Financial Planning, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T022

Previous Code: MT2037.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

The Financial Planning major is available in the Bachelor of Accounting. The specialised units in this major analyse contemporary issues relevant to financial planning using case studies and discussion. Completion of this major meets the profession’s RG146 generic knowledge requirements, specialist knowledge requirements and skills requirements as they currently stand. Whilst it is not compulsory to complete the Taxation major, students are encouraged to complete the Taxation major which qualifies them to provide tax advice and to meet the accreditation requirements of the Financial Planning Association in Australia (FPA). Details regarding these requirements can be found on the program 2783 Bachelor of Accounting page.

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Major Structure

Qualification for the major requires the successful completion of the eight subjects (80 credit points) below. The first four subjects listed are core subjects in 2783 Bachelor of Accounting. Students who select this major will have three electives remaining in their program.

Subject Title Credit Points
LAWS 1001Enterprise Law10
FINC 3004Financial Planning10
LAWS 2005Financial Services Law10
FINC 3006Insurance Advising - Theory and Practice10
LAWS 2010Law of Business Organisations10
FINC 2002Personal Asset Management10
FINC 3014Retirement and Succession Planning10
LAWS 3070Taxation Law10
Total Credit Points80

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ACCT 1005 Accounting in Context 10
LAWS 1001 Enterprise Law 10
ECON 1011 Principles of Economics 10
Select one of the following: 10
Introduction to Economic Methods  
Statistics for Business  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ACCT 1007 Financial Accounting Applications 10
ECON 2002 Corporate Financial Management 10
LAWS 2010 Law of Business Organisations 10
FINC 3006 Insurance Advising - Theory and Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
FINC 1001 Management Accounting Fundamentals 10
ACCT 2005 Techniques in Financial Accounting 10
LAWS 3070 Taxation Law 10
FINC 2002 Personal Asset Management 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ACCT 2001 Contemporary Management Accounting 10
ACCT 3003 Accounting Standards and Governance 10
FINC 3014 Retirement and Succession Planning 10
ACCT 3001 Accounting Information Systems 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
ACCT 3007 Corporate Accounting Systems 10
FINC 3004 Financial Planning 10
LAWS 2005 Financial Services Law 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ACCT 3011 The Accountant as a Consultant 10
ACCT 3006 Auditing and Assurance Services 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Part-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ACCT 1005 Accounting in Context 10
LAWS 1001 Enterprise Law 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
ECON 1011 Principles of Economics 10
Select one of the following: 10
Statistics for Business  
Introduction to Economic Methods  
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
ACCT 1007 Financial Accounting Applications 10
ECON 2002 Corporate Financial Management 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
FINC 1001 Management Accounting Fundamentals 10
LAWS 2010 Law of Business Organisations 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
ACCT 2005 Techniques in Financial Accounting 10
ACCT 2001 Contemporary Management Accounting 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
LAWS 3070 Taxation Law 10
FINC 3006 Insurance Advising - Theory and Practice 10
 Credit Points20
Year 4
Autumn session
ACCT 3001 Accounting Information Systems 10
FINC 2002 Personal Asset Management 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
FINC 3014 Retirement and Succession Planning 10
ACCT 3003 Accounting Standards and Governance 10
 Credit Points20
Year 5
Autumn session
ACCT 3007 Corporate Accounting Systems 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
ACCT 3006 Auditing and Assurance Services 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 6
Autumn session
FINC 3004 Financial Planning 10
LAWS 2005 Financial Services Law 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
ACCT 3011 The Accountant as a Consultant 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points240

Minor elective spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved minor (40 credit points).  Western Sydney University offers minors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Minor

Indigenous Australian Studies Minor

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