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

For more information, please refer to the subject outline:

FPC001B Economic and Legal Context for Financial Planning (for students enrolling in SP5-19)

FPC001 Economic, Legal and Ethical Context for Financial Planning (for students enrolling in SP4-19)

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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 legislation and regulation
      Topic 4 Overview of financial services law
      Topic 5 Regulatory framework
      Topic 6 Australian financial services license
      Topic 7 The Australian financial advice environment
      Topic 8 Disclosure
      Topic 9 Ethics

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

  • Equivalent and incompatible subjects
    • Equivalent subject(s): FPC001 Economic, Legal and Ethical Context for Financial Planning

  • 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
    • Principal dates Study Period 4 Study Period 5 Study Period 6
      Enrolments open 29-Apr-19 24-Jun-19 02-Sep-19
      Study period commences 08-Jul-19 02-Sep-19 11-Nov-19
      Census 24-Jul-19 18-Sep-19 27-Nov-19
      Study period ends 27-Sep-19 22-Nov-19 31-Jan-20

      Note: no early access will be available for this course.

       

  • Fees
    • Enrolment fees Fee
      Subject fee AUD $2,400

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