MAA700 - Estate Planning and Risk Management Strategies


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour on-campus seminar (recordings provided) each week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1.5 hour recorded lecture and 1 x 1.5 hour online seminar (recordings provided) each week.


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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