Course Title: Determine risk rating for investment and insurance products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: BAFI5143C

Course Title: Determine risk rating for investment and insurance products

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5205 - Diploma of Financial Services

Course Contact : Michael Elliot

Course Contact Phone: 61 3 9925 5519

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Steve Goutzoulis
Tel: 61 3 9925 5464

Nominal Hours: 50

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


Course Description

This unit covers the functions involved in monitoring and analysing risks and determining the risk rating associated with an existing or new investment or insurance product.
It covers in-depth knowledge of the Life Insurance industry, including industry regulations and codes of practice, insurance and other financial products, financial markets and investment characteristics.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

FNSINSV505B Determine risk rating for investment and insurance products


FNSINSV505B/01 Monitor and collect information on risk factors

Performance Criteria:

· Product type is identified so that the nature of the risk can be identified and handled accordingly
· Relevant information is identified, monitored and collected


FNSINSV505B/02 Analyse data collected

Performance Criteria:

· The reliability and validity of the data is established
· Risk factors associated with a product are assessed against known exposure factors
· All information collected on risk factors for a product is analysed using appropriate methods and documented
· Need for additional information in order to further evaluate the risk is identified, collected and analysed


FNSINSV505B/03 Determine risk rating for product

Performance Criteria:

· Acceptability of risk is determined using all available information in accordance with company policy and procedures and underwriting guidelines
· Risk rating that minimises risk liability is established within delegated authority
· The basis for the risk rating decision is documented
· Compliance with relevant legislation and company policy is considered
· Risk rating information is documented in a format that may be used to guide underwriting and product/policy amendment decisions


FNSINSV505B/04 Communicate results to appropriate personnel

Performance Criteria:

· Results of research and analysis are presented to appropriate personnel in a clear, concise format
· Risk rating recommendations are reviewed against existing products and organisational policies
· Risk rating recommendations are finalised and relevant personnel notified

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

In this course students will undertake a range of learning activities, which will include:
An initial introduction to topics and techniques via teacher directed learning, tutorial-based discussion groups, role-plays to explore individual reactions to particular situations, a group project (case-study, tutorial exercises in order to develop competency including underpinning skills and knowledge.

Teaching Schedule

This program is intended as a guide only. It is subject to variation. Any changes will be communicated to students.

 Weekly Schedule 
Week beginningTopicsTutorial/class work
Week 1 The Nature of Risk and its Management.  
Week 2 Introduction to Risk Management. Tutorial 1
Week 3 Insurance and Risk. Tutorial 2
Week 4 Regulation and Compliance. Tutorial 3
Week 5 Policy, law and Documentation. Tutorial 4
Week 6 Introduction to Life Insurance Tutorial 5
Week 7Introduction to General Insurance Tutorial 6
Week 8 Taxation and Insurance Tutorial 7
Week 9 Class Test  
Week 10Personal Risk Management Tutorial 8
Week 11 Life Insurance Products Tutorial 9
Week 12 General Insurance Products Tutorial 10
Week 13 General Insurance Products Tutorial 11
Week 14 Mandated Insurance and Health Insurance Tutorial 12
Week 15 Revision 
Week 16 Final Test 
Week 17 Feedback on assignment & assessment 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Teal, J, Insurance and Risk Management, John Wiley and Sons Australia Ltd


Beal D and McKeown W, Personal Finance, John Wiley and Sons Australia Ltd, 3rd Edition

Gitman LJ, Morrison DS and Joehnk MD, Personal Financial Planning – an Australian Perspective, Thomson, 1st Edition.

Other Resources

• Print based resources
Extensive course notes and materials in addition to lecture overheads and tutorial questions will be available of the learning hub from the commencement of the course. Also included are short answer questions and problem sets, self-directed exercises, some solutions and core notes for each topic.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including a collaborative research projects, presentations, closed book tests and/or examination.
Tests will comprise multiple-choice, case studies and short answer questions. It will assess underpinning knowledge and skills and the performance criteria of the unit.

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.

Assessment Tasks

The assessment will consist of:
1. Assignment
Collaborative research projects where you will work together with other students to research an insurance product and relate the benefits of insurance to clients’ needs. It will also involve a group presentation communicating the group’s work to the class.

2. Closed Book Test
Comprising multiple-choice, case studies and short answer questions. It will assess underpinning knowledge and skills, covered in the course, and the performance criteria of the unit.

3. Closed Book Examination
Comprising multiple-choice, case studies and short answer questions. It will assess underpinning knowledge and skills, covered in the course, and the performance criteria of the unit.

The assessment weighting for this course takes the following form:
Assignment 40% of assessment
Test 20% of assessment
Final examination 40% of assessment

To be deemed competent in this course, students must pass all performance elements. Additionally, students will be graded in this course. The grade will be determined on the overall mark attained and will be based on the grade criteria listed below.

Graded results will apply the following
Grade HD Mark > = 80 Description High Distinction
Grade DI Mark 70 - 79 Description Distinction
Grade CR Mark 60 - 69 Description Credit
Grade PA Mark 50 - 59 Description Pass
Grade NN Mark 0 - 49 Description Fail
Grade NYC Mark Not Applicable Description Not Yet Competent
Grade DNS Mark Not Applicable Description Did Not Submit

Assessment Matrix

 Group assignmentClosed book testClosed book examination
Monitor and collect information on risk factors Y  
Analyse data collected YYY
Determine risk rating for product YYY
Communicate results to appropriate personnelY  

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