FASEA Approves New University Courses


FASEA has confirmed the approval of a new Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning offered by Victoria University.

The authority says in a statement that advisers who complete this course of study will meet the education standard. FASEA has also approved the following bridging courses offered by Victoria University:

  • BAO7008 Financial Advice, Corporations and Commercial Law
  • BAO7005 Professionalism and Ethics
  • BAO7007 Behavioural Finance for Financial Advisers

It says that its review of the graduate diploma and bridging courses follows an application from the Higher Education Provider, noting that the approvals are recognition of the alignment of the listed courses with FASEA’s required curriculum and standards.

Stephen Glenfield.

The approved courses will be added to a future Degree, Qualifications and Courses legislative instrument.

FASEA Chief Executive Officer Stephen Glenfield says the approval of these additional courses builds on the body of courses approved by FASEA and provides additional choice to advisers seeking to meet the education standard.

“The support and commitment from all Higher Education Providers is integral to the raising of the standards in the financial advice profession,” he says.

Since 2017 FASEA has approved 199 programs and courses across a wide range of courses that meet required curriculum standards including:

  • 78 historical degrees and courses
  • 67 current Bachelor or higher degrees
  • 54 bridging courses

Click here for the full list of FASEA approved degrees, bridging courses and graduate diplomas.