Course Title: Professional Ethics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Ethics

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Coordinator: TBA

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email: @rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course focuses on key theoretical and practical approaches to business ethics with a focus on financial planning and advisory services. This course will develop your understanding of a profession and its members’ ethical responsibilities at an individual and organizational level. This course highlights the importance of personal values underpinning ethical behaviour.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On completion of this course you will be able to:

 

  • CLO 1: Collaborate and work in teams to research and provide advice to ethical issues facing financial planners
  • CLO 2: Undertake effective research into ethical practice and theory in a business context
  • CLO 3: Identify and critically evaluate and analyse ethical problems based on your understanding of ethical theories and prior research
  • CLO 4: Effectively communicate your evaluation of ethical issues
  • CLO 5: explain the importance of ethics and professional judgement
  • CLO 6: Identify and critically evaluate the personal values required to make ethical decisions

 

The following table maps each CLO against one or more PLOs

 

 

CLO1

CLO2

CLO3

CLO4

CLO5

PLO1

Ö

Ö

Ö

 

Ö

PLO2

Ö

Ö

Ö

Ö

Ö

PLO3

 

Ö

Ö

 

Ö

PLO4

Ö

Ö

 

Ö

 

PLO5

Ö

 

Ö

Ö

Ö

PLO6

Ö

Ö

Ö

Ö

 

PLO7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note: PLOs listed below.  Not all PLOs are achieved in a single course.

 

PLO1 Demonstrate knowledge of financial advice regulation and practice in Australia.

PLO2 Apply knowledge of research principles and methods applied to the discipline of financial planning.

PLO3 Analyse, synthesize and evaluate complex financial advice scenarios and theories to demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in financial planning.

PLO4 Apply reasoning, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts to solve emerging or advanced problems related to investments, superannuation planning, retirement planning, estate planning, insurance, and taxation planning.

PLO5 Justify and communicate financial planning advice and ideas in complex collaborative contexts involving both professional financial planners and non-professionals.

PLO6 Apply knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative, using a high level of personal autonomy and accountability, to new client scenarios in professional practice.

PLO7 Apply knowledge and skills to plan and execute a capstone research experience combined with authentic Work Integrated Learning (WIL) contexts, professional contexts and industry settings.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities include: face to face workshops, use of online materials and resources, debates, case studies, applied research on current issues, guest speakers and completion of weekly work.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT workshop notes and materials.

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/CANVAS. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMITLibrary databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task 1 – Test/Case study: 30% Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2 – Major Assignment: 30% Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4 ,5

Assessment Task 3 – Final Examination: 40% Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 

The assessment alignment table below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

 Tasks CLO1 CLO2CLO3 CLO4  CLO5 CLO6
 Task 1 X X X   
 Task 2  X X X 
 Task 3 X X X X XX