FPE010 Aged Care

This subject focuses on providing individuals with an in-depth understanding of the considerations and implications associated with aged care planning in Australia.

The subject covers a wide range of topics, including aged care planning principles, aged care residential options, cost related to aged care and Centrelink implications. Family aged care planning and pre-assessment as well as estate planning considerations will be discussed to provide further insights for aged care strategy creation.

Individuals will critically analyse and evaluate aged care planning practices in Australia through independent research and case study applications.

For more information, please refer to the subject outline.

  • Learning outcomes
    • At the completion of this subject students should be able to:

      1. Analyse the different aged care facilities available to senior Australians
      2. Analyse the treatment of personal assets by aged care providers
      3. Analyse the Centrelink treatment of aged care arrangements
      4. Assess the requirements of aged care residents and their families
      5. Discuss estate planning and tax issues and implications related with aged care
      6. Design strategies to maximise clients’ access to aged care facilities and benefits in their best interest
  • Subject content
    • Topic Title
      Topic 1 Introduction to aged care in Australia
      Topic 2 Residences and Financial Structures
      Topic 3 Investment and debt products
      Topic 4 Centrelink implications
      Topic 5 Understanding lump sum and daily care costs
      Topic 6 Family aged care planning and pre-assessment
      Topic 7 Estate planning and aged care
      Topic 8 Aged care strategies
      Topic 9 Financial planning opportunities

  • 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. However, please review the ‘Assumed knowledge’ section below to understand the prior knowledge Kaplan advises you should hold before enrolling in this subject.

  • 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.

  • Assumed knowledge
    • Whilst there are no prerequisites for this subject, Kaplan assumes that students have completed FPC009 Complex Financial Planning, or understand the content covered in this subject, prior to undertaking FPE010 Aged Care.