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Gold Coast
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Unit description

Covers concepts, principles and tools associated with financial planning and investor behaviour. The unit develops students’ knowledge and skills in analysing, evaluating and making investment decisions related to investor behaviour and psychology, personal finance and financial planning issues, and client relationships.  

Unit content

Module 1: Behavioural Finance: An Introduction

Module 2: Financial Literacy and Household Investment Decisions

Module 3: Personality Traits and Socio-Demographic Factors

Module 4: Financial Wellbeing, Motivation and Satisfaction

Module 5: Financial Counselling, Coaching and Therapy

Module 6: Advising the Behavioural Investor

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe the linkages between behavioural biases and decision-making and implications for investment decisions made by client(s)
2apply an integrated understanding of individual behavioural patterns and biases across different genders, age, and social demographics and cultures
3apply ethical and professional standards to demonstrate responsible and sustainable practices
4synthesise behavioural finance knowledge to provide client-centred financial advice focusing on financial literacy, engagement, best interests and the professional relationship.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the linkages between behavioural biases and decision-making and implications for investment decisions made by client(s)
  2. apply an integrated understanding of individual behavioural patterns and biases across different genders, age, and social demographics and cultures
  3. apply ethical and professional standards to demonstrate responsible and sustainable practices
  4. synthesise behavioural finance knowledge to provide client-centred financial advice focusing on financial literacy, engagement, best interests and the professional relationship.

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report50%
Exam: open book50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report50%
Exam: open book50%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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