MAA700 - Estate Planning and Risk Management Strategies

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

MAA745

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: MAA729, MAA746, MAF715, MPS701
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 seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

11 x 2 hour class (recordings provided) + 11 x 1 hour online seminar

Students must attend and participate in project-based activities at the Burwood or Cloud campus on the scheduled day each week.

Content

This unit introduces students to the role of the professional financial adviser in the area of wealth protection and the distribution of wealth upon death. The unit commences by examining the role of estate planning in the advice process and seeks to develop students' ability to articulate clearly and coherently the theoretical and practical strategies in relation to estate planning, formulate and investigate problems, and recommend solutions. The unit then examines the concepts and application of personal insurance and risk management to the provision of advice to clients including the concepts of risk and insurance, the role and operation of the insurance industry and personal insurance products. The unit covers a number of important topics within estate planning including Wills, powers of attorney, trusts (including testamentary trusts), distribution of estate assets and the tax implications of the deceased estate, death aspects of financial products, and business succession planning. Within insurance and risk management, topics include risk concepts and an introduction to risk management; the role and regulation of the insurance industry in Australia, insurance contracts, types of personal insurance policies and the taxation of these products.

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