Course Title: Assess credit applications

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4297

Course Title: Assess credit applications

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 30.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Clem Simonetto

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5426

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

On completion of this course you will be able to satisfy initial financial services enquiries by assessing and monitoring client credit information. You will able to assess risk to the organisation and be able to establish credit terms and limits.

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onwards your teacher will advise you if you require access to a computer for the course. It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites to this course is co-delivered with:

FNSINC402A - Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of products and services used by an organisation or sector
FNSASIC301A - Establish client relationship and analyse needs
FNSASIC302A - Develop, present and negotiate client solutions

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FNSCRD401A Assess credit applications


1. Assess and monitor credit information

2. Assess the risk

3. Establish credit terms and limits

4. Satisfy initial enquiry

Learning Outcomes

To achieve competency in this unit you must be able to demonstrate you can satisfy an initial financial services credit enquiry, assess and monitor client credit information and assess the risk exposure to your organisation.

And be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge and skill in the area of establishing credit terms with the client and the limits of exposure for the organisation.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written tests, a group assignment and final assessment.

Tests are closed book and consist of multiple choice, practical exercises and short answer questions.

The group assignment requires students to research the role and function of a financial institution or a major contemporary issue relating to the financial system and of concern to consumers.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress