FPC001B Economic and Legal Context for Financial Planning (aligns to FASEA bridging course: Financial Advice Regulatory and Legal Obligations)

This subject provides an overview of key economic concepts. It focuses on economic issues of current relevance and develops the ability to interpret basic economic information and understand the impact of current economic and market events.

The subject also introduces students to the key drivers of law and regulation in the Australian financial services industry to enable them to appreciate the critical role that law and regulation play in wealth management and financial planning.

This subject has been approved as a Board approved course in Commercial law for tax (financial) advisers.  This will automatically apply to your enrolment. For a full list of Kaplan Professional’s TPB Approved Courses For Tax Advisers, click here.

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FPC001B Economic and Legal Context for Financial Planning

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  • Learning outcomes
    • On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

      1. Explore the role of intermediaries in financial markets.
      2. Explain the impact of current issues and key economic and financial indicators on the Australian and global financial markets.
      3. Analyse the impact of government and monetary policy on the Australian financial markets.
      4. Examine some of the major issues currently facing the financial planning industry in Australia
      5. Explore the main sources of Law and the regulatory structure of financial services law in Australia.
      6. Explain the various obligations imposed on participants by financial services legislation.
      7. Demonstrate an understanding of codes of practice applicable to the financial planning profession.
      8. Apply ethical values and principles and relevant legislation to various scenarios.

  • Subject Content
    • Topic Title
      Topic 1 Overview of global financial markets and participants
      Topic 2 Economic principles and management
      Topic 3 Introduction to the Australian legal system
      Topic 4 Overview of financial services law and regulations
      Topic 5 Regulatory framework
      Topic 6 Australian financial services licence
      Topic 7 Disclosure
      Topic 8 Business structures
      Topic 9 Contract and property law
      Topic 10 Tort law and negligence

  • CPD
    • Kaplan Professional has assessed this subject. Click here for the following CPD hours applicable from 1 January 2019 on successful completion of this course. For subjects or courses completed prior to this date, please contact Kaplan Professional’s CPD Support team on 1300 527 526 or pdmail@kaplan.edu.au.

  • Assessment
  • Prerequisites
    • There are no prerequisites for this subject. 

  • Equivalent and incompatible subjects
    • Equivalent subject(s): None

  • Reading list
    • There are no prescribed texts for this subject.

      Details of any required and further readings for this subject are provided in the subject room.  Purchase of any text other than a prescribed text is not required.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    • No RPL is available for this subject.

  • Key Dates
    • Study Period 4-6 2019

      Principal dates Study Period 4 Study Period 5 Study Period 6
      Enrolments open Now Now Now
      Study period commences 06-Jul-19 31-Aug-19 09-Nov-19
      Census date 22-Jul-19 16-Sep-19 25-Nov-19
      Study period ends 25-Sep-19 20-Nov-19 29-Jan-20

      Study Period 1-3 2020

      Principal dates Study Period 1 Study Period 2 Study Period 3
      Enrolments open Now Now Now
      Study period commences 06-Jan-20 09-Mar-20 04-May-20
      Census date 22-Jan-20 25-Mar-20 20-May-20
      Study period ends 27-Mar-20 29-May-20 24-Jul-20

  • Fees
    • Enrolment fees Fee
      Subject fee SP2 2020 – SP6 2020 $2,500

      Note: If this subject is undertaken as a standalone subject, no FEE-HELP is available.

      FEE-HELP is available for individuals undertaking this subject as part of a qualification. Click here to find out if you’re eligible.

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