Course rules for C6D Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
1. The College of Business and Economics may accept as a candidate for the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning a person who:
a. has completed an undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved tertiary institution; or
b. has completed a Graduate Certificate, or equivalent, from an approved tertiary institution; or
c. has qualifications, relevant work experience or other special circumstances, as approved by the Executive Dean or delegated authority.
2. Candidates for the award shall complete the award requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than two semesters of full-time study [or its equivalent] and not more than three calendar years, from the time of first enrolment.
3. To qualify for the award, the candidate shall pass units totaling 100 credit points from the accompanying Schedule.
4. The units which may be included in a course for the award shall, unless otherwise approved by the Executive Dean or delegated authority, be in accordance with Schedule of units for the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning accompanying these specifications.
5. Units may be counted towards the award only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the College and as summarised in the Schedule of units for the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning.
6. A candidate normally may not enrol in any semester in units totaling more than 50 credit points weighting. This applies to all candidates including those in full-time employment during any given year.
7. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the award.
8. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Executive Dean or delegated authority.
Credit for Previous Studies
9. Passes in subjects or units in other honours or postgraduate courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the College may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the award.
10. The College may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules and to these specifications.
11. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2019 and shall apply to all candidates for the award, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently and to any candidates who, having commenced their studies for the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning prior to that date, have not passed in any units towards the degree by that date.
12. Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between course requirements and units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the College shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.
13. The approved abbreviation for the award of Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning shall be GradDipFinPlan.