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Area/Catalogue
BANK 3016

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
168145

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)

Study Period 6

Course aim

To develop a comprehensive understanding of estate planning legislation and policy, and its implications for financial planning in relation to retirement and estate management, operation and succession.

Course content

Laws governing estate planning in Australia, the estate planning process and related issues. The regulatory environment of estate planning. The role of the financial adviser in estate planning: core skills; the nature of advice as a professional service; client rights and objectives; client accountability. Elements of estate planning: estate definition; estate management, operation, and succession. Managing the estate before and after death: achieving client objectives. The role of trusts in estate planning. Estate planning issues: social security, declining capacity and aged care; claims on the estate; endurance of client capital.


Textbooks

Perkins, M & Monahan, R 2015, Estate planning: a practical guide for estate and financial service professionals, 4th edn, LexisNexis Australia, Sydney

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COML 2020 UO Companies and Partnership Law
BANK 2011 UO Introduction to Financial Planning

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
Examination N/A 55% 3 hours
Client Report 1800 words 45% NA

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4C)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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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