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Area/Catalogue
BANK 5046

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
168181

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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 provide students with a detailed understanding of the key issues and factors, including taxation, that impact on the selection of financial and investment strategies for development of a comprehensive Statement of Advice (SOA). To identify the impact of behavioural biases on client financial choices and implications for adviser recommendations, and to recognise the importance of long-term financial, tax, and investment planning for the maintenance of and improvement to the investor’s lifestyle.

Course content

The financial planning process and professional, ethical and regulatory compliance requirements in the client-adviser relationship; implications of behavioural finance for both the client-adviser relationship and in the development of client financial advice; preparation of the Statement of Advice (SOA), including ‘fact finding’ for required information and the construction of recommendations; cash flow and budgeting in the creation of personal wealth; income and capital gains tax considerations for personal investment and financing; investment structuring and tax planning strategies for personal investment and financing, including the role of superannuation within the broader financial plan; social security benefits, and their role in the financial planning process; keys to successful financial planning.

Textbooks

Taylor, S & Juchau, R 2017, Financial Planning in Australia: Advice & Wealth Management, 8th edn, LexisNexis Australia, Sydney

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 35 hours x N/A

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
Statement of Advice 4000 words 70% N/A
Presentation N/A 30% 15-20 min

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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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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