The movement for stronger professional standards within the finance industry has driven the success of RMIT University's Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning). The degree has been developed with extensive input from the industry to ensure it is relevant to the student's career prospects, pertinent to the issues in the industry and can provide practitioners with an understanding of the ethical, legal and professional ramifications of their decisions.
This degree provides students with a detailed study of financial planning and the legal, regulative and social environment in which it exists.
In the first level, students will be introduced to the related fields of Accounting, Statistics, Commercial Law and Financial Markets. In the second and third levels of this degree students will cover Superannuation, Insurance, Wealth Creation, Investments and Portfolio Management.
In addition students will study the related areas of Communications, Marketing and Computing - providing them with an understanding of client relations and the utilisation of technology for business advantage.
Graduates can expect to work in the private sector advising clients in personal financial planning matters, with employment pathways in stockbroking, funds management, superannuation, accounting, banking and insurance.
This degree covers most of the generalist and specialist knowledge requirements under RG146, however further study may be required to become fully compliant.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) from RMIT University students must complete 24 units, consisting of:
- Nineteen core units.
- Five elective units.
- Students must complete at least eight RMIT OUA units to be awarded a degree
- Students can take a maximum of 10 years to complete this degree
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit
Students may be able to receive credit for previous studies completed at other institutions. A fee of $50 is applicable to have your credit assessed. Documentation will be required to support your application, such as;
- a certified copy of an Academic Transcript with final grades for Higher Education studies
- a certified copy of a Statement of Attainment for any completed TAFE studies
- course outlines showing content, learning outcomes and assessment requirements
- an explanation of the grading structure used.
Recognition of prior learning based on industry experience in not available for this course.
Before lodging a credit transfer or RPL request Students are encouraged to contact their OUA Administrator, School of Economic Finance and Marketing email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registering in this Course
Students intending to complete the Bachelor of Financial Planning must register for the RMIT degree. You are eligible to register as soon as you have completed a minimum of two core units. A fee of $100 is applicable to register for an award.
If you wish to Graduate at the Melbourne graduation ceremony in December, you must complete your final unit no later than study period 2 in the year you intend to graduate.
A payment will be required to attend the graduation ceremony in Melbourne, for information about payments or application dates see www.rmit.edu.au/graduation. Alternatively students can apply to graduate in absentia at any time.
To register for the degree or to graduate absentia please contact the OUA Administrator, School of Economic Finance and Marketing email email@example.com
Recommended Study Pattern
To get the most out of this degree students are recommended to follow these steps:
- Complete IBA134
- Complete FNP11
- Complete the remaining core Level 1 units
- Complete the core Level 2 and 3 units
- Select and complete electives
Students may select electives from any units offered through Open Universities Australia. However, students should note the requirement that eight RMIT OUA units will need to be completed in order to obtain an RMIT degree. In order to satisfy this requirement, students may need to select one or more electives from the wide range of units offered through OUA by RMIT University.
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