MAI769 - Ethics for Financial Services (Intensive)


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Intensive 03: Online
Intensive 07: Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in M512, M569, M669, M701, M769 and N002*



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: MAA769
Study commitment

Students can expect to spend 130 hours undertaking the learning and assessment activities for this unit. Students will have 24 hours of face-to-face contact over the course of 3 consecutive days with separate independent and collaborative learning required both prior to and subsequent to the Intensive.  

Scheduled learning activities - online

Students will be required to access the Unit Site for reading and preparation work which will be available four weeks prior to the commencement of the intensive.

Students can expect to spend 130 hours undertaking the learning and assessment activities for this unit. Collaborative learning is required both prior to and subsequent to the Intensive.

In addition to the online scheduled learning activities, this intensive unit requires students to attend three consecutive days of intensive study from 9.00am to 5.00pm, held via Zoom.

2023 Dates: 

Intensive 3: Monday 3rd April to Wednesday 5th April

Intensive 7: Monday 7th August to Wednesday 9th August

In-person attendance requirements
  • This three day intensive unit will be offered via a virtual classroom format through Zoom.



*N002 (single unit non-award postgraduate)

How to apply

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Please enrol by the 2023 deadline as places are limited.

Students are advised that Assessment 1: Test (Individual) Online (1 hour) -20% must be completed prior to attending the intensive days.

Enrolment deadlines:

Intensive 3: Monday March 6th.

Intensive 7: Monday July 10th

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As a requirement of education standards provided by the Financial Adviser Standards (FAS), the unit develops students' appreciation of ethics and their ability to evaluate and apply ethical principles in the decision-making process in financial planning. Topics covered include: the nature of ethics; ethical factors influencing the performance of financial services; ethical theories and principles applicable to finance professionals; ethical decision-making models; ethical issues and conflicts of interest in the financial services industry; FAS and professional codes of ethics; applying ethical decisions in case scenarios; international business practices; and code monitoring bodies.

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