Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning (GDFP)

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The Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning (GDFP) is a 12-weeks (plus study break and exams) trimester format full time or part-time equivalent postgraduate program. The GDFP is carefully designed to align with the curriculum requirements and learning outcomes of the regulatory body FASEA.


The Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning (GDFP) equips students to tackle complex challenges in the financial services sector, preparing them for membership in affiliated associations. Graduates gain advanced skills to navigate professional environments and pursue further education while staying current in the rapidly evolving field. Upon completion, students possess cognitive, technical, and communication abilities to analyze financial data, provide personalized advice, and maintain ethical conduct in line with industry standards.


  • Financial Adviser/Planner
  • Paraplanner
  • Compliance Manager
  • Client Relationship Manager
  • Client Services Administrator
  • Estate Planner
  • Insurance Broker/Advisor
  • Superannuation Consultant
  • Wealth Manager/Advisor

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Advanced Knowledge Acquisition: Graduates of the GDFP possess advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge, encompassing the acquisition and application of skills in the financial planning discipline. Evaluation of Personal Finance Issues: Utilizing appropriate digital technologies, students evaluate key issues and challenges associated with managing personal finance in the ever-changing financial planning landscape. Understanding Financial Planning Functions: Graduates demonstrate knowledge of key financial planning functions, professional ethics, regulatory obligations, and applied research methodologies.


Complex Problem Solving: Ability to review, analyze, consolidate, and synthesize knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex financial planning problems. They can also think critically, generating and evaluating complex ideas effectively.

Information Evaluation: Critically evaluate and interpret information, data, and resources to generate effective and ethical solutions.

Technical and Creative Skills: Graduates possess specialized technical and creative skills relevant to highly skilled and professional financial planning practices.

Communication Proficiency: Work independently and collaboratively to effectively communicate financial advice and ideas in complex contexts to stakeholders, including clients and financial and non-financial professionals.

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Course Design and Structure

This course consists of eight compulsory 6 credit point subjects. The first four core subjects provide a suite of foundational studies in financial planning. The second half of the program provides more advanced knowledge in financial planning, developing in students the confidence to work in the highly competitive and regulated financial services industry. The subjects included in the GDFP are carefully designed to align with the curriculum requirements and learning outcomes of the regulatory body FASEA.



Gather Documentation

Begin your journey by gathering all the necessary documents as per TIIS entry requirements.


Application Submission

Complete our application forms and send them to TIIS via email.


Approval Process

If you meet our requirements, TIIS will issue a Letter of Offer.


Fee Payment

Secure your place by paying your tuition fees. Upon payment, you’ll receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE).