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MAI769 - Ethics for Financial Services (Intensive)

Year:2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Trimester 3 Unit Chair:

Sharon Pittaway

Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in M569, M669, M701, M769 and N002



Incompatible with: MAA769
Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online):

Students will be required to access the Unit Site for reading and preparation work which will be available four weeks prior to the commencement of the intensive.

Students can expect to spend 130 hours undertaking the learning and assessment activities for this unit. Collaborative learning required both prior to and subsequent to the Intensive.


In-person attendance requirements:

In addition to the online scheduled learning activities, this intensive unit requires students to attend three consecutive days of face to face intensive study at Saxons Melbourne, 500 Collins Street, Melbourne from 8.00am to 5.00pm.

Trimester 3 2019 Dates: Thursday 5 December, Friday 6 December and Saturday 7 December.

8.00am - 9.00am Meet and Greet

Classes commence at 9.00am


*All places for T3 2019 intensive unit are now filled.

For further information please email blres@deakin.edu.au

Students are advised that Assessment 1: Test (individual), Online (1 hour)- 20% must be completed prior to attending the intensive days.


As a requirement of education standards provided by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA), the unit develops students' appreciation of ethics and their ability to evaluate and apply ethical principles in the decision-making process in financial planning. Topics covered include: the nature of ethics; ethical factors influencing the performance of financial services; ethical theories and principles applicable to finance professionals; ethical decision-making models; ethical issues and conflicts of interest in the financial services industry; FASEA and professional codes of ethics; applying ethical decisions in case scenarios; international business practices; and code monitoring bodies.


Assessment 1: Test (Individual), Online - 1 hour) 20%

Assessment 2: Case study (Group of 4), Presentation (10 minutes) and written report, (3,000 words) 50%

Assessment 3: Written Assessment (Individual) (2,000 words) 30%

Hurdle requirement

Student must achieve 80% on the MCQ test and 50% of total available marks

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