Graduate Diploma in Personal Financial Planning

Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd

Subject area

Banking and Finance

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

*Academic - A bachelor's degree in any field excluding Personal Financial Planning.

Alternative Requirements
Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills while not meeting the above requirements may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.
English Requirements
Applicants for whom English is not their first language may also be required to provide evidence of English language skills as listed below. Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact us for an assessment.
IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in any subtest). For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart on Ara Institute of Canterbury's website.
Note: IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills.
Admission
Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the Graduate Diploma is to enable graduates with an undergraduate degree, to gain applied specialised knowledge and experience in their chosen field of business. Graduates will have sound knowledge of the dynamic and changing environment in which managers operate both nationally and internationally. This will enable students to apply discipline specific knowledge at both operational and strategic levels in their chosen industry.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Banking, Finance and Related Fields at this level can earn:

$52,000

Median earnings one year after study

$57,000

Median earnings two years after study

$82,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

88%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (0800) 24 24 76
Fax: (03) 366 6544
Email: info@ara.ac.nz
Web: http://www.ara.ac.nz

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