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Finance and Financial Planning

Undergraduate major

Gain broad knowledge of investments, portfolio management and corporate finance in this FASEA approved degree.

This offering version is phasing out and no longer taking applications. You may be able to apply for a later version.

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  • Qualification
    Finance and Financial Planning Double Major (BCom)
  • Credit
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This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

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Why study Finance and Financial Planning at Curtin?

Professional recognition

This double major is accredited by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority.

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Finance and Financial Planning



Financial planners help people manage their financial affairs and plan their futures. They have a deep understanding of finance, relevant sections of the law, high ethical standards and excellent people skills.

In this double major, you will gain a broad knowledge of investments required to provide financial advice.

Your learning will address subjects in areas, including financial principles, financial instruments, markets, tax law, corporate finance, portfolio management, estate planning, ethics and compliance. You will also learn about the psychology behind people’s financial decisions and behaviours.

From 1 January 2019, every person entering the profession of financial planning must have completed a degree approved by FASEA, Australia’s Financial Advisor Standards and Ethics Authority. Curtin’s Finance and Financial Planning double major, which covers key bodies of knowledge identified by FASEA in considerable depth, was one of the first programs in Australia to get this approval.

This double major concludes with a unique 120-hour work placement capstone experience, where you will intern with one of the WA Chapter of the Financial Planning Association’s member organisations.

This double major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this double major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

What jobs can the Finance and Financial Planning Double Major (BCom) lead to?


  • Budget analyst
  • Corporate finance analyst
  • Financial manager
  • Financial planner


  • Banking
  • Brokerage
  • Consultancy
  • Government
  • Private business
  • Resources

What you'll learn

  • Refer to Course Learning Outcomes of the B-COMRCE

Professional recognition

This double major is accredited by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority.

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

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

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