ASIC RG146 Diploma of Financial Planning

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RG146 Financial Products – Diploma of Financial Planning Course Options

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Our Diploma of Financial Planning FNS50611 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

Self-paced (distance),


Entry requirements

No prerequisites  (Open Entry)

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Delivery method

Flexible delivery:

Classroom (day, night, weekend) or  Distance

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. Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo

Finance options

Full fee (payment plans available)

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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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

Priority - Pathway Program

Being a quality educator in the financial services industry, Investment Banking Institute  recognise the important contribution
that industry peers can make in your ongoing professional development.


To help our students access the right resources and expertise to maximise their potential in the financial services industry,
Investment Banking Institute  has teamed up with Australia’s leading Advisory bodies to design a comprehensive suite of
career-building tools for
  • Diploma of Financial Planning and
  • Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning students,
  • called the ‘Priority  Pathway Program’


Benefits include:

  1. developing your skills and knowledge with 12-month FREE professional development subscription, valued at $460
  2. guaranteed acceptance into the profession with FREE association membership;
  3. Keep updated with Corporate Finance and Investment banking news and events
  4. job networking opportunities held nationally with prospective employers;
  5. support from a real community of
  • Financial Planning,
  • Corporate Finance and
  • Investment Banking Advisory Leaders’ who are there to assist your success



If you’re looking to transition into or advance your existing financial services career, this is an opportunity you can’t afford to miss. If you enrol into the full Diploma of Financial Planning or Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning courses, the Career Pathway Program is FREE.

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