be confident you’re gaining a high-quality university degree that equips you with in-demand knowledge and skills the financial planning industry is telling us they need.
Graduates will also meet the relevant RG146 compliance requirement of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and be eligible for membership of the Financial Planning Association of Australia’s Certified Financial Planner® Certification Program.
Why a Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)
Under new Australian regulations, people looking to start their career as a financial planner will need to study a FASEA-approved degree from 2019. As a result, the Financial Planning Association (FPA) predicts there will be a shortage of financial planners and a high demand for newly-qualified graduates. There is no better time to launch your career.
The course content has been designed and developed with leading industry experts to ensure that what you learn is practical and relevant. Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to cutting-edge research associated with meeting client-specific needs in light of complex regulatory requirements.
UniSA's Centre for Applied Finance and Economics provides multi-disciplinary research on the dynamics of domestic and global economies and financial systems, bringing together economists, accountants and finance specialists from a range of backgrounds.
You’ll also be able to build your professional network through our Business Career Mentor Program which pairs you with an experienced business professional. The six-month program is offered online and runs from March every year.