Financial Practice Support Certificate IV FNS40715

LEARN FINANCIAL PRACTICE SUPPORT AND JOIN THE THRIVING FINANCIAL PLANNING INDUSTRY

When you undertake the Certificate IV in Financial Practice Support you will be introduced to concepts relating to financial plan preparation and implementation so that you will be able to provide invaluable support to the financial planners and para planners within your organisation. You will also gain an understanding of compliance obligations whilst meeting the Tier 2 requirements of ASIC RG146.

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offered under the Certificate IV in Financial Practice Support

2 electives are required (depending on subjects chosen)

  • Financial Planning Practice Compliance

    This subject examines the specific regulatory, operational and ethical areas that impact on, and are relevant to, the financial planning industry. There are 2 research activities and a case study to help you understand your compliance obligations. This is a good starting subject to give you an overview of industry expectations. To this end, you will complete a Continuing Professional Development Plan to ensure you are going to keep up to date with any industry changes.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSFPL501 Comply with financial planning practice ethical and operational guidelines and regulations

  • Financial Plans and Strategies

    Assembling of a Financial Plan is the focus of this subject. It provides details on the factors that influence a Plan, including the economic environment, taxation, products, investment characteristics and projected returns. You will be required to conduct research on the suitability of products and make supportive suggestions within the case studies provided. being able to apply these skills is the key to a practice support role.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSFPL401 Extract and analyse information on specified financial strategies and products

    • FNSFPL402 Prepare financial plans to set strategies and guidelines

  • Tier 2 - All Streams

    This subject provides Tier 2 accreditation for Basic Deposit Products, Non-Cash Payment Facilities and General Insurance. Course content addresses personal and general advice; economic environment and industry legislation; as well as product features.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSASIC301 Establish client relationship and analyse needs

    • FNSASIC302 Develop, present and negotiate client solutions

  • Financial Plan Implementation

    Ideally this subject would be a continuance on from the Financial Plans and Strategies subject, and looks at the implementation of the Financial Plan. There is an examination of the factors which affect the final Plan recommendations. There are case studies to review, and a practical exercise and role play to ensure that the right communication techniques are used.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSFPL403 Implement financial plans to predetermined guidelines

  • Professional Conduct in Finance

    To build a successful career in the financial services industry you need a range of skills and knowledge . This subject covers skills to work effectively in a team, manage your time, apply specific legislation that affects your role, to identifying how your organisation can be more sustainable. You will develop your own professional development plan to ensure that you continue to progress in your chosen field in financial services.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

  • Co-ordinate Customer Service (E)

    Providing good service to your internal and external customers is a critical responsibility for managers. Learn how to identify the key aspects of service delivery important to your customers, and how to train staff to deliver this.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBCUS402 Address customer needs

    • BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

    • BSBCUS403 Implement customer service standards

  • Dispute Resolution (E)

    Formal disputes processes exist in financial services as a regulatory requirement. In this subject you will learn formal complaints management techniques, Internal Dispute Resolution requirements and understand the applicable External Dispute Resolution Schemes.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBCMM301 Process customer complaints

    • FNSCUS402 Resolve disputes

  • Sales Solutions (E)

    This subject covers key concepts in sales and marketing, prospecting, qualifying prospects and approaching the prospect. Other topics covered are managing your client data sales planning process and knowledge required for successful selling.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSSAM401 Sell financial products and services

    • FNSSAM403 Prospect for new clients

  • Safety and Risk (E)

    Participation in the process of identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards, and assessing and controlling WHS risks, is the focus of this subject. A key ingredient is the ability to promote and support worker consultation about WHS issues. This is a great subject for those who want to learn more about identifying and managing safety hazards.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBWHS303 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

  • Use Business Technology (E)

    This subject looks at the skills and knowledge required to select and use computer software and organise electronic information and data. A competency conversation is used to determine your current knowledge and any specific skills and knowledge that are needed about basic business technology such as computers and printers.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBWOR204 Use business technology

Course Fees

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Course Duration

12 months is allowed as the standard part time enrolment term for the Certificate IV online TAFE level course in Financial Practice Support.

Students who are able to commit more time to their course can finish earlier; while Traineeship terms may be longer.

Entry Requirements

for the Certificate IV in Financial Practice Support

  • Reading and Writing Skills
    The course is an online correspondence course so you need to have average English reading and writing skills, or higher. As a guide - you should have completed Year 12 schooling, or have sound workplace written communication skills.
  • Spoken English Skills
    Some components of this course have practical components where students will be required to demonstrate verbal communication skills as part of their assessments. Average English skills are necessary to complete these components successfully.
  • Numeracy Skills
    Numeracy skills are required at an average level eg completion of Year 10 maths and the ability to use a calculator.
  • Work Placement
    This program requires participants to be working within a relevant financial planning administration role.
  • Computer and Internet
    • Access to a Desktop Computer or Laptop
    • Internet access with Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome or Firefox
    • Microsoft Office 2010 Word and Subject specific Office products for chosen electives (ie Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher)
  • Other
    • Ability to study and conduct assessments in a safe environment

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