Course Title: Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of products and services used by an organisation or sector
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
Course Code: ACCT5323C
Course Title: Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of products and services used by an organisation or sector
School: 650T Vocational Business Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4342 - Certificate IV in Banking Services
Course Contact : Doug Gourlay
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-5944
Course Contact Email:email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Phone: 9925 5519
Nominal Hours: 40
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.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the financial products and services provided by an organisation, or those an organisation uses, and how they may be applied to customer needs.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
FNSINC402A Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of products and services used by an organisation or sector
1. Identify the products and services the organisation uses
1.1. Products and services used by an organisation or sector are identified and the purpose of each determined
2. Identify compliance implications of product
2.1. Compliance implications are established and documented
3. Determine the appropriate users for products and services
3.1. The function of each product and service and the customer needs it satisfies are identified and documented and the customer characteristics that best suit each product determined
4. Maintain product knowledge
4.1. Relevant products and services are reviewed regularly and any changes to terms and conditions identified and applied in daily work
Details of Learning Activities
A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities. The self-paced activities will be delivered thought various technology platforms and include your contribution to wikis and discussion threads, reflective journals, quizzes and interactive sessions.
Introduction to the Course including:
Familiarisation with Course, Blackboard, Course requirements, Overview of assessment requirements, Where to get support, Student responsibilities
Submission Guidelines as outlined in course guide.
Task 1 - Individual Assignment
If needed resubmission will be required in week 5.
Feedback will be given in week 6
Assignment Task 1 is Due in week 4
|2||13 July||Introduction to finance|
|3||20 July||Banking products and services – Personal loans|
|4||27 July||Banking products and services – Personal loans||
Task 2 Assignment Task Handed out
Task 2 Assignment Submission is due in week 10.
Resubmission if needed will be in week 11
You will receive the feedback in week 12
Introduction to personal financial statements
Resubmission Due for students NYC in Task 1
|6||10 August||Introduction to personal financial statements||
|7||17 August||Personal Bank Overdrafts|
|8||24 August||Mortgage loans/Owner Occupied/Investment|
| Mid Semester Break (31 August to 4 Sept)|
|9||7 September||Assessment Task 2: Students will work on assessment task 2 in class / seek feedback on work in progress|
|10||14 September||Risk and Insurance Introduction||Task 2 - Group AssignmentDue
You will receive feedback in week 12.
|11||21 September||General Insurance Products|
|12||28 September||Purpose and Identification of risk products|
|13||5 October||Preparation for assessment|
|14||12 October||In class Assessment||
Task 3 - In- class Assessment due
If you need to do a resit this will be conducted in week 15
You will receive feedback in week 16.
|15||19 October||Resits||You will receive the overall course feedback in week 16|
|16||26 October||Feedback on assessment|
The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Prior to training commencement a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the following:
• Program overview and requirements
• Overview of assessment requirements
• Pre-Training Review including:
o Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
o Assessment of current skills and knowledge
• Competency/Grading Criteria
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities
Other materials will be placed on the Blackboard and will be used when directed so by your teacher.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in class exercises, written and practical tests, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work-based or course activities.
You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. You will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check your progress.
This course is co - delivered and co-assessed with the following competencies:
BAFI 5196C Assess credit applications
BAFI 5197C Establish client relationship and analyse needs
BAFI 5198C Develop and present and negotiate client solutions
Critical aspects of assessment
Evidence of the ability to:
- identify and maintain current knowledge of the financial products and services an organisation uses and provides
- identify unique characteristics of financial products, how they rate to competitors, and the type of customers and customer needs they are best suited for.
You are required to complete 3 tasks. You must successfully complete all 3 tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.
TASK 1 Assignment ( Due Week 4)
For this assignment task you will be undertaking an assignment.
This task will assess your knowledge of Financial Industry Terms and characteristics of investment instruments.
If you are deemed NYC in this assessment you will be able to complete (1) resubmission. This resubmission will be needed to be handed in by week 5.
TASK 2 - Group Assignment (Due in Week 10)
Handed out in Week 4. Due in Week 10 of the first class held that week
For this assessment task you will work in groups of two students to research financial products and services and provide product comparisons and recommendations. This assessment will also assist you to develop your customer service skills.
TASK 3 - In - Class Assessment ( Week 14)
For this assessment task you will be undertaking a (90 minutes) 1.5 hours in class assessment during your normal scheduled class, consisting of Short Answer questions and Financial Calculations based on all Instructional Topics taught throughout the semester.
If you are deemed (NYC) not yet competent in this assessment you will be able to complete (1) resit. The resit will be held in the (2nd) second week following the assessment. If you have to undertake a resit you can only be deemed competent at the CAG level. (CAG is Competently Achieved Graded)
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of each assessment task is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.
Late Submission Procedures
You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf
Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf
Resubmissions (VET Programs):
If you are found to be unsuccessful in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission if successful is “CAG”.
If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.
Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:
More Information: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31
Marking Guide (Competency):
You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:
Final Grades table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
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