Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)

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Program summary

Your pathway to becoming a certified financial planner.

There is strong demand for qualified financial planners with Australian government regulation changes and increased demand to achieve the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® credential. Our program is a pathway into the CFP® Certification program with the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Gain skills and knowledge from a wide range of business areas and learn how to integrate them with financial management, business consulting and financial advising. You’ll have the flexibility to study a major in financial planning, a double major in accounting and financial planning, or add a second major in another Business area.

While studying on campus you’ll use the same financial planning software used in the industry. In your final year, you’ll also have the option of completing an internship in the financial planning sector. Many students have received graduate employment as a direct result of their internship. When you graduate you’ll be RG146 compliant with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission and legally able to work as a financial planner.

Career opportunities

Financial planning, fund management, investment advising, compliance, insurance broking, stockbroking, investment banking, business management.

Membership

Financial Planning Association of Australia Ltd; and if coupled with the accounting major, CPA Australia; Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; Institute of Public Accountants.^

^ It is the responsibility of the student to confirm with the three Australian accounting bodies (CPA, ICAA and IPA) whether any credit granted will impact on their eligibility for professional association membership.

Accreditation

This program is fully accredited with the Financial Planning Association of Australia Ltd.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

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Recommended study sequence

Students who commenced prior to the current semester must complete the courses from their original program structure unless otherwise advised. For courses no longer included in the current sequence, use the course links in your structure for details of requisites and scheduling. This is a recommended study sequence to complete your program within the specified full-time duration.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 288 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Complete no more than 10 introductory level (100 coded) courses
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student visa
  • Refer to the Planning your study page to manage your progression
  • You may wish to use electives to complete an additional major or minor
  • Register your selected major(s) and/or minor(s)

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • USC Tertiary Preparation Pathways (TPP) students who are currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years; or
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students; or
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement;
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

More information

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester, session and/or trimester dates.

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