Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Provides a detailed picture of the markets, instruments, regulations and institutions of the financial system. The operations of financial markets and securities are described within the context of market participants' attempts to manage risk in the global environment.

Unit content

There are ten topics in this unit.

Topic 1 Overview of the Australian Financial System

Topic 2 Financial Institutions

Topic 3 Money Markets and Securities

Topic 4 Long Term Debt Markets and Securities

Topic 5 Term Structure Determination and Yield Spreads

Topic 6 Equity Markets and Securities

Topic 7 Foreign Exchange Markets and Securities

Topic 8 Managed Funds, Superannuation and Life Insurance - Markets and Securities

Topic 9 Commodities, Real Estate and Alternatives - Markets and Securities

Topic 10 Derivative Markets and Securities

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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