Principles of Financial Planning

FIN10003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • 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.

2022 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

Results:
5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

Census:
31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

Dates:
1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

Results:
6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

Census:
31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

Results:
1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

Census:
5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22


Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide an overview of the financial planning industry. Students will learn about the background and purpose of financial planning legislations and the relevant code of conducts. They will also learn the financial advice process and the steps involved in construction and communication of a Statement of Advice, considering clients’ objectives and needs. This unit introduces the management of a financial planning practice. Students will also be introduced to relevant technologies, client engagement process and ethical principles in Financial Planning.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify scope of financial advice and demonstrate knowledge of financial advice processes and technologies.
2. Exhibit an understanding of legislation and codes of conduct in the financial planning industry.
3. Develop a Statement of Advice for clients while considering the relevant ethical principles and professional conduct requirements.
4. Demonstrate professional communication skills, in order to effectively articulate an idea and convince others of its merit.
5. Work collaboratively and effectively in diverse teams