FPC009 Complex Financial Planning

This subject focuses on theory and knowledge by integrating a series of case studies in more complex financial planning scenarios. The subject exposes students to client portfolios with advanced investment strategies and embeds solid understanding of sophisticated scenarios and strategies, to equip financial advisers to provide better outcomes in achieving client goals.

Students will follow a fictitious case study to apply their understanding of methodologies used in complex financial planning when analysing client data, gathering file notes and preparing a statement of advice.

For more information, please refer to the subject outline.

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

      1. Discover and apply client needs and priorities through the skilled application of client engagement.
      2. Determine the needs and behaviour of clients with specialised or complex needs.
      3. Formulate complex strategies into a comprehensive financial plan.
      4. Critique a SOA with multiple and complex strategies.
      5. Formulate an ongoing service plan in collaboration with other specialists.
      6. Critique methodologies currently used in complex financial planning.
  • Subject content
    • Topic Title
      Topic 1 The financial planning process and data collection
      Topic 2 identifying client issues
      Topic 3 Identifying strategies
      Topic 4 Writing a statement of advice
      Topic 5 Presenting, implementing and reviewing a plan

  • 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.

  • Duration
    • The duration of this subject is one study period (12 weeks).

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

      However, individuals should review the ‘Assumed Knowledge’ tab to understand the prior knowledge Kaplan advises they should hold before enrolling in this subject.

  • Assumed knowledge
    • Whilst there are no prerequisites for this subject, Kaplan Professional assumes that individuals have completed FPC001B Economic and Legal Context for Financial Planning, FPC002B Ethics and Professionalism in Financial Advice , FPC003 Superannuation and Retirement Advice , FPC004 Insurance Advice , FPC005 Estate and Succession Planning, FPC006 Tax and Commercial Law for Financial Planning , FPC007B Client Engagement Skills and FPC008 Investment Advice, or understand the content covered in those subjects, prior to undertaking FPC009 Complex Financial Planning.

  • Course transition subject equivalence
    • Individuals may not be required to complete this subject if they have transitioned from a SIA/Finsia/Kaplan Professional course and have completed the following subjects:

      • there are no equivalences for this subject.
  • Reading list
    • There is no prescribed text for this subject.

      Individuals are provided with key readings and access to Kaplan’s online databases. Individuals are encouraged to research and read widely on the topic.