FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning


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RG146 Financial Products –  FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning Course Options

Our  FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning is ASIC RG146 registered and is considered the minimum entry requirement for those new to the financial planning industry seeking to be RG146 compliant or transferring to a position where they are required to provide advice to retail clients. It is an ASIC requirement that financial planners complete the minimum skills and knowledge components of the Diploma of Financial Planning before receiving authorisation to provide personal advice in the areas of investment planning, superannuation and insurance with consideration for the client's needs and risk profile.

IBI has structured the Diploma of Financial Planning to allow you to complete individual ASIC RG146 Tier 1 financial products in financial planning and life insurance, securities, managed investments, derivatives or superannuation.

Each part of the Diploma gives you credit towards completing the full Diploma of Financial Planning qualification. Because many job roles in financial services are not financial planning roles, they require ASIC RG146 compliance in only one or two specific areas. A superannuation fund requires the provision of information to members about their superannuation accounts, might only require you to complete the RG146 Superannuation course.

Our Diploma of Financial Planning provides ASIC RG146 compliance is all key financial products.  Completing our course provides RG146 compliance in these financial products
  1. RG146 Financial Planning advice
  2. RG146 Life Insurance
  3. RG146 Superannuation & SMSF
  4. RG146 Investments
  5. RG146 Securities
  6. RG146 Managed Investment Schemes
  7. RG146 Derivatives


Quick Course Guide


Diploma Financial Planning



ASIC RG146 Compliance

Student support

Yes:  Free

Unlimited email support

Unlimited 1300 support

Assigned Trainer

Study time


Entry requirements

No pre-requisites  (Open Entry)

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Delivery method

Flexible delivery:

Classroom (day, night, weekend)

Online assessments

Course materials

Fully Bound Course Manuals

Comprehensive Reference Materials

Learning Tools & Diagrams

Real World Assessments

Enrolment dates

Enrol anytime –

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By Multiple Choice Questions,

Case Study, Short Answer Questions, Role Play and summary (no exams)

Class options

Day class, intensive, evening, Week-End  or Camp.

Finance options

Full fee

Discount Concession fees available


Career outcomes

Deliver financial advice as:

Para planner / Financial Planner,

Insurance advisor, SMSF

Property Advisor / Private banker

Investments Advisor

Course Outline

Financial Advice

Australian Financial Services Industry Core

  • Module 1 -  Professional Practice to work in the Financial Services Industry
  • Module 2 -  Communicate in the Workplace
  • Module 3 -  Technology in the Workplace
  • Module 4 -  Work Practices

Financial Planning – Generic Knowledge and Financial Planning Skills

  • Module 1 - Introduction to Financial Planning & Compliance
  • Module 2 - Introduction to Financial Products & Investing
  • Module 3 - Australian Financial Service Market & Economy
  • Module 4 - The Client
  • Module 5 - The Advice
  • Module 6 – The Documents
  • Module 7 – Regulators and Regulation
  • Module 8 – Australian Financial Services Licensee’s Obligations
  • Module 9 – Financial Planning Skills (Personal Advice)

DFS2 – Risk Management (Insurance)

  • Module 1 - Risk Management (Insurance) Industry Introduction
  • Module 2 - Risk Management Regulation and Regulators
  • Module 3 - Personal Insurance
  • Module 4 - Business Insurance
  • Module 5 - General Insurance
  • Module 6 - Case Study (Role Play)

DFS3 - Investments

  • Module 1 - Financial Mathematics
  • Module 2 - Securities
  • Module 3 - Managed Investments
  • Module 4 - Derivatives
  • Module 5 - Investment Advice (Personal Advice)

DFS4 - Superannuation

  • Module 1 - Introduction to Superannuation
  • Module 2 - Superannuation Regulators and Regulations
  • Module 3 - Contributions
  • Module 4 - Superannuation Withdrawals
  • Module 5 - Superannuation Income Streams
  • Module 6 - Self Managed Superannuation Funds
  • Module 7 - Social Security
  • Module 8 - Retirement Planning
  • Module 9 - Superannuation Advice
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Units of Competency

1 CORE FNSASICZ503 Provide advice in Financial Planning
2 CORE FNSFPL501 Comply with financial planning practice ethical and operational guidelines and regulations
3 CORE FNSFPL502 Conduct financial planning analysis and research
4 CORE FNSFPL503 Develop and prepare financial plan
5 CORE FNSFPL504 Implement financial plan
6 CORE FNSFPL505 Review financial plans and provide ongoing service
7 CORE FNSFPL506 Determine client financial requirements and expectations
8 CORE FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
9 CORE BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
10 RG146 FNSASICX503 Provide advice in Life Insurance
11 RG146 FNSASICU503 Provide advice in Superannuation
12 ELEC FNSINC501 Conduct product research to support recommendations
13 ELEC FNSIAD501 Provide appropriate services, advice and products to clients
14 ELEC FNSCUS505 Determine client requirements and expectations
15 ELEC FNSCUS506 Record and implement client instructions
16 RG146 FNSASICW503 Provide advice in Securities
17 RG146 FNSASICT503 Provide advice in Managed Investments
18 PREREQ FNSFMK502 Analyse financial market products for client
19 PREREQ FNSFMK503 Advise clients on financial risk
20 ELEC FNSASIC301 Establish client relationship and analyse needs
21 ELEC FNSASIC302 Develop, present and negotiate client solutions

Advice Process - Skills Assessment – Role Plays

There are six steps generally seen as the basis of the financial planning advisory process. This advisory process however,
first requires an advisor to ‘establish a relationship with client’ prior to any of these 6 steps are undertaken.  
A client’s relevant personal circumstances be determined prior to the delivery of any financial advice.

The six steps in the financial advice process are:

  1. Collect financial information
  2. Identify Client goals and objectives for advice
  3. Identify financial issues
  4. Prepare and Present Plan to negotiate and confirm
  5. Co-ordinate and Implement agreed Plan
  6. Review, revise and maintain the client’s Plan
The Diploma qualifications are based on the Packaging Rules in the Financial Services Training Package (FNS).  In Packaging Rules (as endorsed by the Industry Skills council under authority from the Australian Federal Government) it clearly states:

"In packaging these units for qualifications it is important to note that each of the FNSASIC503 series units can only be counted once towards the issuance of (the) Diploma (of Financial Planning) qualification, although they may be assessed and issued as Statements of Attainment as often as is required for industry compliance and participants' need. In practice this means that should a participant achieve accreditation for say, FNSASICU503 Provide advice in superannuation, any future accreditation (and Statements of Attainment) they receive for any other units in this FNSASIC503 series cannot be counted towards a Diploma qualification."