Not currently available in 2020

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, the psychology of trading and investing strategies, and responsible investing. The unit also provides an overview of professional client engagement, communication and relationships.

Unit content

Topic 1: Foundations of Investor Behaviour

Topic 2: Personal Finance Issues

Topic 3: Personal Finance Issues II

Topic 4: Financial Planning Concepts

Topic 5: Financial Planning Concepts II

Topic 6: Investor Psychology

Topic 7: Investor Psychology II

Topic 8: Trading and Investing Psychology and Strategies

Topic 9: Responsible Investing

Topic 10: Client Engagement

Topic 11: Client Communication

Topic 12: Client Relationships


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.

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 study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees


Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.