Personnal financial planning education in Australian universities

J. E Cowen, W. T. Blair, S. M Taylor

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Personal financial planning in Australia is drawing interest from a wide range of groups including consumers, regulators, the financial services industry, accountants, and educators. This paper reflects on the development of the Australian financial planning industry, focusing on its historical background and the relevant regulatory environment. This article then provides a descriptive analysis of the availability of dedicated financial planning courses currently available in Australian universities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Australian findings suggest the existence of considerable research opportunities to study professionalism in financial planning and the fundamental role that education plays in this process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-57
Number of pages15
JournalFinancial services review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Australian universities
  • higher education courses
  • history of Australian financial planning
  • personal financial planning
  • regulatory environment


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