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Finance and Financial Planning

Undergraduate major

Empower yourself, individuals and organisations through expert financial knowledge, and gain a qualification that will allow you to give personal financial advice through this accredited course.

Course outline
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    Guaranteed ATAR 70
  • Qualification
    Finance and Financial Planning Double Major (BCom)
  • Credit


Course outline

Select your preferred degree

This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

Course outline

What can I do with a degree in Finance and Financial Planning

Life-changing impact

Research shows that Australians with a financial adviser have a higher overall life satisfaction than those without.

Financial Planning Association of Australia 'Value of Advice' (2022)

Earn a high salary

Financial Investment Advisors and Managers make well above the median weekly earnings of other workers in Australia, earning $2,887 per week before tax. (2024)

Enjoy strong job growth

Employment for Financial Investment Advisors and Managers in Australia is expected to grow strongly, with a projected increase of 10.7% by 2026. (2024)

Finance and Financial Planning



Are you ready to make a positive impact on people’s lives? Research shows Australians who have financial planners have a greater life satisfaction than those without.

Financial planning involves understanding budgeting, investing and risk management to help people make informed financial decisions. As a financial planner or advisor, you'll be contributing to people’s financial wellbeing and helping them achieve their life goals as well as plan for their future.

In this double major, you'll learn about financial principles and markets, and become skilled in areas such as tax law, corporate finance, portfolio management, estate planning, ethics and compliance.

You’ll also delve into behavioural finance, learning about the psychology behind people’s financial decisions and behaviours. Through this holistic approach, you’ll learn to provide insightful financial advice tailored to meet each client’s individual goals.

In this industry-aligned course, you’ll have access to professional software, such as XPLAN and Refinitiv Workspace, and engage with finance experts through guest lectures. In your final year, you’ll apply your skills through a 120-hour internship with a licensed financial planner.

A career as a financial advisor is an excellent opportunity to use your natural flair for analysis and planning to help others. You could also explore career opportunities in fintech, with an increasing market for apps and AI tools that offer quality financial advice.

To practise as a financial advisor in Australia, you’ll need to sit ASIC’S financial advisor exam and complete one year of professional work and training. Curtin's accredited course is the only direct undergraduate pathway in Western Australia to qualify you to sit the financial advisor exam.

Parent degrees

You can study this double major under the following degrees:


What jobs can the Finance and Financial Planning course lead to?


  • Budget analyst
  • Corporate finance analyst
  • Financial advisor/planner
  • Financial counsellor/coach
  • Financial manager


  • Banking
  • Brokerage
  • Corporate business
  • Equity markets
  • Financial planning
  • Government and non-profit

What you'll learn

  • Refer to Course Learning Outcomes of the B-COMRCE

Why study Finance and Financial Planning

Professional recognition

One of the first programs in Australia to be accredited by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) and is an approved degree allowing graduates to enter training to be a financial adviser.

Access to professional software

Experience financial planning industry and Wall Street at Curtin, with access to XPLAN, Refinitiv Eikon software, StockTrack simulations, and leading industry data platforms Capital IQ and DatAnalysis pro.

Engage with industry

Gain 120 hours of work experience to add to your CV, through a final-year internship in a financial planning practice.

Professional recognition

This course is an FASEA approved degree. As of 1 January 2019, new entrants seeking to enter the profession and give personal financial advice must hold an approved degree, undertake a professional year, and pass the financial adviser exam.

You may also be eligible for membership of the Financial Advice Association Australia, CFA Institute, Economic Society of Australia (WA branch) and the Women in Finance Network. Graduates may be eligible to apply as an Affiliate Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

Admission criteria

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Fees and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MJDU-FINPL
  • Last updated on: 18 July 2024

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