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.

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

Results:
6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

Census:
31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21


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