Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

Kaplan Professional

Program Description

Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

Kaplan Professional

Our Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning (GDipFinPlanning) is one of the most sought after postgraduate qualifications for financial planners and advisers.

The course has been designed and delivered by some of today’s most respected practising professionals, so you’ll learn the sophisticated real-world knowledge and skills needed to provide quality advice. You will also gain exemptions for the subjects CFP2, CFP3 and CFP4 in the FPA's CFP Certification Program, and ASIC RG 146 compliance in the following areas:

•Generic knowledge
•Specialist knowledge and skills in:
◦Financial planning
◦General insurance
◦Life insurance
◦Insurance broking
◦Managed investments

Completion of this course will give you an education that exceeds employer and client expectations and a qualification that puts you ahead of the pack when making your next career move.

Course details

Number of subject to complete
4 core subjects and 4 financial planning subjects.


Maximum 4 years (12 trimesters). It is possible to complete this course in 1.5 years (4 trimesters).


Trimester 1: January/February – April
April Study Session: April – May
Trimester 2: May – August
Trimester 3: September – December


Non-Finsia members: $1,450 per subject
Finsia members: $1,305 per subject
All new students: $250 initial registration fee
This course is approved for AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY and Youth Allowance in Australia.

Benefits of Studying with Kaplan Professional

Practical Focus

Our Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning has been created by senior industry professionals from leading financial institutions, so the course covers the critical knowledge and skills you need to excel in your career.

These experts write, present and assess the subjects, so you’ll learn how key concepts and techniques are actually applied to real-life scenarios, which means that you’ll be able to apply everything you’ll learn to your workplace straightaway. Plus, you will form important relationships with influential finance professionals.


The course is supported by comprehensive online learning resources, so you can study when and where you choose, whether you live in Australia or on the other side of the world. And with 3 intakes per year, you can take a break from your studies without falling too far behind.

Industry Support

This Graduate Diploma is highly respected throughout the industry — not only because many employers and professionals have been involved in the creation and delivery of the course, but also because many more have completed the course themselves and know how well-equipped graduates are to perform at the highest level.

Global Reach

Kaplan Professional is part of Kaplan, Inc., the world’s largest diversified education company and a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO).

As a Kaplan Professional graduate, you will be part of our global connection incorporating over 1 million students in Australia, Asia, US, UK and Europe. Internationally, Kaplan has close relationships with industry bodies and delivers education courses to support professional certification in the investment (CFA®, CIIA), financial planning (CFP) and accounting (ACCA, ICAEW) sectors. So no matter where your career takes you, you’ll benefit from Kaplan’s international reputation and global reach.

Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
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Jan. 2017
2 years
Part time
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Sydney, New South Wales
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