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DBS students to gain access to Financial Standard CPD resources

An innovative new agreement will enhance the educational experience and professional development of Deakin’s Financial Planning students.

The agreement with Financial Standard provides students with complimentary access to an extensive content library of industry-leading educational and technical resources through the FS Aspire CPD platform. 

All of Deakin’s Financial Planning  students are set to benefit from access to FS Aspire’s innovative continuing professional development (CPD) resources and platform, while those who are existing advisers also gain  the ability to complete and effectively manage their CPD obligations under FASEA.

Financial advisers who currently subscribe to FS Aspire’s CPD platform, can access enhanced education opportunities through Deakin’s Financial Planning courses and single-unit intensives, including discounted course fees.

Financial Standard has been providing CPD solutions for financial planners since 2007 and launched the FS Aspire CPD platform in 2019. It also runs a range of CPD-accredited events including the Chief Economists Forum, Advisers Big Day Out and Best Practice Series.

Marc Olynyk, Financial Planning Program Director at Deakin University, says “Deakin is extremely excited to announce this new partnership with Financial Standard and is looking forward to the many opportunities this will provide to our students undertaking financial planning studies.  

“Deakin Business School has a strong focus on developing linkages with leading industry organisations and this partnership illustrates the commitment of both Deakin University and Financial Standard to developing new and exciting education experiences for students.  

“This is a great example of the benefits of collaboration with leading industry organisations and I commend Financial Standard for its commitment to learning, education and professional development of the financial planning profession”.

Financial Standard managing director, Christopher Page, said, “This is an exciting opportunity, not only for us at Financial Standard, but for existing and aspiring financial planners undergoing education and course work with Deakin University.

“Deakin University is a leader in education on a global scale and are leading the way for the financial planning community here in Australia.

“Education and professional development requirements for financial advisers have changed significantly over the past few years. FS Aspire CPD clients and Deakin University students will be given further access to content and learning capabilities through this new partnership to make their experience seamless as possible, while opening up new learning opportunities to further their careers.”

The partnership will see financial planning students at Deakin University get access to FS Aspire CPD’s leading content library of financial planning material and technical resources, among a host of content and research sharing arrangements.

Financial advisers using the FS Aspire CPD platform can contact financial-planning@deakin.edu.au for more information about the opportunities available through Deakin.

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