Spark your interest for financial planning
With a Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning) you’ll gain a solid grounding of critical concepts and issues in commerce while studying the specifics of the financial planning industry. The course is delivered using a practical focus and you’ll learn how to undertake a selection of real-world activities, including creating risk management strategies, preparing best-practice Statements of Advice, and helping individuals plan for retirement by developing essential strategies for wealth creation and protection.
You’ll engage in a range of authentic, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities to help improve your professional practice and will graduate work-ready, with the skills and ambition to progress your career or study plans to the next level.
Study a Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning) at UC and you will:
- evaluate the concepts and theories acquired in financial planning
- exercise critical thinking skills when dealing with ambiguous and incomplete information
- identify and obtain relevant information for decision making and providing advice to stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds
- utilise discipline-specific technologies to analyse complex problems in a variety of contexts
- communicate a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders, addressing a diverse range of business/commerce problems
- develop the capacity to exercise initiative and professional judgement in an ethically and socially responsible manner.
Work Integrated Learning
The Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning) sees academics and industry working together to develop a range of diverse WIL opportunities for students, including internships, work placements, industry projects, competitions, exhibitions, study tours, virtual real-world learning experiences and more.
Through the WIL experiences across the course, you’ll acquire the necessary professional skills consistent with industry expectations for your future career in the worlds of commerce and financial planning. Previous Financial Planning students have undertaken internships with organisations including National Australia Bank, Legal Aid ACT, International IDEA, eChoice and the US Embassy.
The course culminates in a capstone project, which aims to integrate what you’ve learned across your degree and prepare you for the transition to either successful future employment or further studies.
- Financial planner
- Client service officer
- Financial analyst
- Wealth manager
- Financial adviser
- Financial consultant
Students should note the assumed knowledge requirements for individual majors and minors when choosing a program of study.
This course is accredited by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA).
High-achieving students can enrol in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) program.
Accredited by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA)
Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification
We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.
English Language Requirements
Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0
Information for Fee Paying Students
The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
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- Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning) (72 credit points)
Required - Must pass 60 credit points as follows
CM0005 Core Major in Commerce and Accounting (24 credit points)
Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
- 11009 - Business Decision Making - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11010 - Professional Orientation (Commerce) - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11165 - Quantitative Methods in Commerce - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11171 - Professional Evidence (Commerce) - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11174 - Introduction to Management - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11175 - Introduction to Economics - 3 cp, Level 1
Restricted Choice - Must pass 6 credit points from the following
- 9628 - International Business Study Tour - 3 cp, Level 2
- 10158 - Business, Government & Law Extended Internship - 6 cp, Level 3
- 10236 - Business, Government & Law Professional Internship - 12 cp, Level 3
- 11166 - BGL Internship (Commerce) - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11167 - BGL Internship (Business and Management) - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11168 - BGL Internship (Government and Policy) - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11169 - Organisational Communications, Culture and Change - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11170 - Business Communication - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11379 - Social Enterprise - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11572 - Accounting Internship Preparation - 3 cp, Level 2
- Unit 11572 Accounting Internship Preparation is only available to students undertaking an Accounting major.
- Credit Points: Students who want to do more than 6 credit points from this list may count them towards Open Electives.
- International Exchange: Students may also choose to undertake units at an international institution, subject to approval by the Program Director.
- Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
SM0069 Specialist Major in Financial Planning (36cps) (36 credit points)
Required - Must pass 36 credit points as follows
- 11215 - Business Finance - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11220 - Business Law - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11221 - Revenue Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11222 - Law of Business Associations - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11228 - Introduction to Personal Financial Planning - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11229 - Superannuation, Retirement and Estate Planning - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11230 - Investments and Portfolio Analysis - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11326 - Financial Institutions and Markets - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11327 - Financial Plans and Risk Management - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11549 - Business Ethics - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11550 - Advanced Revenue Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11573 - Law of Financial Services - 3 cp, Level 2
- Required - Must pass 36 credit points as follows
- CM0005 Core Major in Commerce and Accounting (24 credit points)
Open Electives - Must pass 12 credit points from the following
- Must pass 12 credit points from anywhere in the University, as a breadth minor or as individual units.
In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course.
Standard 3 years full-time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.
Unit Delivery Modes
Each unit within your course may be offered through various delivery modes like on campus, online, flexible and intensive modes. Check how each of your units are delivered in the Course Requirements section.
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It is recommended that students have Mathematics T/Mathematic Applications (ACT) or Mathematics (NSW) and English (major) (ACT) or English Advanced (NSW), or their equivalents. International students need to meet the English language requirements of the University of Canberra. Students should note the assumed knowledge requirements for individual majors and minors when choosing a program of study.
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