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FASEA approves Courses offered by Victoria University

Sep 1, 2021Media Releases

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FASEA has today confirmed the approval of a new Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning offered by Victoria University.  Advisers who complete this course of study will meet the education standard.

In addition, FASEA approves 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

FASEA’s review of the graduate diploma and bridging courses follows an application from the Higher Education Provider. The approvals are recognition of the alignment of the listed courses with FASEA’s required curriculum and standards.  The approved courses will be added to a future Degree, Qualifications and Courses legislative instrument.

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,” FASEA Chief Executive Officer Stephen Glenfield said.

FASEA has since 2017 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 and
  • 54 Bridging courses.

These approved programs and courses are:

  • offered by 27 Higher Education Providers
  • covering institutions in all states of Australia
  • offered by 24 universities (including 3 sandstone universities) and 3 non-self-accrediting higher education providers
  • offered by more than 10 of the universities have been ranked in the top 50 universities globally for universities less than 50 years old.

FASEA assesses degrees and courses on application from universities and higher education providers.  FASEA has considered all applications received to date and is committed to continuing to assess any further applications received from Higher Education Providers in respect of courses to meet the education standard.

The full list of FASEA approved degrees, Bridging Courses and Graduate Diplomas is available on the FASEA website (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.