BP314 - Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)

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Plan: BP314OUA17 - Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)
Campus: OUA CSP

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

Over the duration of your program you will experience a variety of teaching and learning approaches. The approaches used in each course will be appropriate to the learning outcomes  they are designed to develop.

The assessment you must complete is designed to provide you with opportunities to demonstrate the extent to which you have developed  and achieved specific learning outcomes in a given area. Methods of assessment will also vary with the learning outcomes  of the relevant course. The major styles of teaching, learning and assessment you will experience throughout your program will include:

Online learning:  The online program provides real-time and asynchronous engagement and self-directed study. Innovative content using various media sources and practical exercises are presented to suit all learners and to keep the experience engaging and dynamic. Communication tools are used for discussion and collaborative work.

Problem-based learning:  You may work in a team or individually to conduct research, solve problems, analyse and respond to case studies, prepare or respond to briefs, write original research or case study reports, or participate in managing a company in a computer-based business simulation. This technique is designed to simulate the experiences you will encounter working in accountancy.

Flexible delivery:  The program will incorporate extensive use of online resources. These may include learning resources such as lecture notes, and assessment and feedback tools such as discussion boards and quizzes.

Assignments and projects:  These may be either research or problem based, and may be undertaken in teams or individually. Assignments and projects are designed  to develop your abilities  in communications, research and reasoning, and provide feedback on your skill development, while also developing you  as a life-long learner.

In-class tests:  Provide you with feedback on your early understanding within a course and allow feedback to assist you in further developing your skills and abilities.

Formal examinations:  Will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding and application of marketing and business principles to either practical or theoretical issues.

Academic integrity

The originality verification software Turnitin (see http://www.turnitin.com), may be used on assessments in your program.

Note you must complete a hardcopy of the RMIT coversheet with your assessment submissions: http://

To support you with issues associated with the honesty and full referencing of external work presented in assignments, please visit the University website for Academic Integrity: http://www.rmit.edu.au/ academicintegrity

Specifically, support resources for yourself as a student to ensure that your submitted assessment accurately represents your work are provided at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity/students

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

To view the Assessment Policy go to: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1


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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • and complete these activities in real or simulated work contexts or situations.

You will undertake two courses which are specifically designed to achieve work integrated learning (WIL) objectives:

ACCT2295 Financial Advisory Practice

This course draws upon a range of disciplines and culminates in the preparation of a Statement of Advice for a client. The practice of financial planning requires understanding of regulation and the application of business management principles and techniques. The first aspect of this course requires the application of these skills in the preparation, presentation, implementation and review of a personal financial plan for a client. The second aspect of the course focuses on financial planning practice management and explores many of the practical issues that will confront you in the financial planning industry. You will also identify and discuss the principal customer service issues associated with the management of a financial planning practice.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience. The course also provides you with a capstone experience that will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on and consolidate what you have previously learnt in the program.

ACCT2298 Superannuation and Retirement

In this course you will explore retirement planning with a particular focus on the role of superannuation in Australia. The course will include a comprehensive study of superannuation funds, funding process, benefit structures, regulatory framework, investment decisions, taxation issues and administration requirements. Also included will be a consideration of the different forms of retirement income planning in the economy and issues, which impact on retirees at different stages of their life. 

The course is listed on the ASIC Register of Compliant Training as meeting the requirements for superannuation specialist knowledge under Regulatory Guide 146 and is also worth 15 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for membership of professional bodies such as the Financial Planning Association.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Eleven (11) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code


Accounting in Organisations and Society 12 ACCT2300 OUA CSP
Financial Accounting and Analysis 12 ACCT2299 OUA CSP
Commercial Law 12 LAW2543 OUA CSP
Business Statistics 1 12 ECON1324 OUA CSP
Business Computing 1 12 ISYS3380 OUA CSP
Prices and Markets 12 ECON1325 OUA CSP
Macroeconomics 1 12 ECON1326 OUA CSP
Personal Wealth Management 12 BAFI3228 OUA CSP
Financial Markets 12 BAFI3227 OUA CSP
Marketing Principles 12 MKTG1403 OUA CSP
Organisational Analysis 12 BUSM4623 OUA CSP

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code


Business Finance 12 BAFI3229 OUA CSP
Taxation 1 12 LAW2544 OUA CSP
Superannuation and Retirement 12 ACCT2298 OUA CSP
Law of Investments and Financial Markets 12 LAW2542 OUA CSP
Risk, Insurance and Social Security 12 ACCT2297 OUA CSP

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code


Wealth Creation and Estate Planning 12 ACCT2296 OUA CSP
Investment 12 BAFI3226 OUA CSP
Financial Advisory Practice 12 ACCT2295 OUA CSP
Select and Complete Five (5) Courses from:
University Elective

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