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Start study from home in Trimester 2, 2020

For Trimester 2, 2020, you will be able to start your study from home. If restrictions are lifted we will continue to offer our students the flexibility to study online or a combination of online and on campus for the rest of the Trimester.

Financial planning is all about wealth creation

It's about having the skills and the knowledge to make people's money work for them—not the other way around. As well as possessing analytical and problem solving skills, financial planners need to be excellent communicators in order to develop client relationships. Clients entrust financial planners to give them the best advice on their financial future so being able clearly explain concepts and strategies is vital in ensuring your client can make informed decisions.

As a graduate, you’ll be an innovative and creative thinker, and have the skills necessary to understand and build a very rewarding career bringing people's financial and personal goals to reality.

Support to succeed

We’re committed to helping you achieve your study goals, no matter what. With flexible options that put you in control, discover how study can fit around your life.

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Study financial planning at Griffith

I’m ready for the future of business

Meet Caitlene Hillman, Griffith business student and AFR top 100 future leader. International opportunities during her degree have given her first-hand experience of current trends, ensuring she’s job ready for the future of business.

Industry connections

Griffith University has been a leader in financial planning education for a long time, building a team of academics dedicated to this area. Industry professionals work with us to develop and deliver our financial planning courses, ensuring that when you graduate, you'll have the skills to be job-ready and in demand.

Study your way

Build your studies around the lifestyle that suits you. With the flexibility of studying on-campus, online, part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters each year, you have more control over your studies and can fit your degree into your life. Fast-track it or take it slow. No matter where you are, we ensure you get all the support you’ll need to achieve in your studies, from academic assistance to financial support through scholarships. You can start your degree in February, July or October.

Exceptional educational experience

You can be assured you’re getting a high-quality education with excellent flexibility and support because Griffith ranks in the top 7 in Australia for overall educational experience for undergraduates in the QILT 2019 Student Experience Survey.

AACSB Accredited

Griffith Business School is an accredited member of AACSB International which means our business degrees are internationally recognised for excellence and outstanding business education. It’s the most prestigious accreditation a business school can earn.

FASEA approval

The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) has approved accreditation for Griffith Business School’s Financial Planning bridging courses and Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning (2014 to current) for existing advisers and career changers. These are the minimum requirements for existing advisers to meet the new education standards.

Professional recognition

You can graduate with a degree accredited under the new standards set out by the Financial Planning Association of Australia and the Financial Planning Education Council. Griffith was the first university in Australia to receive this accreditation, giving you a competitive advantage in the job market.

You’ll 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.

Study to suit your lifestyle

Whether you’re balancing work, family or just life in general, we understand that study isn’t your only commitment. That’s why Griffith Business School’s postgraduate financial planning degrees have been developed to be flexible, so you can fit your degree into your busy schedule. Study full-time or part-time, online, on-campus or a combination of both. Plus, as life gets busy, you’ll have the flexibility to accelerate or slow down your study to make your university life easier and more enjoyable.

Online study gives you access to the same high-quality content, the same academics, plus the option to study anywhere, anytime, with dedicated support when you need it. Of course, even if you choose to study online, you can still come to campus to take advantage of all the great facilities we have to offer. Explore the three ways to study online at Griffith and find out how you can mix-and-match to suits your needs.

Accelerate your online study

At Griffith Business School, you can choose to fast-track your financial planning study. Become a recognised financial planner in just 16 months, studying part-time, by completing our accelerated online degrees the Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning, or the FASEA accredited Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning and the Master of Financial Planning. Ideal for busy people, each course is run 100% online, part-time over six weeks, so you can focus on one subject at a time and still fit in work and family commitments. With six intakes every year, you can start almost straight away.

The accelerated online experience at Griffith includes:

100% online content

No matter where you are based in Australia, our courses are 100% online so all learning materials and assessments are accessible wherever you choose to study.

Accelerated learning

Our accelerated online programs are fast-tracked, so you study one course every six weeks to gain your qualification sooner.

Dedicated advisors

From your initial enquiry and application to graduation, we’ll support you with a dedicated Student Advisor team for the whole journey.

Digital networking

Engage with a community of like-minded, experienced professionals in an interactive and collaborative digital learning environment.

Start straight away

With six intakes a year, you can virtually start whenever you’re ready.

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Natalie Cross

Griffith financial planning graduate Natalie Cross was named the inaugural FPA University Student of the Year by the Financial Planning Association of Australia. After completing her studies, Natalie took up a role with independent financial planning practice Tupicoffs. She is now a client service manager in a working environment where new experiences and new avenues are constant and welcomed. 'Financial planning is so important because it can make a real difference to people's lives and can make people's dreams come true.'

Natalie Cross

Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Become a researcher

If you are considering ongoing research study, Griffith Business School has a number of disciplines where you can specialise by studying a PHD.

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Unsure if you meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the criteria for your degree, you can still come to Griffith. Our admission pathway options can help you improve your selection rank, upgrade to your preferred degree or satisfy subject prerequisites.

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Scholarships

BusinessPLUS scholarships

We offer three new BusinessPLUS scholarship categories this year, which seek to reward potential as well as excellence - so it’s worthwhile investigating whether you might qualify to receive one. Scholarships can cover tuition fees, education and living expenses. You can apply if you are coming straight from year 12, or if you have left high school and are applying to start an undergraduate university degree. They add to over 600 scholarships available at Griffith. You can also apply for multiple scholarships with just one application; we’ll match you with the Griffith University scholarship you are eligible for and it's free.

What is BusinessPLUS?

When you study Business at Griffith you get more than just a high-quality degree. You get the BusinessPLUS advantage. BusinessPLUS is a program designed to give Griffith business school students the skills and networks they will later rely on in the workplace. Open to any Griffith Business School student, the program caters for beginners as well as those who have more advanced skills. BusinessPLUS combines skills based, career management training with opportunities for internships, our mentoring program and industry engagement projects that introduce you to the business networks you’ll rely on later.

BusinessPLUS Academic Excellence Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, OP 1-8

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BusinessPLUS Transition Scholarships

Valued between $7,500 - $10,000, OP 9-14

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BusinessPLUS First Peoples Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, open to first peoples

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Career outcomes

Become a trusted adviser

Financial planners develop and implement financial plans for their clients

Financial planners develop and implement financial plans for their clients. Some of the areas a financial planner will advise on include retirement planning, superannuation, taxation, debt management, insurance and risk, estate planning, managed investments, securities and futures markets. Financial planners may also specialise in such areas as ethical investments, loans and mortgage advice, taxation advice and more.

Griffith graduates are employed for their unique perspective in a wide range of occupations and industries including brokerage firms, smaller accountancy practices, trust companies, financial partnerships, insurance firms, commercial banks, portfolio management firms, sole practitioners, investment banks and financial planning consultancies.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Key dates

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Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) - CANCELLED

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo - CANCELLED

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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