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Are you wanting to become a mortgage broker and receive your RG 206 compliance?
Kaplan Professional’s FNS40820 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking is for those wanting a career in the finance and mortgage broking industry. This online course is developed for new entrants to the mortgage broking industry and those currently providing mortgage broking services looking to gain a formal qualification, while meeting the education requirements outlined in ASIC’s RG 206.
Note: If you wish to attain membership with the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA), please review the educational requirements on the MFAA website for further information.
The FNS40820 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking covers:
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On completion, individuals may choose to upgrade into the FNS50320 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management.
On successful completion of this qualification, individuals should be able to:
Units of competency
12 units of competency are awarded for the successful completion of FNS40820 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking; eight (8) core and four (4) electives. Please refer to the information at the top of this page in relation to completing your qualification.
For further information on the units of competency, please see the subject outline in the ‘Course overview’ tab.
Enrol directly in the program for $340 (GST exempt).
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Individuals have a total of:
This means if an individual completes the learning and assessment, and the re-submission time in every subject is granted, the duration will be 30 weeks.
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 five (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 the industry would need more time to review industry websites 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 30-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.
Please also refer to our Vocational Education and Training (VET) Enrolment Terms and Conditions here or our Student Handbook here for important information on:
There are no educational entry requirements.
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. In additon, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written and oral 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@example.com.
In order to complete your studies with Kaplan Professional, you’re assumed to have the following skills and access relating to technology.
To successfully complete this qualification, individuals will require basic computing skills. This may include but isn’t limited to:
You may enrol into this course at any time and begin studying immediately on enrolment.
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This course is delivered online via Kaplan’s learning management system, KapLearn.
You’ll receive login details to KapLearn on enrolment. When you log into KapLearn you’re able to access the subject notes, assessments and additional learning materials. This includes media, case studies, practice activities and your online tutor.
Assessments are accessed and submitted through KapLearn.
Corporate clients should contact our Corporate Solutions team on 1300 728 505 to discuss face-to-face delivery options and how we can tailor our training to your business needs.
Individuals who complete the FNS40820 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking may enrol into the FNS50320 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.
Individuals who’ve completed the FNS40815 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking may still upgrade into the FNS50320 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management. We encourage you to refer to the Diploma course page for options.
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’ve already met the requirements of the subject through these other means.
Evidence can take many forms. This includes information about approved study, information about work experience, certificates, transcripts or other credentials.
To find out if you’re eligible for RPL, refer to our Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) page.
The assessments for each course are listed below. Units of competency are co-assessed by topic within subjects, as listed in ‘Units of competency’.
• Oral – oral response to questions and role plays
The mode of oral assessment is by audio recording.
Note: the written and oral assignment will be available as soon as the change to FNS40820 is released. Please refer to the information at the top of this page for further details.
Individuals may attempt the exam at any time if they believe they’re adequately prepared. As noted above, the written and oral assignment will be made available as soon as the pending change to FNS40820 is released. Individuals will receive personal reminder emails as they approach their assessment deadline. Individuals must be deemed ‘competent’ in all assessment items. This includes demonstrating competency in all of the exam questions, in order to be awarded their qualification or course. Please refer to the information at the top of this page.
Individuals who complete the qualification will receive a qualification certificate.
You can sit your exam while being supervised in your workplace or with online supervision via Zoom at a suitable location.
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Individuals who are successfully awarded the FNS40820 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking can apply for Credit Transfer (CT) for the first subject to upgrade and enrol in the FNS50320 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management. This focuses on business, commercial and premium client lending.
To stay ahead in this competitive industry, Kaplan Professional provides training in the specialist knowledge areas such as financial planning or life insurance.
Individuals who meet all the course requirements will be able to seek work in the financial services industry in a finance and mortgage broking-related role.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to maintain and extend 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 Professional offers CPD training for finance and mortgage brokers through Ontrack — our online Continuing Education platform — which delivers monthly multimedia learning content, along with tracking and reporting capabilities.
Kaplan Professional’s Continuing Education content 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, please to refer to Continuing Education page for more information. Alternatively, feel free to contact our Continuing Education support team on 1300 527 526.
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IMPORTANT: Kaplan Professional has been informed of a change being made to the qualification FNS40820 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking during September 2021. This change affects all individuals studying FNS40820 and all registered training providers in Australia with the qualification FNS40820 on their scope of registration.
Please enrol in the FNS40820 qualification as normal. Your topics and exam will be available immediately, and the written and oral assignment will be available as soon as the change to FNS40820 is released. Kaplan Professional is taking this approach to ensure you may commence your studies now.
Kaplan Professional will contact students who are enrolled in this qualification as soon as the change is released. Please be assured Kaplan Professional will manage this process with you.