|NTIS Code:FNS50615||CRICOS Course Code:086454C|
|Name of Qualification:||Diploma of Financial Planning|
|Delivery Mode||70% classroom and 30% online|
|Duration:||52 Weeks, including 12 weeks term breaks|
|Enrolment Fees (non-refundable):||AUD$300|
|Material Fees (non-refundable):||AUD$500|
|If Diploma/Advanced Diploma, is year 12 (or equivalent) required for entry?||YES|
|Total curriculum hours (including practicum) required to complete the course:||800|
|Is the course delivered full-time?||Yes|
|Training Arrangements||2 days classroom and 1 day online|
This qualification is for financial planners who provide a range of standard financial planning services and individuals providing specialist para-planning services. Individuals in these roles require well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base of the financial planning sector and the ASIC regulatory framework. Individuals in these roles have autonomy in performing technical operations, apply solutions to a range of often complex problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They apply initiative to plan, coordinate and evaluate their own work and provide guidance to others.
The FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning is identified as a suitable qualification for the following occupations in demand including: bank and fund managers, stock brokers, investment platform providers, positions within investment research houses, credit unions and superannuation funds, accounting practices, financial planning practices, mortgage broking businesses, insurance firms, business brokers and real estate agencies.
Although there are no formal pre-requisites for entry to this qualification, students must have sufficient literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course. Students are also required to have a basic knowledge of computers i.e. used a computer with a Windows environment.
International students must:
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
Students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or for Credit Transfer for this qualification, and all students will be offered this option upon enrolment into the course.
An RPL guide and application package is available upon request.
Students must complete a total of 15 units (including 9 core units and 6 elective units) for the award of this qualification.
Following units of competency are offered in this qualification:
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Core/Elective|
|FNSFPL501||Comply with financial practice ethical and operational guidelines and regulations||Core|
|FNSFPL502||Conduct financial planning analysis and research||Core|
|FNSFPL503||Develop and prepare financial plan||Core|
|FNSFPL504||Implement financial plan||Core|
|FNSFPL505||Review financial plans and provide ongoing service||Core|
|FNSFPL506||Determine client financial requirements and expectations||Core|
|FNSASICZ503*||Provide advice in financial planning||Core|
|FNSINC401||Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry||Core|
|BSBITU402||Develop and use complex spreadsheet||Core|
|FNSIAD501||Provide appropriate services, advice and product to clients||Elective|
|FNSINC501||Conduct product research to support recommendations||Elective|
|FNSCUS506||Record and implement client instructions||Elective|
|FNSCUS505||Determine client requirements and expectations||Elective|
|FNSASICU503*||Provide advice in superannuation||Elective|
|FNSASICX503*||Provide advice in life insurance||Elective|
Note: * This unit has pre-requisite unit requirements as outlined below. This has been taken into consideration when the delivery sequence table has been developed.
|*FNSASICZ503 Provide advice in financial planning||FNSFPL501 Comply with financial practice ethical and operational guidelines and regulationsFNSFPL502 Conduct financial planning analysis and researchFNSFPL503 Develop and prepare financial plan FNSFPL504 Implement financial plan
FNSFPL505 Review financial plans and provide ongoing service
|*FNSASICU503 Provide advice in Superannuation*FNSASICX503 Provide advice in Life Insurance||FNSINC501 Conduct product research to support recommendationsFNSIAD501 Provide appropriate services, advice and product to clientsFNSCUS505 Determine client requirements and expectationsFNSCUS506 Record and implement client instructions|
A range of assessment and evidence gathering methods and techniques are used, including 2 – 4 or more methods for each unit of competency. For this course, methods include:
- Business simulated environment/Scenarios
- Written questions and tests
- Case studies
- Report writing
- Projects, assignments and research tasks
- Roleplays, simulations and presentations
Pathways from the qualification
After achieving this qualification, students can continue their studies with the Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning (FNS60415).
APEI offers this qualification in continuation of the Diploma of Financial Planning as a pathway towards Higher Education Financial Services studies. For further information, please contact Student Support Services on firstname.lastname@example.org .