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Course overview

Kaplan Professional, in conjunction with NZX (New Zealand Exchange) Limited, is offering the NZX Adviser Course.

The NZX Adviser Course meets the minimum education requirement for individuals to be recognised by the NZX under the following adviser types:

  • NZX Adviser
  • NZ Debt Market (NZDX) Adviser
  • NZX Derivatives Adviser

Further details on the NZX Adviser requirements may be found in the NZX Participant Guidance Note.

Upon successful completion of the subjects from Kaplan Professional’s NZX Adviser Course requirements for their desired adviser type, and meeting any other criteria set by the NZX, individuals may apply to NZX Limited to become an accredited adviser.

Course Structure

Subjects

Study FIN351 if seeking NZX Derivatives Adviser. Study 405N if seeking NZX Adviser OR NZ Debt Market (NZDX) Adviser.

Single subject study is also available.

Program structure

CourseNumber of subjectsSubjects required to completeMaximum time frame to completeCan I take out a major?
NZX Adviser Course21 core subject
+
1 elective subject
12 monthsNo

Learning Outcomes

Course learning outcomes

  • Explain the regulatory framework of the securities industry in New Zealand, including the requirements for market participants and New Zealand Exchange (NZX) Advisors
  • Discuss the regulation of trading conduct in regard to workplace activities and provisions designed to prevent market misconduct

NZX Adviser and NZDX Adviser

  • Outline the structure, organisation and roles of the NZX and its participants, and how it is used by companies to raise funds
  • Explain the major local and global financial market participants and their interrelationship

NZX Derivatives Adviser

  • Analyse the structure, processing and regulatory framework of derivatives markets
  • Assess the different types of derivative securities and instruments, and construct trading strategies
  • Explain the regulatory framework of the securities industry in New Zealand, including the requirements for market participants and New Zealand Exchange (NZX) Advisors
  • Discuss the regulation of trading conduct in regard to workplace activities and provisions designed to prevent market misconduct
  • Outline the structure, organisation and roles of the NZX and its participants, and how it is used by companies to raise funds
  • Explain the major local and global financial market participants and their interrelationship
  • Analyse the structure, processing and regulatory framework of derivatives markets
  • Assess the different types of derivative securities and instruments, and construct trading strategies

Key Dates

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Study Period 1

11 Dec 2023 - 29 Mar 2024

❌ Enrolments now closed

Early access opens 11 December 2023

Early access to assessments 21 December 2023

Study period commences 8 January 2024

Enrolments close/census 24 January 2024

Study period ends 29 March 2024

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Study Period 2

5 Feb 2024 - 24 May 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 5 February 2024

Early access to assessments 19 February 2024

Study period commences 4 March 2024

Enrolments close/census 20 March 2024

Study period ends 24 May 2024

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Study Period 3

1 Apr 2024 - 19 Jul 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 1 April 2024

Early access to assessments 15 April 2024

Study period commences 29 April 2024

Enrolments close/census 15 May 2024

Study period ends 19 July 2024

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Study Period 4

3 Jun 2024 - 20 Sep 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 3 June 2024

Early access to assessments 17 June 2024

Study period commences 1 July 2024

Enrolments close/census 17 July 2024

Study period ends 20 September 2024

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Study Period 5

29 Jul 2024 - 15 Nov 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 29 July 2024

Early access to assessments 12 August 2024

Study period commences 26 August 2024

Enrolments close/census 11 September 2024

Study period ends 15 November 2024

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Study Period 6

30 Sep 2024 - 17 Jan 2025

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 30 September 2024

Early access to assessments 14 October 2024

Study period commences 28 October 2024

Enrolments close/census 13 November 2024

Study period ends 17 January 2025

Assessment dates See assessment information

Entry Requirements

There are no educational entry requirements.

Student Support Services

Throughout your studies, you’ll be able to count on the helping hand of our knowledgeable and experienced Student Advice team, who are always a phone call or email away.

The Student Advice team will be in regular contact to keep you up to date with important information, as well as being able to assist with decisions about subject enrolments, completion pathways and general study advice.

If you have a condition or special learning need which impacts on your ability to study or to complete assessments, the following application processes are available to you:

Please make us aware of your circumstances at the time of your enrolment, or as soon as possible thereafter. Refer to the Assessment Policy for further information on both of these processes.

 

KapLearn

KapLearn is your virtual classroom where you can access your learning resources and activities. This enables you to connect to your course materials, industry experts and your fellow students. Contained within KapLearn are the following resources:

E-books are advanced digital versions of traditional subject notes, and use some of the latest technology to give you greater interactivity and accessibility throughout your studies.

E-books allow you to search for key words, highlight important content and write comments or calculations on the pages which you can print out and use for study purposes. You also have instant access to online learning resources such as online lectures, required readings and discussion forums.

In order to enhance the learning experience, students can access a number of presentations within their subject rooms. Depending on the learning resources required, subjects may incorporate the following:

  • Lecture presentations
  • Videos to reinforce key topics
  • Screencasts to demonstrate worked examples
  • Other interactive presentations

Delivered by industry experts from Australia’s leading financial institutions they can be viewed online or downloaded as an MP3 allowing you to listen anytime, anywhere.

Each subject has an interactive discussion forum which gives you the opportunity to stimulate conversation, debate issues and share knowledge with other students. Each forum is facilitated by an industry practitioner who is a subject matter specialist who will guide you with your learning.

The Kaplan Library and Resource Centre provides a range of information and learning support resources, and research services to assist you in your studies. This includes access to online databases which contain full-text journal, magazine and newspaper articles, Australian company information and e-books.

Our library catalogue contains descriptive information about our book and e-book collections. The Library and Resource Centre also contains learning support materials to assist you with referencing including e-tutorials and quizzes; guides to using the databases; library policies; contact details for our preferred bookshops; and other useful resources.

Subjects require approximately 120 hours of student effort (11-12 hours per week). This includes time spent on activities, such as reading and review of subject materials, participating in e-learning activities, and assessment preparation and review.

How to enrol

Each Kaplan Professional postgraduate qualification has minimum entry requirements that you must meet to qualify for admission.

In order to complete your studies with Kaplan Professional, you’re assumed to have minimum technology access and skills.

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You may be able to obtain advanced standing or recognition of prior learning for a Kaplan Professional subject based on your previous study, professional membership status and/or work experience.

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All subjects are offered online for each study period, giving you the flexibility of choosing when and where you wish study. You pay tuition fees for the subject(s) you’re enrolled in within an individual study period. Check the fee schedule for more information about fees.

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You should also check the individual subject outlines to understand the recommended study time commitments for the subject, along with any recommended assumed knowledge.

Make sure you also check the assessment timetable to ensure you are available to sit the assessment pieces.

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You only pay fees for subject(s) in which you enrol each study period. Check the fee schedule for more information about fees.

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You can enrol now and supply documentation to support your application for enrolment at a later date, within three weeks of your initial enrolment into the qualification.

On enrolment, new postgraduate students will be required to post an original certified copy of their previous studies.

If you are paying by cheque, utilising a deferral or have a preferred client code you will need to download a copy of our paper-based enrolment form above.

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Fees

When you study at Kaplan Professional, you pay as you go. So you only need to pay for the subjects you intend to study each study period.

The fees listed below apply to all postgraduate subjects:

Support and wellbeing

We understand studying isn’t always easy; you may not have studied for some time or perhaps you haven’t studied online previously. Kaplan Professional recognises juggling study with work and family commitments, while trying to find the balance can be demanding.

Your wellbeing and safety is paramount to Kaplan Professional. We want to ensure your experience is well-rounded and balanced to help you attain the most from your studies, so we encourage you to take advantage of the services available to you.

Support and wellbeing

We understand studying isn’t always easy; you may not have studied for some time or perhaps you haven’t studied online previously. Kaplan Professional recognises juggling study with work and family commitments, while trying to find the balance can be demanding.

Your wellbeing and safety is paramount to Kaplan Professional. We want to ensure your experience is well-rounded and balanced to help you attain the most from your studies, so we encourage you to take advantage of the services available to you.

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