Financial Planning

Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)

This course delivers ASIC compliance in a practical setting to ensure graduates have a firm understanding of the fundamentals in: 

  • Financial Planning Advice
  • Life Insurance
  • Investments
  • Superannuation
  • Advanced Financial Planning

See why students select IBI

This course delivers compliance to ASIC RG146 requirements in the following Tier 1 financial products: financial planning, life insurance, securities, managed investment schemes, derivatives and superannuation.

If you wish to be a qualified Financial Planner OR you want to upgrade your qualification then our Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) course is for you.

If you want a nationally accredited qualification that may open up many new opportunities in your career then this may be the course for you.


 Quick Course Guide

 Diploma Financial Planning

ASIC RG146 Compliance
Student support
Yes:  Free
Unlimited email support
Unlimited 1300 support
Assigned Trainer
Study time
Self-paced (distance),
Entry requirements
No prerequisites  (Open Entry)
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Delivery method
Flexible delivery:
Classroom (day, night, weekend) or  Distance
Online assessments
Course materials
Fully Bound Course Manuals
Comprehensive Reference Materials
Learning Tools & Diagrams
Real World Assessments
Enrolment dates
Enrol anytime –
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By Multiple Choice Questions,
Case Study, Short Answer Questions, Role Play and summary (no exams)
Class options
Day class, intensive, evening, Week-End  or Camp. 
Finance options
Full fee (payment plans available) or
Discount Concession fees available
Full Fee – Distance $1,299
Full Fee – Classroom $3,999
Career outcomes
Deliver financial advice as:
Para planner / Financial Planner,
Insurance advisor,
Property Advisor / Private banker
Investments Advisor


Course Outline

Financial Planning Advice

Australian Financial Services Industry Core

  • Module 1 – Professional Practice to work in the Financial Services Industry
  • Module 2 – Communicate in the Workplace
  • Module 3 – Technology in the Workplace
  • Module 4 – Work Practices

Financial Planning – Generic Knowledge and Financial Planning Skills

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Financial Planning & Compliance
  • Module 2 – Introduction to Financial Products & Investing
  • Module 3 – Australian Financial Service Market & Economy
  • Module 4 – The Client
  • Module 5 – The Advice
  • Module 6 – The Documents
  • Module 7 – Regulators and Regulation
  • Module 8 – Australian Financial Services Licensee’s Obligations
  • Module 9 – Financial Planning Skills (Personal Advice)

DFS2 – Risk Management (Insurance)

  • Module 1 – Risk Management (Insurance) Industry Introduction
  • Module 2 – Risk Management Regulation and Regulators
  • Module 3 – Personal Insurance (Life Insurance ASIC Tier 1)
  • Module 4 – Business Insurance
  • Module 5 – General Insurance (ASIC Tier 2)
  • Module 6 – Case Study (Role Play)

DFS3 – Investments

  • Module 1 – Financial Mathematics
  • Module 2 – Securities (ASIC Tier 1)
  • Module 3 – Managed Investments  (ASIC Tier 1)
  • Module 4 – Derivatives (ASIC Tier 1)
  • Module 5 – Investment Advice (Personal Advice)

DFS4 – Superannuation

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Superannuation
  • Module 2 – Superannuation Regulators and Regulations  
  • Module 3 – Contributions
  • Module 4 – Superannuation Withdrawals
  • Module 5 – Superannuation Income Streams
  • Module 6 – Self Managed Superannuation Funds
  • Module 7 – Social Security
  • Module 8 – Retirement Planning
  • Module 9 – Superannuation Advice (ASIC Tier 1)

Advice Process – Skills Assessment – Role Plays

There are six steps generally seen as the basis of the financial planning advisory process. This advisory process however, first requires an advisor to ‘establish a relationship with client’ prior to any of these 6 steps are undertaken.

A client’s relevant personal circumstances shall need to be determined prior to the delivery of any financial advice and be monitored and reviewed to ensure recommendations remains align to the client’s financial goals and objectives.

The six steps in the financial advice process are:

  1. Collect financial information
  2. Identify Client goals and objectives for advice
  3. Identify financial issues
  4. Prepare and Present Plan to negotiate and confirm
  5. Co-ordinate and Implement agreed Plan
  6. Review, revise and maintain the client’s Plan.

Our Diploma delivers

  • ASIC RG 146 compliance
  • National Accredited Qualification (FSTP)
  • industry preferred quality outcomes
  • Job ready Skills
  • ASIC accredited (ASIC Training Register)

Students, upon enrolment are posted

  • 4 Course manuals (Financial Advice, Risk Management, Investments, Superannuation);
  • Reference materials (CD-ROM);
  • Assessment Materials and
  • Study Aids