1300 728 505
This subject examines and explains, using examples, financial statements and analysis methods for a company. It is also designed to enhance a student’s understanding of the main financial statements namely the statement of profit or loss, the statement of financial position, cash flow statement and statement of comprehensive income.
This information is then broken down into ratio analysis; the techniques used in analysing the financial position of a company and, having gained that knowledge then to assist in interpreting current and potential future performance.
Integral to these course objectives is students will gain an understanding of profit, cashflow and other major accounting issues.
The course would be particularly useful for those already experienced in retail mortgage and/or financial planning who now wish to deepen their knowledge of the considerations required when providing finance to companies and businesses.
Please refer to the subject outline for more information.
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Units of competency
No units of competency are awarded for this course.
$450 (GST exempt) per participant.
Students have a total of 12 weeks to complete all the assessment requirements for Understanding and Analysing Financial Statements.
This subject will take you between 15 and 25 hours to complete, depending on your experience in the financial services industry.
This course has no entry requirements however because of the depth of the material covered would be more suitable to those who already have had some experience in finance such as bank lenders, mortgage brokers or financial planners.
There are two delivery methods offered for this course:
WorkshopThe workshop is targeted at the needs of small groups and is ideal for in-house professional training.
OnlineThis course can be completed 100% online. Kaplan’s online learning portal KapLearn enables us to provide you with innovative, interactive learning resources and support. You can access KapLearn from anywhere at any time using a computer or mobile device that has internet access.
KapLearn is where you access subject notes, supplementary learning material, practice activities and assessments. KapLearn is also where you access ongoing support.
WorkshopTo register your expression of interest in a workshop, contact us on 1300 728 505 or speak to your Business Development Manager. Workshops are dependent on sufficient interest.
OnlineTo complete this course online, you may enrol online at any time and begin studying online immediately.
No exemptions are available for this course.
For each of the seven topics, there is an unsupervised open book multiple choice quiz containing eight questions relating to that topic.
Students may attempt each quiz at any time before the conclusion of their 12 week study period if they think they are adequately prepared.
We recommend students complete each topic and relative quiz in order as they progress through the subject.
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1300 728 505
Designed to enhance a student’s understanding of the three main financial statements namely the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement.