Financial advice education standards

The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) was established in April 2017 to set the education, training and ethical standards of financial advisers, licensed under Australian law.

The minimum education standards to become a financial adviser are changing. We’ve set out the requirements below but get in touch through the contact us page if you have any questions about how the changes affect you.

To become a qualified financial adviser candidates have to hold a FASEA-approved degree.

If you do not hold one of these, we offer a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning qualification which can be used for entry to the Master of Financial Planning qualification at Griffith – which is FASEA approved.

Note: There is potential for you to get credit for your previous qualifications and experience, which Griffith University will confirm. You can contact Griffith University via emailing or calling 07 3735 4146 and they will help you with your credit assessment.

For further information including fees, please refer here You may be eligible for government assistance with these fees. To find out more, please visit

You can view a high level summary of the FASEA changes for existing advisers here.

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