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This course is no longer open for enrolments and has been replaced with the FNS50320 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management. Click here to view new course details.
Do you want to attain Credit Adviser (CA) or Associate Credit Adviser (ACA) status with the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA)?
Kaplan Professional’s FNS50315 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management is for those wanting a career in the finance and mortgage broking industry. This course will provide an understanding of some of the critical aspects in the finance and mortgage broking industry while meeting the licensing requirements for mortgage brokers outlined in ASIC’s Regulatory Guide 206 (RG 206).
Kaplan Professional’s FNS50315 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management offers:
This qualification is recognised by the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) and the Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA). Kaplan is a preferred qualification provider for the MFAA. Completion of this qualification fulfils the education requirements to meet Credit Adviser (CA) or Associate Credit Adviser (ACA) status with the MFAA. Please review the educational requirements on the FBAA and MFAA websites for further information.
This course comprises of three subjects with the option to study an introductory subject, Introduction to Finance Principles (IFP)*. Individuals with 6 months or less experience in industry are encouraged to complete this subject prior to completing Industry Knowledge and the Lending Process (DIPMB1). A recommended study order is below:
Introduction to Finance Principles
Industry Knowledge and the Lending Process
Complex Lending and Broking
Business Management Skills
For more information, see subject outlines below:
Individuals who have previously completed the FNS40815 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking may enrol into the FNS50315 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management, and the units of competency may be recognised through credit transfer as the first subject of the Diploma. These individuals will not be required to complete the optional Introduction to Finance Principles (IFP).
Individuals who choose to complete the optional subject Introduction to Finance Principles (IFP) will have a basic understanding of:
On successful completion of the FNS50315 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management subjects below, individuals should be able to:
Topic 2-1: Organisations, teams and individuals
The Lending Process
Topic 3-1: Understanding the client’s needs
Topic 3-2: Developing and presenting solutions
Topic 3-3: Packaging the application to send to lender/supplier
Topic 3-4: Monitor the loan process
Units of competency
The 15 units of competency are awarded for the successful completion of the FNS50315 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management; 10 core and 5 electives. There are no units of competency issued in the IFP Introduction to Finance Principles subject.
For information on the units of competency see the Subject outlines in the Course Overview tab.
There are three enrolment options:
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Individuals have a total of:
Therefore, if an individual completes the learning and assessment, and the resubmission time in every subject is granted (except in IFP Introduction to Finance Principles), the duration will be 54 weeks.
The subject breakdown for this course is below:
The amount of training for this course may be up to 15 hours per week. The amount of training is the hours an individual can expect to spend to complete their course work and assessments.
In addition to the amount of training, individuals who are new to industry or vocational training could need up to 5 hours per week known as unsupervised hours. These additional hours are for study skills or further research. For example, an individual not working in industry would need more time to review industry websites that are usually introduced in workplace compliance training. Individuals working in industry may be able to complete the course requirements in a shorter timeframe or less hours per week.
If an individual applies for extensions beyond the maximum 54 week completion timeframe or is granted special consideration, the maximum period of time to complete this qualification is two years from the qualification activation date. If enrolling in single subjects with the intention of completing a qualification, the two year timeframe is calculated from the initial activation date of the first subject.
Additional study-related fees apply to formal extensions and re-enrolments. Please refer to the Vocational Education Fees schedule found here.
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There are no entry requirements to enrol directly into the FNS50315 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management.
However, Kaplan Professional recommends that individuals who are new to industry (that is, individuals with less than 6 months’ experience in the finance sector) complete the optional subject, Introduction to Finance Principles (IFP).
If you have already completed your FNS40815 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking, you will not be required to complete Introduction to Finance Principles (IFP), and the units of competency may be recognised though credit transfer as the first subject of the Diploma.
Individuals are required to be aged 18 years or older to enrol in this course.
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.
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Individuals may enrol into the FNS50315 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management at any time and begin studying immediately on enrolment.
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It is recommended individuals complete the FNS50315 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management subjects in the following order:
This course is delivered online via Kaplan Professional’s learning management system KapLearn.
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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.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Individuals may be able to obtain Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a Kaplan Professional award subject based on their previous study and/or work experience. To do this, individuals must submit evidence that demonstrates they have already met the requirements of the subject through these other means.
Evidence can take many forms, such as information about approved study, information about work experience, certificates, transcripts or other credentials.
To find out if you are eligible for RPL, refer to our Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) page.
The assessments for each subject are listed below. Units of competency are co-assessed by topic within subjects, as listed in ‘Units of competency’.
Individuals may attempt the exam and/or submit their assignment at any time if they believe they are adequately prepared. Individuals will receive personal reminder emails as they approach their assessment deadlines.
Individuals must be deemed competent in all assessment items, including demonstrating competency in all of the exam questions, in order to be awarded their qualification.
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To stay ahead in this competitive industry, Kaplan Professional provides training in specialist knowledge areas such as financial planning or life insurance.
Candidates who meet all the course requirements will be able to seek work in the financial services in a finance and mortgage broking related role.
Continuing professional development (CPD) of your knowledge and skills is essential to remaining compliant under ASIC’s Regulatory Guide 206 (RG 206). ASIC has specified that representatives offering mortgage broking services must undertake 20 hours of CPD each year. CPD requirements for MFAA membership are set over and above ASIC requirements of 20 hours per year.
Kaplan offers CPD training for finance and mortgage brokers through Ontrack — our online CPD platform — which delivers monthly multimedia training, along with tracking and reporting capabilities.
Kaplan’s CPD training is recognised and accredited by the FBAA and MFAA. Please review the educational requirements on the FBAA and MFAA websites for further information. To learn more about our ASIC RG 206 compliance offerings, visit the CPD page for more information, or contact our CPD support team on 1300 527 526
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“My Certificate IV helped open the door to the industry for me because it provided me with the initial skills and knowledge I needed to be a broker. However, I knew that to progress even further, I wanted to undertake the Diploma, so I could develop my knowledge base even further. It’s particularly helped me understand the commercial and business side of things much better too.”