When you undertake the Certificate IV in Financial Practice Support you will be introduced to concepts relating to financial plan preparation and implementation so that you will be able to provide invaluable support to the financial planners and para planners within your organisation. You will also gain an understanding of compliance obligations whilst meeting the Tier 2 requirements of ASIC RG146.
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This subject examines the specific regulatory, operational and ethical areas that impact on, and are relevant to, the financial planning industry. There are 2 research activities and a case study to help you understand your compliance obligations. This is a good starting subject to give you an overview of industry expectations. To this end, you will complete a Continuing Professional Development Plan to ensure you are going to keep up to date with any industry changes.
Assembling of a Financial Plan is the focus of this subject. It provides details on the factors that influence a Plan, including the economic environment, taxation, products, investment characteristics and projected returns. You will be required to conduct research on the suitability of products and make supportive suggestions within the case studies provided. being able to apply these skills is the key to a practice support role.
Tier 2 accreditation involves looking at the role of advisers and the classification of Tier 2 products including the features of Basic Deposit Products and Non-cash Payment Products. The difference between factual information and general advice is explored. In addition the ASIC RG content requirements of relevant consumer legislation and disclosure document obligations are covered. This program is in-depth and requires multiple skills demonstrations via role plays.
Ideally this subject would be a continuance on from the Financial Plans and Strategies subject, and looks at the implementation of the Financial Plan. There is an examination of the factors which affect the final Plan recommendations. There are case studies to review, and a practical exercise and role play to ensure that the right communication techniques are used.
To build a successful career in the financial services industry you need a range of skills and knowledge . This subject covers skills to work effectively in a team, manage your time, apply specific legislation that affects your role, to identifying how your organisation can be more sustainable. You will develop your own professional development plan to ensure that you continue to progress in your chosen field in financial services.
Providing good service to your internal and external customers is a critical responsibility for managers. Learn how to identify the key aspects of service delivery important to your customers, and how to train staff to deliver this.
Formal disputes processes exist in financial services as a regulatory requirement. In this subject you will learn formal complaints management techniques, Internal Dispute Resolution requirements and understand the applicable External Dispute Resolution Schemes.
This subject covers key concepts in sales and marketing, prospecting, qualifying prospects and approaching the prospect. Other topics covered are managing your client data sales planning process and knowledge required for successful selling.
Participation in the process of identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards, and assessing and controlling WHS risks, is the focus of this subject. A key ingredient is the ability to promote and support worker consultation about WHS issues. This is a great subject for those who want to learn more about identifying and managing safety hazards.
This subject looks at the skills and knowledge required to select and use computer software and organise electronic information and data. A competency conversation is used to determine your current knowledge and any specific skills and knowledge that are needed about basic business technology such as computers and printers.
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12 months is allowed as the standard part time enrolment term for the Certificate IV online TAFE level course in Financial Practice Support.
Students who are able to commit more time to their course can finish earlier; while Traineeship terms may be longer.
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