Do you have the knowledge and skills to provide quality advice on investments?
Do you want to understand and develop appropriate strategies? For example, stock selection and analysis, portfolio construction using investments, strategies in the use of derivatives to reduce risk or produce income or provide leverage, and when and how to use instalment warrants in superannuation funds.
Kaplan Professional, together with the ASX, offers the ALPA program to help students gain a detailed understanding of offered products in order to learn how to apply these to a wealth management strategy.
The more you know about the types of products and the strategies behind their use the better you can help your clients take advantage of them. This is especially relevant in an advisory environment where a fee for service business model is driving the need to explore new investment options while effectively managing associated risks.
The ALPA program focuses on the range of ASX products including equities, interest rate securities, managed investments, warrants and options. The ALPA program also introduces the concepts of listed managed investments and ASX-traded unlisted managed funds, explaining both exchange-traded products (ETPs) and the ASX mFunds settlement service.
Topic 1: Trade & portfolio fundamentals
Topic 2: Equities and interest rate products
Topic 3: Derivatives
Topic 4: Structured products
Topic 5: Managed investments
Topic 6: Portfolio construction
On successful completion of the ALPA program you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
To help investors interested in contacting you, ASX can provide contact details on its website and in other ASX literature that it may use from time to time. As a requirement, this service is offered through participating associations, planner or dealer groups, which maintain the necessary standards for you to continue to provide advice on ASX listed products.
Who should enrol?
This program is ideal for:
Please see the subject outline for more information.
Enrol directly into ALPA for $605 (inc GST).
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You will have 12 weeks to complete this course.
Due to the nature of this course, it is a requirement that students have previously completed RG 146 studies in securities and managed investments. Derivatives is also preferable, although not required.
This course requires you to read comprehensive learner workbooks, complete a range of written assessments, undertake independent research activities and at times engage in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication.
If you have any doubts about whether you have the language, literacy and numeracy skills to undertake a Kaplan Professional program, we recommend you speak with our Student Services team on 1300 662 203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To successfully complete this course, learners will require basic computing skills. This may include:
You may enrol into this course at any time and begin studying immediately upon enrolment.
This course is delivered online via Kaplan’s learning management system KapLearn.
You will receive login details to KapLearn upon enrolment. When you log on to KapLearn you are able to access the subject notes, assessments, additional learning materials such as media, case studies, practice activities and your online tutor.
Assessments are accessed and submitted through KapLearn.
Corporate clients should contact our Corporate Solutions Representative on
1300 728 505 to discuss face-to-face delivery options and how we can tailor our training to your business needs.
No exemptions are available for this course.
Assessment for ALPA is as follows:
Kaplan’s exams are open book multiple-choice exams where emphasis is placed on the application of knowledge.
You must sit your first exam within 12 weeks of your enrolment date.
To achieve an overall grade of ‘competent’ in the exam, you must achieve the nominated pass mark for each module in the exam. If you are deemed ‘not yet competent’ for a module, you are provided with a re-sit and are only required to attempt that module in the resit. If a re-sit is required, it must be within 16 weeks of your enrolment date.
You can sit your exam while being supervised in your workplace or at a Kaplan office.
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The Financial Planning Association (FPA) provides accreditation for up to 15.5 points of continuing professional development for students who successfully complete this program:
Self-study: 12 CPD points
Workshop component: 3.5 CPD points
Combined: 15.5 CPD points
Continuing professional development (CPD) of your knowledge and skills is essential to remaining compliant under ASIC’s Regulatory Guide 146 (RG 146).
Kaplan offers CPD training through Ontrack — our online CPD platform — which delivers monthly multimedia training, along with tracking and reporting capabilities. Kaplan’s Ontrack CPD training is recognised and accredited by the FPA, AFA and SPAA. To learn more about our RG 146 compliance offerings, visit the CPD page for more information, or contact our CPD support team on 1300 527 526.