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FASEA Accreditation Progress Update

Aug 20, 2019

As part of its legislative remit, FASEA has reviewed and assessed applications from Higher Education Providers and Professional Associations for approval of Bachelor or higher degrees or equivalent qualifications that relevant providers and new entrants may complete as part of their education requirements under the Corporations Act.

Each course or degree approved has been consistently assessed for alignment with FASEA’s curriculum and standards. To date, FASEA has approved 66 historical courses, 53 current Bachelor or higher degrees and 30 bridging courses as follows:


Higher Education Provider

Current

Bachelor (AQF7)

Current

Graduate Diploma

(AQF8)

Current Master

(AQF9)

Bridging Courses

(AQF8)

Historical Degrees*
Australian Catholic University 1 1 1
Central Queensland University 6 1 1 3 3
Charles Sturt University 2 1 1 2
Curtin University 2 1 3
Deakin University 2 1 1 3 7
Griffith University 1 1 1 3 6
Kaplan Higher Education 1 1 3 4**
La Trobe 2
Queensland University of Technology 1 1 3
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) 3 5
Swinburne University 1 1 1
TAFE NSW 1 1 3
University of Adelaide 1
University of Canberra 1
University of Newcastle 3
University of New England 1 9
University of New South Wales 1
University of South Australia 2 2 2 3 5
University of Southern Queensland 5
University of Sunshine Coast 1 2
University of Technology Sydney 1 3 1
University of Wollongong 2
Victoria University 2
Western Sydney University 1 2 2 3 7
Totals 26 16 11 30 66

*includes historical Bachelor, Graduate Diploma and Master degrees

**including Graduate Diplomas offered by Securities Institute/FINSIA

Recognition of Prior Learning:

Professional Association Courses to attain Professional Designation
Financial Planning Association of Australia ·    5 Unit CFP Program – commenced after 2003
AFA

·    Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP) – commenced in or after 2013

·    Chartered Life Practitioner (ChLP) – commenced in or after 2013

SMSFA ·    SMSF Association SMSF Specialist Adviser – (9 topic areas)
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) ·    Chartered Accountant Program commenced in or after 1972
Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia

·    CPA Program commenced in or after 1989

·    CPA Program – includes at least 1 Financial Planning elective

Portfolio Construction Forum ·    Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) Program commenced in or after 2001
CFA Society of Australia ·    Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) program

 

The full list of FASEA approved degrees, Bridging Courses and Graduate Diplomas is available here.

The full list of FASEA approved Recognition of Prior Learning is available here.

For guidance on courses required to meet the Education Standard, advisers are invited to use the online Education Pathways tool (link) or apply to FASEA using the Australian Qualification Feedback Service (link).

The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority Limited was established in 2017 to set the education, training and ethical standards of financial advisers in Australia.

 

 

The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority Limited was established in 2017 to set the education, training and ethical standards of financial advisers in Australia.