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Area/Catalogue
BANK 1010

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
168121

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 6)
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Course aim

To introduce students to personal financial planning, including the ideas and best-practice methods associated
with financial decision-making for individuals.

Course content

Financial decision-making, planning, and control for individuals. Personal financial statements, budgeting, and
the control of personal finances. Complications: income taxes and personal insurance. Evaluation of borrowing
alternatives: using credit and other forms of consumer loans; comparing interest rates, and adjusting for fees;
application to the evaluation of housing and personal loans; budgetary considerations and affordability.
Evaluation of personal investment alternatives: investment planning; conceptualising risk and return; investing in
financial assets; application to investments in shares and other selected assets; borrowing and its effect on risk;
introduction to alternative investments; and overview of products and their pitfalls in the financial planning
industry.

Textbooks

Billingsley, R, Gitman, L J, Joehnk, M D 2018, PFIN, 6th edn, Cengage Learning/4LTR Press, Boston

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x NA

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Problem solving exercise 3000 words 60% N/A
Personal Financial Plan 1500 word equivalent 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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