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Undergraduate | GRF-AFE122 | 2024

Financial Planning 1

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An introduction to the processes, rules, and issues relevant to financial advisers. You’ll cover important skills and strategies that form the basis for personal financial advice. Learn to provide tailored and ethical advice to clients.

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 04 Mar 2024
  • 15 July 2024
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About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. Evaluate the regulation of financial advice and the legal and ethical obligations required of financial advisers when providing advice to clients.
    2. Use client information and market data to perform a range of calculations to evidence achievement of a client's goals.
    3. Analyse financial results in terms of assumptions underpinning their modelling and related theories of finance, including, for example, modern portfolio theory and behavioural finance.
    4. Recommend simple, tailored strategies for wealth creation, wealth protection (insurance), taxation, superannuation and retirement, and estate planning taking into account the client's circumstances and goals.
    5. Demonstrate development of professional skills, including written and oral communication skills, in the research, creation and delivery of client advice and client-relationship management.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio/Visual equipment

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice

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