Course Title: Price financial transactions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5205

Course Title: Price financial transactions

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


Term1 2010,
Term1 2012,
Term2 2009,
Term2 2010,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Clem Simonetto

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5426

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to research and analyse market information to determine the price of financial products. It will provide students with an understanding of the macroeconomic environment and enable them to identify and explain movements in aggregate economic variables and their effects upon the price of financial products. This includes an examination of government monetary, fiscal and external policy.

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 and co-requisites.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FNSFMKT601B Price financial transactions


1. Compile financial information and data

2. Analyse and make prices

3. Record financial transaction

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Performance Elements listed in Part A and the Performance Criteria in Part B.

Additionally this unit incorporates Knowledge requirements:
• knowledge of financial market products
• the economic environment, including:
• characteristics and impacts of economic and business cycles
• government monetary and fiscal policies
• interest rates, exchange rates, inflation
• knowledge of financial markets operating software systems
• understanding of risk and implications of financial positions
• understanding of mathematical principals and methodologies


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks will include the following:
1. Mid-Semester and Final Test . These will consist of short answer questions, problem solving case-studies and multiple-choice questions.
2. A group assignment that will focus on your ability to identify macroeconomic factors that impact on the value of a financial transaction. It will demonstrate the student’s ability to identiify and analyse the factors that determine the price of a financial transaction covered in the course such as a share and / or financial security (bond).

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