Hi, I'm new to this forum and looking to start my career in financial planning. I have taken a look at the forums, information packs and had a chat with some practicing financial planners and believe that financial planning may be the profession for me. However, I am having a difficult time deciding where to start. I have a B Science (Psychology) degree and looking to do postgraduate study to get into the field in contrast to undergraduate (diploma, another bachelors) My two options, as I see them, are: 1. Grad diploma in financial planning from Kaplan - 1 yr part time 2. Master's degree in Commerce (Financial Planning) from UWS - 2 yr part time My questions for investEd: a) Which course will be more attractive to employers looking for someone with no financial planning experience? b) Will there be a chance I will be overqualified if I have a Master's degree with zero experience? c) If I was to complete the GradDip in 1 year and immediately start working as a junior paraplanner/financial planner - would this be a better path to take than spending 2 years studying the Masters? d) Focusing on the institutions - How reputable is a diploma from Kaplan? How reputable is a masters of commerce (financial planning) from UWS? Any and all advice will be welcome.