The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Within Australia, Personal Financial Planning is now a highly regulated industry. The course aims to provide you with a broad overview of the nature and scope of personal financial planning within the national context. Specific coverage of each of the major components necessary for the development of Personal financial advice is given, and the regulatory environment in which practicing financial planners operate is examined. Emphasis is market orientated and thus quantitative, supported by conceptual theory.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Comprehend and interrelate the key conceptual, methodological and regulatory considerations involving investment, superannuation, retirement planning, risk management and estate planning needs of individuals.

2. Compare and contrast strategies.

3. Analyse taxation implications of alternative investments and strategies

4. Examine the changing financial planning environment and identify key issues facing the financial planning sector.

5. Utilise appropriate investigative methods to collect financial and business information in order to inform well supported decision-making

6. Engage in collaborative planning, work in consultation, and evaluate the process.


Provides a broad overview of the nature and scope of individual financial planning in the Australian context. Provides specific coverage of the major components necessary for the development of individual financial plans.


Students must have successfully completed ACFI2070 to enrol in this course.

Assessment items

In Term Test: Spot Tests

Quiz: Mid Semester Quiz

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Group Case Study

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.