FNS40715 Certificate IV in Financial Practice Support

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Course description

A Certificate IV in Financial Practice Support FNS40715 is great for students seeking entry into a career in financial planning. Students begin their studies learning how to prepare and implement financial plans while complying with ethical and operational guidelines and regulations. Students then complete a number of electives based on their area of interest: customer service and client relationships, business technology, or analysis and research.

The Certificate IV in Financial Practice Support FNS40715 is a nationally recognised training qualification and part of the official Financial Services Training Package.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Critical Thinking

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different solutions for a problem.

Customer and Personal Service

Such as understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

Economics and Accounting

Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

Inductive Reasoning

Make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information.

Outcomes

This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Financial Planning Assistant$1,150 weekly pay
Financial Planner$1,340 weekly pay
Financial Advisor$1,340 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Senior Financial Advisor$2,400 weekly pay
Senior Financial Planner$2,400 weekly pay
Senior Financial Advisor$2,400 weekly pay
Senior Financial Planner$2,400 weekly pay
Accountant$1,400 weekly pay

Subjects

You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

FNSASIC301
Establish client relationship and analyse needs

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and comply with industry regulations and codes of practice when considering the characteristics of financial products and services for individual client needs. It applies to individuals with excellent communication skills who are authorised as Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) registered Australian financial services licence (AFSL) holders to provide advice on deposit products, non-cash payment facilities and general insurance products at Tier 2 level.

FNSASIC302
Develop, present and negotiate client solutions

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide advice on deposit products, non-cash payment facilities and general insurance products. It applies to individuals with excellent communication skills who are authorised as Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) registered Australian financial services licence (AFSL) holders to provide advice about products and services at ASIC Tier 2 level.

FNSFPL401
Extract and analyse information on specified financial strategies and products

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information on specified financial products and strategies for use in the financial planning process. It encompasses interpreting research requirements, researching financial products and strategies, summarising research information and contributing to financial plan recommendations. It applies to individuals who, within their level of responsibility, independently and accurately research and analyse information using systematic approaches to contribute recommendations.

FNSFPL402
Prepare financial plans to set strategies and guidelines

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and prepare a financial plan according to organisational guidelines, where a client’s preferred strategies and key parameters have already been established by a qualified financial planner. It encompasses confirming financial plan objectives and scope, testing strategic assumptions, reviewing and settling a draft strategy and options according to organisational guidelines, and developing preliminary financial plans.

FNSFPL403
Implement financial plans to predetermined guidelines

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement financial plans where the implementation actions are routine or predetermined. It applies to individuals who work in a team and use organisational skills and specialised knowledge to establish administrative support and maintain quality standards.

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Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the FNS40715 Certificate IV in Financial Practice Support such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

Australian Qualifications Framework
Nationally Recognised Training


This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

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