Structure and Content
Students develop key financial capability skills that are relevant to everyday life situations, as well as developing core personal skills including communication, numeracy, IT and the ability to analyse and evaluate.
Students become more confident, informed and responsible financial services consumers and have the opportunity to take ownership of the planning of their own personal finances. You will learn to understand how external factors and the financial services industry impact on individuals’ personal financial management as part of the course.
Financial Capability for the Immediate and Short Term Unit 1
Financial Capability for the Medium and Long Term Unit 2
Sustainability of an Individual’s Finances Unit 3
Sustainability of the Financial Services System Unit 4
100% exam: Each unit is assessed through a combination of multiple choice questions (Part A) and a written paper (Part B). To pass a unit, students must achieve the minimum pass mark for both part A and part B.
Undergraduate degree options
A diploma in financial studies serves as an excellent grounding for undergraduate study within finance and business-related disciplines. Many students go on to study for a degree in Accounting, Engineering, Business, Finance, Technology or Banking.
The qualification is also suitable for anyone wanting to pursue an apprenticeship within any of the above sectors.
Possible Career Options