MAI769 - Ethics for Financial Services (Intensive)


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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.  

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

Scheduled learning activities - online

This intensive unit requires students to attend three consecutive days of intensive study from 9.00am to 5.00pm, held via Zoom.

2024 Dates: 

Wednesday 7th August - Friday 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

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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Please enrol by the 2024 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.

2024 Enrolment deadlines: 

Wednesday 26th June

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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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You can apply online for this single unit via the Deakin Applicant Portal. Enter the unit code above and follow the steps to submit your application online. Once submitted, we'll be in contact via email to confirm your place.

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