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Introduction to Financial Planning (6563.4)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Information Systems & Accounting




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    This unit aims to provide students with an overview of the process and context of financial planning in Australia. It introduces students to the principles of personal financial planning and professional financial advice, including the regulatory environment, financial products and basic strategies for wealth creation and protection. This unit is designed to meet the Australian Securities and Investments Commission requirements for knowledge, skills and integrity at an appropriate educational level relative to the types of activities graduates undertake.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Describe the concept and importance of personal financial planning;

    2. Explain the need for client and product research;

    3. Explain the role of superannuation in wealth creation;

    4. Describe the use of insurance to manage risk;

    5. Evaluate the impact of taxation in developing financial planning strategies;

    6. Describe the use of derivative; and

    7. Explain the role of foreign exchange.

    Contact Hours

    Normally 39 hours per semester.



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