Financial Services

Whether you are looking to enter the financial services industry, or advance to a specialist role, our financial services courses will give you the training and qualification you need to succeed.

The New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5) was reviewed in December 2018 and changed significantly after that.  This new version is the qualification you need to meet the legal requirements for giving financial advice in New Zealand. It will give the competence, knowledge and skill you need to give regulated financial advice under the new financial advice regime.


Studying has allowed me to learn more about the framework of the financial services sector, consumer legislation and codes of practice.

Sasha Bain, NZ Certificate in FinancialServices (L4) graduate, and Customer service officer.


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At Open Polytechnic we specialise in flexible, distance and online learning that is designed to help you fit study around your work and life commitments.

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Are you a graduate needing CPD?

If you have NZ2315 NZ Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5) (Version 1) or NC1476 National Cert in Financial Services (Financial Advice) (Level 5) you need to have an up-to-date understanding of the new regulatory framework for financial advice.

This is required by Standard 9 of the new Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services.

We are offering the New Zealand Financial Advice Regime course - the Open Polytechnic’s continuing professional development course for financial advisers.

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Meet some Financial Services graduates

Just the beginning of her journey

Sasha Bain

Customer service officer
Keeping current with financial knowledge

Jeremy Bernstein

New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5) (General Insurance) [Version 2]
New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5) (Life, Disability, and Health Insurance) [Version 2]

Insurance Broker

Meet some Financial Services graduates