Elements of Financial Planning and Regulation

FIN60010 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23


Anti-req - unit similar in content.

Aims and objectives

This unit provides an insight to the elements of the financial planning profession. Students will learn about the necessary acumen of analysing economic factors and their impact on individuals’ financial plans. This unit also examines the regulatory environment and contemporary issues within the financial planning industry and underpinning elements of an adviser’s professional capacity and conduct. Financial planning strategies, processes and related due diligence will be investigated in this unit. Additionally, students will be introduced to financial planning technologies and ethical principles.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically analyse financial advice process with regard to current legislations and industry code of conducts
2. Evaluate the macro and micro economics factors and integrate them into the assessment of clients’ situation
3. Assess range of financial planning scopes to develop advanced client strategies
4. Utilise technological platforms to integrate client information, strategies and macro and micro economic factors to generate a Statement of Advice
5. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of professional competencies and work collaboratively in diverse teams