Management of Personal Financial Risk

FIN30018 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

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

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21



Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide students with the knowledge of the pervasive nature of pure risk on individuals and society. Students will learn about risk management strategies to be able to provide personal risk advice. Upon the completion of the unit students will have an overview of how insurance companies operate, how the insurance industry in Australia is structured and how insurance policies are written. Students will also learn about various types of insurance policies and the issues of cost, cover and government policies related to these insurance products.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Evaluate the nature of risk, benefits of insurance and principles of risk management.
2. Apply insurance planning concepts to determine insurance needs in personal financial planning and calculate tax estimates of insurance products.
3. Evaluate and calculate the appropriate levels of insurance cover and communicate risk management strategies, in the form of Statement of Advice, to clients with integrity and compliance to the regulatory framework.
4. Evaluate different insurance policies and select appropriate techniques to treat loss exposures, which are compliant with the legal principles governing insurance contracts.
5. Work effectively in diverse teams.