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Diploma of Financial Services FNS51815

The Diploma of Financial Services aims to provide a general pathway into the financial services industry. Students gain skills and knowledge in a range of areas, including financial market analysis, financial forecasts and projections, budget management and risk assessment.

Individuals in these roles apply solutions to a range of often complex problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They apply initiative to plan, coordinate and evaluate their own work and provide guidance to others or teams within defined guidelines.

Diploma

Duration

6 - 12 months

Delivery

Online + work-based learning activities

Funding Available

*Enquire for eligibility **Limited Time Only

Nationally Recognised Qualification

Who should attend this qualification program?

This qualification would apply to individuals with various job titles including executive officers, program consultants and program coordinators.

Individuals in these roles may possess substantial experience in a range of settings, but seek to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions. They apply initiative to plan, coordinate and evaluate their own work and guidance to others within defined guidelines.

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What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements. MCI particularly recommends this qualification to those who would like to improve their skillset to:

  • Acquire the qualifications needed to enter the workforce
  • Gain the skills in areas of project work, professional development, managing finances and communicating with team members.

Learning Outcomes

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Apply solutions to a range of often complex problems

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Analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources

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Apply initiative to plan, coordinate and evaluate their own work

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Provide guidance to others or teams within defined guidelines

Course Structure

We have selected key subjects that focus on in demand skills for today’s workplace. Informed by our learning and development experts and our industry consultation, the skills learnt are relevant across all industries.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements. The individuals with supervisory responsibilities for implementing and monitoring the organisation’s WHS policies, procedures and programs in a work area. These individuals have a broad knowledge of WHS policies and contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They provide supervision and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others. 

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess and verify information provided in credit applications, establish credit terms and limits, and notify customers of credit application outcomes.

It applies to individuals who may use a range of organisational techniques to manage credit and debt recovery.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate and network with a wide range of people, internal and external to the organisation, to increase efficiency, build continuing relationships and improve sales.

It applies to individuals who are responsible for relationship development and may use a range of specialised and managerial techniques to engage with others.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to collect and analyse client information, use it as the basis for determining the level of contact required and monitor and maintain the quality of the service provided.

It applies to individuals who may use a range of specialised and managerial techniques to plan, monitor and review their work in any sector of the financial services industry.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish a client’s financial requirements and expectations in regard to financial investment products, and includes quotations, claims and requests for service or amendments.

It applies to individuals who may provide leadership, guidance and responsibility for work outcomes.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to accurately record and implement instructions regarding financial investments from a range of clients including direct, shareholder, member, organisation, stockbroker, trustee, agent and intermediary, and provide appropriate after sales service.

It applies to individuals who may provide leadership and responsibility for their own and others’ work outcomes.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure compliance with finance industry regulations and industry codes of practice on an organisational level.

It applies to individuals who use, maintain and disseminate highly specialised knowledge to a range of personnel to ensure compliance and quality standards.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create rapport with clients, identify and analyse their needs, objectives and financial situation, and identify and present appropriate solutions, including completing and maintaining necessary documentation and providing after sales service.

It applies to individuals working within enterprises and job roles who are required to advise on Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Tier I products such as term deposits and personal, sickness and accident insurance products.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the financial products and services provided by an organisation, or those an organisation uses, and how they may be applied to client needs.

It applies to individuals who work in various financial services industry job roles and with a wide range of financial products or services.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, interpret and develop individual compliance requirements and procedures while carrying out occupational duties.

It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and work cooperatively with others in meeting compliance requirements within organisations of various sizes and across a range of customer bases.

Funding options - NSW Smart & Skilled

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It’s helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers. Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with: an entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III and government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas. Management Consultancy International (MCI Solutions) is an approved provider of NSW Smart and Skilled subsidised courses across most regions of NSW, including the greater Sydney Metro region.

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FAQ

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Right now, all courses are supported online. Our other short courses and qualifications also have face to face training elements.

– Face-to-face – clients offices/third party locations that suit the size and needs of the group
– Face to face – MCI’s incredible facilities in the Sydney CBD – Level 4, 23 Hunter Street
– Online – via our engaging eCampus that enables participants to learn in their own time and enter a world of current and business focused content.
– Combination of the above as required so that our learners experience a blended approach to improve their performance by gaining new skills and knowledge.

Yes – Our specialist instructional design team is made up of experienced and creative writers and designers so that learners benefit from an engaging and highly interactive program. We listen to what your needs are and how they relate to the overall vision of the business and we ensure that we select the right platform and content to meet these requirements. We ensure that you notice the difference pre- and post-training to generate the organisational changes you need to lift performance to the next level.

Our team of trainers are well known in the industry for their deep knowledge, engaging presence and ability to take their group on their learning journey using a toolkit of activities, games and discussions.

Please enquire for course and training prices. Our public schedule price list offers a variety of courses at a standard price, delivered at our Sydney CBD training venue – Level 4, 23 Hunter Street.

Our bespoke solutions vary depending on your requirements, number of participants and the complexity of the program. Allow us to do a detailed analysis as you brief us on the scope of the project.

Yes, we help you determine who should be trained and whether a nationally recognised certificate or a non-accredited executive skills would be a suitable choice. We can also measure changes in performance via one of the embedding apps that your participants could have access to post-training. Learning is all about measuring change – simply choose which measurement mechanism is appropriate for your needs.

We provide you with the option of our public schedule program in Sydney for certain popular courses. Alternatively, provide some small group coaching for your team so that they receive more individualised attention from our coaches and trainers. Enquire with us and we will help you find the right solution.

– We offer funding across NSW for full qualifications from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level qualifications
– We also offer our corporate clients Skill Sets (up to half the qualification) for dedicated classes on client site across NSW
– Concessions are also available for people with a disability; NSW Social Housing residents and people from an ATSI background.

Are you?

1) 15 years old or over?
2) No longer at school?
3) Living or working in NSW?
4) An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to all four questions, then you’re eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course with MCI as we are an approved Smart and Skilled training provider.

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