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FASEA accreditation: why university is the best choice

Deakin University has received formal notification today that FASEA has approved its Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning, together with a number of its historical Graduate Diplomas and bridging units (FASEA bridging courses).

FASEA first flagged a move to raise professional standards across Australia’s financial planning industry in 2017 and since then, Deakin Business School (DBS) has been working closely with key industry stakeholders to ensure a smooth study experience (with strong recognition of prior learning) for financial advisers who need to upgrade their qualifications.

Deakin’s course director of financial planning, Associate Professor Adrian Raftery, says DBS provides a flexible, streamlined education pathway for all new and existing advisers with all units offered online, on-campus or via residential or intensive classes.

‘Deakin has been providing financial planning education for more than three decades and is uniquely equipped to provide a seamless learning experience that will help advisers navigate through the new professional, ethical and education standards.’

In preparation for the new standards, DBS has been rolling out free webinars, offering complimentary mapping and RPL services alongside a suite of innovative, FASEA-accredited courses designed by some of Australia’s leading financial planning academics.

Assoc. Prof. Raftery says Deakin’s financial planning lecturers are among Australia’s most highly-skilled, experienced specialists and all boast strong links to financial planning industry organisations and associations.

‘Our team includes lecturers Marc Olynyk, Mike Kerry, Dr Campbell Heggen, Professor of Practice Dr Adam Steen and our new team member Adjunct Professor Deen Sanders OAM, who is the inaugural CEO of FASEA and current partner for Governance, Regulation and Conduct at Deloitte.’

Why wait to start path to accreditation? Commence your studies in July, applications close June 30th.  Apply now

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