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Master of Stockbroking and Financial Advising

Approved Abbreviation: MStockFinAdv


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2807.2

AQF Level: 9

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is Quarter 3, 2019 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year Q4 2017 to Q2 2019 - 2807.1 Master of Stockbroking and Financial Advising

The Master of Stockbroking and Financial Advising prepares students to become practitioners as stockbrokers and advisers in the finance sector. The degree exposes students to modern theoretical approaches to financial markets, and incorporates applied units developed with individuals actively involved in the finance and investment sectors. Students will develop the capability to prepare informed financial advice for clients. Most importantly, the content of the degree is informed by regulations that govern the formal educational qualifications required by practitioners in the sector. This ensures that on completion of the program students have obtained a qualification that enables them to become practitioners in this industry and adopt the required ethical practices.

Exit qualifications are Graduate Diploma in Stockbroking and Financial Advising and Graduate Certificate in Stockbroking and Financial Advising.

Graduate Diploma in Stockbroking and Financial Advising

Graduate Certificate in Stockbroking and Financial Advising

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Laurel Jacksonla.jackson@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
OnlineFull TimeOnline See above
OnlinePart TimeOnline See above

Accreditation
Master of Stockbroking and Financial Advising is accredited by Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC). The Master course will also gain exemptions for CFP2, CFP 3 and CFP 4 in the CFP Certification Assessment program.

Admission

Applicants must have:

  • Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher qualification, in business; Or
  • Successfully completed a Graduate Certificate, or higher qualification in any discipline.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of a Master of Stockbroking and Financial Advising, students must successfully complete 120 credit points of units as defined in the course sequence below. Note: The capstone unit 200960 Statement of Advice Research Project cannot be undertaken until a minimum of 80 credit points of other units of the course have been successfully completed.

Recommended Sequence Full Time

Year 1

Quarter 1

200986Financial Products and Markets
200987Financial Adviser Communication Skills

Quarter 2

200869Principles of Taxation
200432Commercial Law

Quarter 3

200867Superannuation
201038Behavioural Finance (PG)

Quarter 4

200870Insurance and Risk Management
200871Planning for Retirement

Year 2

Quarter 1

51168Funds Management and Portfolio Selection
200872Contemporary Issues in Taxation

Quarter 2

200960Statement of Advice Research Project
51169Derivatives

Recommended Sequence Part Time

Year 1

Quarter 1

200986Financial Products and Markets

Quarter 2

200987Financial Adviser Communication Skills

Quarter 3

200432Commercial Law

Quarter 4

200869Principles of Taxation

Year 2

Quarter 1

201038Behavioural Finance (PG)

Quarter 2

200867Superannuation

Quarter 3

200870Insurance and Risk Management

Quarter 4

200871Planning for Retirement

Year 3

Quarter 1

51168Funds Management and Portfolio Selection

Quarter 2

200872Contemporary Issues in Taxation

Quarter 3

51169Derivatives

Quarter 4

200960Statement of Advice Research Project

Exit Awards

2808.2 - Graduate Diploma in Stockbroking and Financial Advising

2809.2 - Graduate Certificate in Stockbroking and Financial Advising



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