Course Title: Prepare financial forecasts and projections

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5130

Course Title: Prepare financial forecasts and projections

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 100.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business


Course Contact: Gowri Raviganesh

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1337

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the functions involved in preparing financial forecasts and projections. It will also provide students with the skills and knowledge in the application of statistical analyses and processing of business data.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FNBFIN70A Prepare financial forecasts and projections


FNBFIN70A /01  Plan Preparation Table

FNBFIN70A /02 Identify assumption and Parameters

FNBFIN70A /03 Issue Instructions and relevant aids for preparation of forecast and projection

FNBFIN70A /04  Collect, consolidate, model and analyse data

FNBFIN70A /05  Document Result and obtain approval

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to Elements of Competency.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including tests, assignments and an examination. Tests will be closed book consisting of multiple choice questions, problem solving exercises and applied exercises. The assignment will require students to undertake basic research on a business theme. Students working in groups will be required to analyse data using MS Excel 2003 and write reports as directed.

Students will receive ongoing feedback on their progress in the course. Feedback on assessments will be given in a timely manner. Students will be informed about how to improve their performance in the competency / course and what they will need to to to be deemed competent or to gain a pass in the assessment.