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FASEA approves Degrees offered by Southern Cross University and Australian Institute of Management

May 14, 2021Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE

FASEA has today confirmed the approval of the following degrees:

  1. Any bachelor with a major in Financial Services offered by Southern Cross University commencing March 2021.
  2. Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning offered by the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) commencing May 2021.

Advisers who complete these courses of study will meet the education standard.

In addition, FASEA approved the following bridging courses offered by the Australian Institute of Management from 2nd semester 2021:

  • Financial Advice Regulatory and Legal Obligations
  • Ethics for Professional Advisers
  • Behavioural Finance

FASEA’s review of the courses follows an application from the Higher Education Providers. 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,” FASEA Chief Executive Officer Stephen Glenfield said.

FASEA has since 2017 approved a wide range of courses that meet required curriculum standards including 78 Historical Courses, 66 current Bachelor or higher degrees and 36 Bridging courses.

FASEA is committed to continuing to assess any further applications received from Higher Education Providers in respect of courses to meet FASEA’s 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.