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Subject overview


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4 Mar 2024


12 weeks



This subject focuses on providing students with an in-depth understanding of the considerations and implications of strategy development associated with aged care planning in Australia. Different residential arrangements and pre-assessment processes are explored as well as costs and Centrelink implications. Students will critically analyse and evaluate aged care and estate planning strategies in Australia through independent research and case study applications.

For more information please refer to the subject outline.

Subject information

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Assess the aged care needs and preference of clients and their families
  • Evaluate different aged care arrangements available to clients
  • Analyse the financial implications of aged care arrangements
  • Examine estate planning and tax implications of aged care arrangements
  • Develop comprehensive strategies to meet the diverse needs of clients in the aged care context

Topics covered

  1. The need for aged care advice
  2. Overview of aged care in Australia
  3. Residence and financial structure
  4. Centrelink considerations
  5. Independent residential living and home care support options
  6. Estate Planning and aged care
  7. Family aged care planning and preassessment
  8. Understanding lump sum and daily care costs
  9. Aged care strategies

Continuing professional development (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

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.

Reading list


Assessments up to SP2 2024

Assessment TypeAssessedWeighting
TaskWeek 425%
Assignment 1Week 735%
Assignment 2Week 1250%

Assessments from SP3 2024

Assessment TypeAssessedWeighting
Oral AssignmentWeek 425%
Assignment 1Week 735%
Assignment 2Week 1250%

Previous study requirements

Assumed knowledge

Kaplan Professional assumes that students have completed FPC009 Complex Financial Planning, or understand the content covered in this subject, prior to undertaking FPE010 Aged Care.

Course transition subject equivalence

There is no equivalences for this subject.

Key dates

Study Period 1

11 Dec 2023 - 29 Mar 2024

❌ Enrolments now closed

Early access opens 11 December 2023

Early access to assessments 21 December 2023

Study period commences 8 January 2024

Enrolments close/census 24 January 2024

Study period ends 29 March 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 2

5 Feb 2024 - 24 May 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 5 February 2024

Early access to assessments 19 February 2024

Study period commences 4 March 2024

Enrolments close/census 20 March 2024

Study period ends 24 May 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 3

1 Apr 2024 - 19 Jul 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 1 April 2024

Early access to assessments 15 April 2024

Study period commences 29 April 2024

Enrolments close/census 15 May 2024

Study period ends 19 July 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 4

3 Jun 2024 - 20 Sep 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 3 June 2024

Early access to assessments 17 June 2024

Study period commences 1 July 2024

Enrolments close/census 17 July 2024

Study period ends 20 September 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 5

29 Jul 2024 - 15 Nov 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 29 July 2024

Early access to assessments 12 August 2024

Study period commences 26 August 2024

Enrolments close/census 11 September 2024

Study period ends 15 November 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 6

30 Sep 2024 - 17 Jan 2025

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 30 September 2024

Early access to assessments 14 October 2024

Study period commences 28 October 2024

Enrolments close/census 13 November 2024

Study period ends 17 January 2025

Assessment dates See assessment information

Subject enhancements

We’ve listened to student feedback, and are pleased to inform you that we’ve made the following improvements and enhancements to this subject:

  • revised the assessment regime to align with real-world practices.
    This includes removing the examination, and moving to a new assessment regime of one (1) task and two (2) written assignments.

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