BANK 5040


Course Level


Offered Externally

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course


Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Business

Course aim

To provide students with a detailed understanding of the key issues and factors, including taxation, that impact on the selection of financial and investment strategies for development of a comprehensive Statement of Advice (SOA). To identify the impact of behavioural biases on client financial choices and implications for adviser recommendations, and to recognise the importance of long-term financial, tax, and investment planning for the maintenance of and improvement to the investor’s lifestyle.

Course content

The financial planning process and professional, ethical and regulatory compliance requirements in the client- adviser relationship; implications of behavioural finance for both the client-adviser relationship and in the development of client financial advice; preparation of the Statement of Advice (SOA), including ‘fact finding’ for required information and the construction of recommendations; cash flow and budgeting in the creation of personal wealth; income and capital gains tax considerations for personal investment and financing; investment structuring and tax planning strategies for personal investment and financing, including the role of superannuation within the broader financial plan; social security benefits, and their role in the financial planning process; keys to successful financial planning.


Taylor, S 2019, Financial planning in Australia: advice and wealth management, 9th edn, LexisNexis Australia, Sydney


Specific program
Program Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
DMFP BANK 5042 Introduction to Financial Planning G

There are no course pre-requisites for students undertaking the following Masters pathway streams: Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance and Trade) Pathway to Master of Finance (Financial Planning) (MPFP-DBIB); Bachelor of Business (Property) Pathway to Master of Finance (Financial Planning) (MPFP-DBPY); Bachelor of Business (Real Estate Practice) Pathway to Master of Finance (Financial Planning) (MPFP-DBRF).



Teaching method

Component Duration
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 1.5 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks
External 35 hours x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Case study, Presentation


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4C)
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