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FNS60415 Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning

Integrity Education empowers individuals to build a successful career through education, skills development, & access to Industry.

Course Information

Course Code:  FNS60415 Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning
Duration: 18 Months / 1800 hours
Fee Type: Government Funding, Concession, Full Fee
Brochure: Download brochure here

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding

The (FNS60415) Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning is for financial planners who provide a comprehensive range of financial planning services across a variety of product environments, including those involving complex issues and/or innovative strategies. Individuals in these roles require well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base of the financial planning sector and the ASIC regulatory framework. At this level individuals are expected to apply specialist skills and knowledge in a range of situations to deal with complex situations and issues. They work across a broad range of technical or management functions with accountability for personal outputs and for team outcomes.

Pre-enrolment Information

There are many factors to consider prior to enrolling into any course. Please click here for our pre-enrolment information and pick up the phone to speak with one of our experienced course consultants.

Program Delivery & Support

The FNS60415 Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning is delivered through our online learning platform, myIntegrity.  All course content, learning and assessment materials and resources are provided to you through this platform.


This study options offers complete flexibility - Students can study at a time and place that suits their work and family schedule. There are no requirements to attend any classes.

All online students have unlimited telephone and online access to a trainer between 9am-5pm.


This study option provides students with 7 Face-to-Face workshop classes where you can learn from experienced industry practitioners. 

Our Melbourne based workshops are conducted in our training rooms at Level 4, 84 William Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000. Workshops are delivered in a central location in the CBD of each capital city in all other states.  Our course schedules can be viewed here

All workshop classes commence at 9am and finish at 5pm. In addition to the support you will receive from your 3 days with your trainer you will also have unlimited telephone and online access to a trainer between 9am-5pm for duration of your enrolment.

Online students have the option to upgrade their enrolment to join into one /all workshop classes.

What is the Program Fee structure?

There are 3 possible Fee types for this course, depending on your personal circumstance.

  • Full Fee
  • Government Funding for Victorian Residents through the Skills First Program
  • Concession fee for Government Funding in Victoria through the Skills First Program

Please click here for further information on Fee types. Please note Eligibility criteria applies for all government funded and concession places.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.


Education Pathway

The FNS60415 Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning provides a pathway to a university qualification. Please call one of our education consultants on 03-8535 3170 for further information.


Job and Career Pathways

This qualification will further your career in the Financial Services Industry by providing you with more in-depth skill-sets and technical knowledge. 

Entry Requirements

Pre-Requisite Requirements

The entry requirement for this qualification is completion of the following units of competency, from the core of the Diploma in Financial Planning or their equivalent from a previous version of the FNS Training Package. These are:

  • 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
  • FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

The entry requirement can be met through either the Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes.  A certified copy of your Diploma qualification and transcript of results is required.

Minimum requirements

  • At least 18 years of age at the time of enrolment.
  • Access to a computer and internet connection.
  • Computer skills, as detailed below.
  • Meet the required levels in Language, Literacy & numeracy, as explained below.

Language, Literacy & Numeracy Requirements

This course requires you to read comprehensive learner guides, complete a range of written assessments, undertake independent research activities and at times engage in online forums and discussions.


All learners will undertake a language, literacy and numeracy skills assessment prior to the course commencement. This assessment will highlight if you require any additional support in these areas.


Skill requirements

To successfully complete this course, learners will require basic computing skills. This may include:

  • saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
  • researching, accessing and searching the internet
  • downloading and saving documents from websites
  • uploading documents through websites


Integrity Education has carefully structured its assessments to include a variety of styles to cater for the learning needs of a broad range of students. Assessment methods may include:

  • Multiple choice
  • Written assessment tasks
  • Project / Report / Discussion
  • Role plays / Workplace simulations
  • Case Studies

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Credit Transfers (CT)

Credit Transfer (CT)

Integrity Education recognises all previously attained current qualifications and/or statements of attainment issued by another RTO or University.  If you have previously studied and successfully obtained a unit of competency that is contained in one of Integrity Educations courses you will be awarded with a credit transfer.

How do I apply?

To apply for Credit transfer please complete the relevant credit transfer form and attach a certified copy of your transcript/s. Please submit to All applications for credit transfer are processed within 5 working days.


Integrity Education does not charge any fee for credit transfers.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Integrity Education offers Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as a valid and acceptable method of qualification attainment. RPL is a process through which the experience, skills and knowledge that you already have can be converted to nationally recognised qualifications.

Getting qualifications through RPL means that you don’t have to undertake study about things that you already know. You can just show evidence that you’ve covered it in your job. Applicants for RPL must provide evidence that demonstrates competency in each unit of competency for the desired qualification.

How do I apply?

To apply for RPL please download the RPL Kit for your chosen qualification. Please read the instructions carefully, in particular, the evidence and supporting documentation requirements.  Once you have gathered all the evidence required please enrol online through / Apply Now / and select your chosen course.

You can download the RPL Self-Assessment here:

  • RPL Self-Assessment FNS40815 (available soon)
  • RPL Self-Assessment FNS50315 (available soon)


The fees will vary depending on the subject/qualification you are seeking RPL in. Please click here for our statement of fees.

What is the RPL process?

Step 1

Submit your application, payment and all the supporting documentation as outlined in the RPL Kit.

Step 2

Your application and supporting documentation will be assessed by Integrity Education against each unit of competency applied for. The evidence submitted will be assessed using the following criteria:

Ø  Evidence – Is there sufficient evidence to indicate the experience, training, knowledge and skills of the applicant?

Ø  Quality – Is the experience, training, knowledge and skills relevant and suitably extensive to cover all aspects of the competencies of the course?

Ø  Relevance – Is the experience, training, knowledge and skills currently relevant to the course’

Step 3

Your assessor will contact you to conduct a telephone / skype interview.

Step 4

The assessment decision is made, with the possible outcomes.

RPL Granted – your Certificate will be issued within 10 working days to your nominated address.

RPL Deferred – your application is deferred pending receipt of additional evidence or a partial assessment to fill a particular gap i

RPL Declined.


Units of Competency (What's covered in FNS60415)

Integrity Education Group offer 14 units of competency in the FNS60415 Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning. The units selected have been selected based on feedback from Industry.

Core Units


Provide technical and professional guidance


Determine client requirements and expectations for clients with complex needs


Develop complex and innovative financial planning strategies


Present and negotiate complex and innovative financial plans


Implement complex and innovative financial plan


Conduct complex financial planning research


Establish, supervise & monitor practice systems to conform with legislation & regs


Provide comprehensive monitoring and ongoing service

Elective Units


Invest self-managed superannuation funds assets


Support trustee in the selection & performance monitoring of outsourced services


Provide advice in self-managed superannuation funds


Apply taxation requirements when advising in self-managed superannuation funds


Apply legislative & operational requirements to advising in self-managed superannuation funds