MAA727 - Financial Planning Development


2023 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; 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.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1 hour seminar plus online independent and collaborative learning activities per week.


* FAS approved unit (Financial Advice Capstone subject).

*Current students listed on the existing ASIC’s Financial Advisers Register (FAR) any time between 1 January 2016 and 1 January 2019, please contact the Unit Chair to discuss your enrolment in this unit.

*Prospective students wanting to study MAA727 as 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

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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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