units

BFF5390

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Banking and Finance
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Mr Andrew Child

Synopsis

This unit provides advanced skills in financial planning, construction of a plan, and review of the plan. Coverage includes: preparation of various financial planning documents including the Financial Services Guide, Privacy Statement and Statement of Advice; aspects of the client relationship; gathering data and identifying goals, objectives and financial issues; assessing strategies, preparing recommendations, and writing the Statement of Advice; implementing the plan; reviewing, updating and maintaining the plan.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop a practical understanding at an advanced level of various important and topical subjects in financial planning, with emphasis on client and practice issues such as: setting up a practice, gaining and maintaining a licence, dealing with clients, handling compliance issues and ethics, superannuation, portfolio management, salary packaging, internal and external complaints handling, insurance and risk management, estate planning and behavioural finance in financial planning
  2. develop skills in analysis and problem solving that are critical in satisfying client objectives and in finalising the preparation of Statements of Advice (SoAs)
  3. develop skills in effectively managing and communicating with clients through research into current issues and reporting of results.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Prerequisites

AFF9130 or BFF5913

Prohibitions

AFF5390