MAA727 - Financial Planning Development


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MAF709
EFTSL value: 0.125

Successful completion of the following: 

  • MAA719 or MAF708; and
  • MAA745 or MAF765; and
  • MAA700 or MAI700; and
  • MLC703

For N002 students - Must be an existing financial adviser and listed on the ASIC Adviser Register.

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:


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 (recordings provided) seminar 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


* FAS approved unit (Financial Advice Capstone subject).

Students wanting to study MAA727 as part of the Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning (M569) or a single unit of study (non-Award) need to be an existing financial adviser and listed on the ASIC Adviser Register. Applications can be made here.

How to apply

Submit your application online via the Deakin course and scholarship applicant portal. For support on your application process, book a one-on-one consultation with a student adviser.

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This unit introduces students to the financial planning process and the development of a comprehensive Statement of Advice. The unit considers issues relating to the regulatory framework governing the profession and the construction of the advice statements, best interest duty, strategy development, investment bonds and aged care.. The unit pulls together knowledge and skills gained in I earlier units and incorporates all of these areas into a comprehensive financial plan.

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