Course Title: Analyse financial markets and information

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5179

Course Title: Analyse financial markets and information

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2007,
Term1 2008

Course Contact: Gowri Raviganesh

Course Contact Phone: 61 3 9925 1377

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to access, interpret and report on financial markets. It covers underpinning knowledge and skills in investment products and management.
Its aim is to introduce students to modern investment theories and practices, including investment evaluation theories and techniques for a range of financial assets. It will also entail an investigation of the portfolio management practices and cover current industry practice in this area.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FNSFMKT501A Analyse financial markets and information


FNSFMKT501A/01 Determine the operations within financial markets

FNSFMKT501A/02 Access market information

FNSFMKT501A/03 Interpret trends and market developments

FNSFMKT501A/04 Report on market data

Learning Outcomes

As per the performance elements above.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including class tests, a group assignment and an exam.
Class tests may comprise multiple choice, true/false questions and calculations.
The group assignment may cover the operation, features, developments & trends and the evaluation of managed investment funds.
The exam will be closed book and may comprise multiple choice, calculations and short answer questions. A formula sheet will be provided.

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