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CL07 - Associate Degree of Financial Planning

Overview

Course Overview

This course provides you with a detailed introduction into the theory and practice of Financial Planning. The course includes contact with the Financial Planning industry and practical experience in solving selected Financial Planning problems. The course articulates into the Bachelor of Property degree with a major in Financial Planning to provide a complete bachelor level qualification covering the full educational requirements for practice as a Financial Planner or Property Economist.

Career Information

A variety of junior positions within the Financial Planning industry exist for graduates with an associate degree. These include assistant roles in financial planning and estate planning. Progression to senior roles in Financial Planning requires additional study to gain a Bachelor of Property (Financial Planning) or equivalent.

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) ADFinPlan
AQF Level Level 6: Associate Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
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Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Prerequisites: nil

International students

International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

English and Mathematics

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the Financial Planning industry but is insufficient in itself for professional recognition. It may be used for advanced entry into full degree courses, such as the Bachelor of Property (Financial Planning) for the purpose of working towards a complete professional educational qualification.

Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 1
Second year 1
Third Year 1
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the body of knowledge of the financial planning discipline
  • 2. Critically apply Financial Planning theory and scholarship to solve practical financial planning problems
  • 3. Identify and respond to ethical issues in financial planning practice
  • 4. Communicate effectively in a range of academic, non-specialist and professional contexts
  • 5. Undertake research, evaluate information and synthesise relevant issues in the discipline of financial planning and other related contexts.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
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