Introduction to Personal Financial Planning (9987.1)
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|School Of Information Systems & Accounting||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Appreciate and discuss the importance of personal financial planning;
2. identify the need for client and product research for personal financial planning;
3. Explain the role of superannuation and taxation in wealth creation;
4. Distinguish insurance products and describe their use to manage risk; and
5. Illustrate the use of margin lending, derivatives and foreign exchange.
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PrerequisitesAccounting for Managers, 5617.
- Introduction to Financial Planning
Equivalent unitsIntroduction to Financial Planning, 6563.
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McKeown, W., Kerry, M. and Olynyk, M. (2014), Financial Planning, 2nd Ed. John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 42 McDougall Street, Milton QLD 4064. ISBN: 978-1-118-64483-6
This text can be purchased from the University's Co-op Bookshop.
From time to time you may find it useful to consult newspapers and journals such as;
- The Australian
- Accounting & Finance
- Australian Financial Review
- Business Review Weekly
- Journal of Corporate Accounting &Finance
- Journal of Banking & Finance
- Global Finance Journal
- CA Magazine
- The Australian Journal of Financial Planning
- Financial Standard
- The Journal of Investment Strategy
-Sydney Morning Herald
Each of these is available in UC library or online in electronic format.
There is also a range of other textbooks on the unit in the University library including the following:
Taylor, S., Juchau, R., & B. Houterman (2010) Financial Planning In Australia, 3rd ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood, NSW ISBN: 9780409325607
Day, J.K, Banister. P., Davies, B., Campbell, J., Fitton, G.D., Flack, G., Graham, S., Hayes, T., Jones, S., Kiddell, R., & S. Prestney (2008) Australian Financial Planning Handbook, Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Ltd, Kew, VIC
Leow, J., & S. Murphy (2008) Australian Master Superannuation Guide 12th ed, CCH Australia Ltd, North Ryde, NSW
Shirlow, D., (ed) (2008) Australian Master Financial Planning Guide 2008/2009, 11th ed, CCH Australia Ltd, North Ryde, NSW
The following websites may be useful during your study of this unit:
Australian Securities & Investment Commission: http://www.asc.gov.au/asic/asic.nsf
Australian Taxation Office: http://www.ato.gov.au/
CPA Australia: http://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/
Financial Planning Association: http://www.fpa.asn.au/
Institute Of Chartered Accountants Australia: http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au/
Investment & Financial Services Association: http://www.ifsa.com.au/
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Subject policy on re-submissions, late penalties, absences etc.:
Re-submission is not permitted for any item of assessment. All requests for extension must be in writing and addressed to the unit convenor. Your first point of contact in this regard should be your unit convenor. See 6h for further information regarding late penalties.
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, student should have to obtained at least 50% marks in examination and
50% overall and submitted/ presented assessment items as required
See the UC Supplementary Assessment Policy
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Attendance is not compulsory but the unit has been designed on the assumption of face-to-face delivery and learning principles and so students who do not attend regular classes will be disadvantaged in terms of learning and feedback. Students need to participate and perform in the PeerWise to gain up to 10% of the total marks of the unit as detailed in the assessment item 1.
Required IT skills
You are assumed to have adequate skills in the use of calculator, computer, word-processing, spreadsheet modelling and internet browsing. You are also assumed to be familiar with LearnOnline. If you feel you do not have adequate skills, please discuss the matter with the unit convener.
Work placement, internships or practicums
The university has an arrangement with the National Australia Bank and other financial planning firms in Canberra for WIL. If you are interested
However there are no WIL requirements as such in this unit.
Citations used in assessment items should follow Harvard referencing style. If you are unfamiliar with Harvard referencing please seek the assistance of Library staff.