The Master of Financial Planning is typically 8, 12 or 16 credit points. The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL) - your professional experience and previous qualifications - which can save you time and money.
For students undertaking 16 credit points you study 9 credit points of core units and 7 credit points of elective units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
4 credit points of electives may be selected from a list of 9 units and 3 credit points of electives may be selected from any units in the Master of Commerce and/or the Master of International Finance.
Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete advanced level units and a capstone unit that require them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study and produce applied pieces of research with reference to prevailing literature.