Courses & Units

Financial Planning Skills BFA610


The 2020 unit offering details for the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning are currently being confirmed. In the meantime, please contact with any queries regarding this course.


The purpose of this unit is to provide you with guidelines on how to communicate effectively with your clients and to ensure that you have the appropriate information from them to provide them with the best possible advice. This unit has been designed to provide you with suggested questions and formats for compliance to the current legislative requirements of “knowing your client” before you provide them with a detailed financial plan or statement of advice. The object of this unit, therefore, is to assist you to gain the skills necessary to establish a harmonious rapport with your clients that will, in turn, build a lasting relationship.


Unit name Financial Planning Skills
Unit code BFA610
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance

Roger Colbeck

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

LO1Employ and apply theoretical knowledge of the psychology of client engagement in the financial services context.
LO2Appraise individual behavioural patterns as applied across different societal and demographic factors.
LO3Communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally and engage positively in dealings with clients and peers.
LO4Employ sound judgment when engaging in ethical practice and displaying professional standards.
LO5Construct and present a compliant comprehensive Statement of Advice.



Band Field of Education
3 080101

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Internal Assessments (40%); Examination (60%).

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