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FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning

This course covers the requirements for providing Financial Planning advice (RG146 compliant).

It is recommended that this course be completed prior to the other Financial Planning modules.

Once you have completed this module you will be qualified to give advice in Financial Planning and Life Insurance, however if you are required to give advice in any other areas you then need to complete either some or all of the other "advice in" modules depending on what you wish to give advice in. 

For those seeking the Financial Planning Package including Superannuation, Managed Investments, Securities and/or SMSF please click the COURSE PACKAGES tab to select your appropriate package choice.

This is the industry recommended competency pathway for financial planners who provide a range of standard financial planning services and for individuals providing specialist para-planning services. The qualification pathway is determined by elective choices. Depending on choice of electives, the qualification meets ASIC requirements for Authorised Representatives.

AAMC Training is assisting people to access major Universities by ensuring that some of our courses meet academic entry requirements. Curtin University has stated that exemptions in terms of credits will be granted to the holders of these qualifications (*conditions apply).

NOTE: If you have previous industry experience/training you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please refer to the RPL read more page to determine the eligibility criteria.



Available in all states via:
• Face to face (Classroom)
• Correspondence – online access plus a hard copy of the course manual will be posted to you.
• Online

This course can also be delivered for groups and on demand. Please contact our head office on 08 9344 4088 or for further information.
Regardless of your preferred delivery choice qualified trainers will always be contactable for tutoring and assistance both via email and telephone. Also if have undertaken this course via face to face previously with AAMC and there are any areas you still do not understand you are welcome to return for free to the next available class covering this module.



For all delivery options, you will need to have access to a computer with an internet connection. There are currently no entry requirements for this qualification.


Your enrolment is valid for a period of twelve months. With reference to “face –to- face” training; participants are guided through the learning material and the assessments are completed by the participant post class time. Hence overall course completion is controlled / directed by the participant.


• 5 online multi-choice assessments
• 6 written assessments:
- Generic Knowledge
- Case Study
- Major Project
- Advice in Financial Planning Case Study
- Advice in Life Insurance
- Develop and Use Complex Spreadsheets
• 3 Skills assessment role plays:
- Presentation of the Financial Services Guide
- Explaining Risk
- Presentation of the Statement of Advice



15 Units of competency
Core Units of Competency:
FNSASICZ503 Provide advice in Financial Planning
FNSFPL501 Comply with financial planning practice ethical and operational guidelines and regulations
FNSFPL502 Conduct financial planning analysis and research
FNSFPL503 Develop and prepare financial plan
FNSFPL504 Implement financial plan
FNSFPL505 Review financial plans and provide ongoing service
FNSFPL506 Determine client financial requirements and expectations
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

Elective Units of Competency:
FNSFPL508 Conduct complex financial planning research
FNSASICX503 Provide advice in Life Insurance
FNSINC501 Conduct product research to support recommendations
FNSIAD501 Provide appropriate services, advice and products to clients
FNSCUS505 Determine client requirements and expectations
FNSCUS506 Record and implement client instructions


Some Dealer groups will require you to complete the extra "advice in" modules, or may allow you to complete only the ones you wish to give advice in.
CPD Points - 15

Post Nominal - Dip. FP

For regulatory/compliance information regarding Financial Advice and Services please visit the ASIC website.



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Latest Reviews for FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Very well structured programme
    Werner New South Wales

  • The course was easy to follow and the support was available i needed.
    Michelle Victoria

  • Good
    Chak Yin New South Wales