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Online
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Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 3; Session 2; Session 3; Session 1 201890; 201860; 201790; 201830
Session 3; Session 2; Session 3; Session 1 201890; 201860; 201790; 201830

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Fees and course offerings section for more information.

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International students

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

CSU's Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning will prepare you for your future in financial planning. It provides flexible study options to suit your existing work, family and lifestyle commitments.

Choose your study pathway

The graduate diploma offers an entry and exit point course within the Master of Applied Finance. The course includes eight subjects, including three core subjects. To graduate with the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning you'll choose your remaining five subjects from the specialisation and restricted elective subjects, allowing you to tailor study to your needs.

Build skills for future industry requirements

Recently redesigned in collaboration with professionals in the finance and financial services sectors, the course meets the needs of the industry and blends the best in current finance theory with industry practice. The revised course also offers you greater flexibility and subject choice.

Learn from industry leaders

The course is delivered by a cohort of industry and academic leaders who are supported by well-researched curriculum and teaching methods. Our lecturers have a wide range of industry experience and our courses are designed and continually reviewed with input from industry experts.

At your own place and pace

Study online and choose between full-time and part-time options to fit in with work and lifestyle commitments. You could choose to study one subject per session or, in consultation with your course director, complete up to four subjects per session, allowing you to fast-track your degree. Subjects are taught using a range of blended learning techniques, which include online education study materials, video-captured lectures, online meetings, subject forums and additional study resources.

The School of Accounting and Finance

The School of Accounting and Finance designs subjects with input from industry professionals to ensure courses meet the academic requirements for accreditation with key professional bodies including CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Financial Planning Association and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; and to satisfy ASIC core knowledge areas.

The Financial Planning specialisation has been mapped against ASIC's regulatory guide 146 (RG146). If you complete this specialisation, you will also be eligible for advanced standing in the CFP® Certification Program (leading to the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation). Completion of the set of subjects forming the basis for the Estate Planning specialisation provides credits to be used toward membership of STEP - the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Completion of appropriate subjects in the Graduate Diploma provides the necessary skill set to be eligible for RG146 compliance, in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

The Financial Planning specialisation is listed as an approved degree by the Financial Planning Association of Australia. Students completing this specialisation are eligible for entry and advanced standing in the CFP® Certification Program (leading to the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation).  For more information see: http://fpa.com.au/education/cfp-certification/approved-courses/

Completion of the set of four (4) subjects which form the basis for the Estate Planning specialisation provides credits to be used toward membership of STEP - the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (http://www.step.org/australia).

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

FIN560 Financial Planning

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

CSU's Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning provides you with many exciting career opportunities. Subject flexibility allows you to tailor your degree to suit your particular personal and career needs. The course is fully articulated to develop advanced analytical and decision-making skills in finance required at senior management levels. Use your advanced financial markets analytical skills to offer consultancy expertise across superannuation and funds management.

CSU's Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning provides you with many exciting career opportunities. Subject flexibility allows you to tailor your degree to suit your particular personal and career needs. The course is fully articulated to develop advanced analytical and decision-making skills in finance required at senior management levels. Use your advanced financial markets analytical skills to offer consultancy expertise across superannuation and funds management.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

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No special arrangements apply

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Fees and course offerings

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Course Fees

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

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It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

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If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

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This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

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Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls)
Emanuela Marcetic - Master of Applied Finance

"I have found the course to be very relevant to industry and it offers a practical component, which is something that industry and employers value. What makes CSU unique is an exceptional online model. I would highly recommend CSU to anyone who is looking to study."

Emanuela Marcetic - Master of Applied Finance

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

Master of Applied Finance

The course consists of twelve (12) subjects, four (4) of which are core subjects. For the general award of Master of Applied Finance the remaining eight (8) subjects are to be taken as follows; six (6) from the restricted elective offering and the remaining two (2) from the restrictive elective group or any level five (5) subject offered by CSU. This provides students with the ability to 'tailor' their degree to suit their particular personal and career needs.

For specialisations, students select four (4) subjects from the specialisation set and the remaiing four (4) from from the full set of restricted electives including the option for up to two (2) subjects to be any level five (5) subject offered by CSU.

Core subjects
FIN516 Corporate Finance
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN535 Strategic & Contemporary Financial Issues
ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis & Valuation

Banking Specialisation
FIN521 Corporate Treasury Management
FIN523 Lending in Financial Institutions
FIN525 Financial Institutions Management
LAW523  Finance Law

Financial Planning Specialisation
FIN560 Financial Planning*
and three (3) restricted electives chosen from the following specialisation set:
FIN562 Risk Management and Insurance*
FIN563 Estate Planning *
FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning *
FIN567 Investing in Property
LAW545 Taxation Strategies
( *Suggested subjects for students interested in career as a Financial Planner)

Estate Planning Specialisation
FIN563 Estate Planning
and three (3) restricted electives chosen from the following specialisation set:
ACG507 Accounting and Tax for Estates and Trusts
LAW545 Taxation Strategies
LAW523 Finance Law
FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
FIN562 Risk Management and Insurance
(Note for STEP accreditation you must complete the core subject FIN563 Estate Planning and  choose ACG507 Accounting & Taxation for Trusts and Estates as one of the other three specialisation subjects.)
 
Restricted electives

FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN521 Corporate Treasury Management
FIN522 Financial Modelling
FIN523 Lending in Financial Institutions
FIN525 Financial Institutions Management
FIN531 Investment Analysis
FIN560 Financial Planning
FIN562 Risk Management and Insurance
FIN563 Estate Planning
FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
FIN567 Investing in Property
ECO501 Business Economics
LAW523 Finance Law
LAW545 Taxation Strategies
JST529 Contemporary Issues in Financial Crime
JST536 Emerging Issues and Professional Practices in Trans-national Crime Investigation
Up to two (2) level five (5) subjects offered by CSU


Students may elect to exit from the Masters degree and graduate with the award Graduate Certificate in Finance (GradCertFin) after completion of four (4) subjects as specified for the Graduate Certificate in Finance, or with a Graduate Diploma of Finance after completion of eight (8) subjects as specified for the Graduate Diploma of Finance, or with a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning after completion of eight (8) subjects as specified for the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning.

Graduate Diploma of Finance

The Graduate Diploma of Finance is an entry point and exit point course within the Master of Applied Finance.
The course consists of eight (8) subjects, three (3) of which are core subjects. For the award of Graduate Diploma of Finance the remaining five (5) subjects are to be taken as follows; a maximum of one (1) subject may be any level five (5) subject offered by CSU and the balance to be elective subjects drawn from the restricted elective list. This provides students with the ability to 'tailor' their degree to suit their particular personal and career needs.

Core subjects
FIN516 Corporate Finance
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation

Plus five (5) restricted electives chosen from the following specialisation set:

FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN521 Corporate Treasury Management
FIN522 Financial Modelling
FIN523 Lending in Financial Institutions
FIN525 Financial Institutions Management
FIN531 Investment Analysis
FIN560 Financial Planning
FIN562 Risk Management and Insurance
FIN563 Estate Planning
FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
FIN567 Investing in Property
ECO501 Business Economics
LAW523 Finance Law
LAW545 Taxation Strategies
JST529 Contemporary Issues in Financial Crime
JST536 Emerging Issues and Professional Practices in Trans-national Crime Investigation
One (1) level five (5) subject offered by CSU.

Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

The Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning is an entry point and exit point course within the Master of Applied Finance.
The course consists of eight (8) subjects, three (3) of which are core subjects. For the award of Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning the remaining five (5) subjects are to be taken from the specialisation and restricted elective subject sets. This provides students with the ability to 'tailor' their degree to suit their particular personal and career needs.

Core subjects
FIN516 Corporate Finance
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN560 Financial Planning

and five (5) restricted electives chosen from the following specialisation set:

FIN562 Risk Management and Insurance*
FIN563 Estate Planning *
FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning *
FIN567 Investing in Property
ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
ECO501 Business Economics
LAW545 Taxation Strategies
(*Suggested subjects for students interested in career as a Financial Planner)

Graduate Certificate in Finance

The course consists of four (4) subjects, two (2) of which are core subjects and the remaining two (2) are taken from a set of restricted subjects.

FIN516 Corporate Finance
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments

Plus two (2) restricted electives chosen from the following set of subjects:

FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN521 Corporate Treasury Management
FIN522 Financial Modelling
FIN523 Lending in Financial Institutions
FIN525 Financial Institutions Management
FIN531 Investment Analysis
FIN560 Financial Planning
FIN562 Risk Management and Insurance
FIN563 Estate Planning
FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
FIN567 Investing in Property
ECO501 Business Economics
LAW523 Finance Law
LAW545 Taxation Strategies
 

Master of Applied Finance

Session 1
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
Elective 1

Session 2
FIN516 Corporate Finance
Elective 2

Session 3
ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
Elective 3

Session 4
FIN535 Strategic & Contemporary Financial Issues
Elective 4

Session 5
Elective 5
Elective 6

Session 6
Elective 7
Elective 8
 
Graduate Diploma of Finance

Because of the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of any pre-requisites. However a typical pattern as a guide to enrolment pattern would be as follows.

Session 1
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
Elective 1

Session 2
FIN516 Corporate Finance
Elective 2

Session 3
ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
Elective 3

Session 4
Elective 4
Elective 5

Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

Because of the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of any pre-requisites. However a typical pattern as a guide to enrolment pattern would be as follows.

Session 1
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
Elective 1

Session 2
FIN516 Corporate Finance
Elective 2

Session 3
FIN560 Financial Planning
Elective 3

Session 4
Elective 4
Elective 5

Graduate Certificate in Finance

Because of the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of any pre-requisites. However a typical pattern as a guide to enrolment pattern would be as follows.

Session 1
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
Elective 1

Session 2
FIN516 Corporate Finance
Elective 2


 

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points (eight subjects). Subjects must include the three core subjects and at least three from the specialisation elective list and no more than two from the restricted elective list.

Additional Graduation Requirements

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is normally open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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