MAA319 - Estate Planning and Insurance


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MAF316
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: MAF316
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour workshop per week 

Warrnambool campus : Over the trimester 4 x 3 hour classes and 11 hours of pre-recorded lectures are available 

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online) Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 scheduled online workshops of 3 hours duration


This unit introduces students to the role of the professional financial adviser in the areas of estate planning and risk management and insurance.  The unit covers a number of important topics within estate planning including Wills, powers of attorney, intestacy, estate and non-estate assets, trusts (including testamentary trusts), distribution of estate assets and the tax implications of the deceased estates. Within the area of risk management and insurance, topics include an introduction to risk management and insurance; the role and regulation of the insurance industry in Australia, insurance contracts, types of personal insurance policies and the taxation of these products. 

The unit seeks to provide an introduction to the key concepts  of estate planning and personal risk insurance and then examines the application of these concepts to the provision of strategic advice and practical strategies to clients.

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