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Invest in your future by building connections with the financial services industry and learning first hand from financial planners and in RMIT’s simulated Practice Firm.
RMIT has exclusively partnered with Australia’s premier superannuation industry body, Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (ASFA), to provide you with access to their industry intelligence.
This program is suited to students who enjoy helping people to reach their financial goals, are personable, interactive and are interested in the financial services industry, its clients, products and legislation.
Our delivery and assessment methodology is based on industry-related portfolios, ensuring that you will be job-ready when you graduate.
Full-time 1 year (part time may be available)
1 year (blended delivery)
Most of your classes will be held in RMIT's Swanston Academic Building which features innovative learning spaces interspersed with retail and social spaces resulting in a stimulating environment for students..
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and group discussions. You will also use RMIT's simulated work environment, the Swanston Banking Group Ltd (The Practice Firm).
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account. Educational software, the Learning Hub, resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
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Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes oral presentations, group projects, tests and practical assignments including case study analysis and scenarios.
Assessment tasks in the diploma are designed to simulate a workplace environment and require you to demonstrate that you can apply the skills and knowledge learned in the classroom within specific organisational contexts.
A feature of the assessment strategy for this program is the opportunity for you to work in a simulated work environment or Practice Firm called The Swanston Banking Group Ltd located in RMIT’s Swanston Academic Building at the Melbourne City campus.
Within the firm you will be required to undertake a range of work-related activities. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in collaboration, structuring meetings, working with client files and engaging with simulated clients in the form of role plays.
You are required to abide by the policies and procedures of the bank and use financial services tools and templates that mirror the ones in the workplace.
In addition to the expertise provided by the College of Business
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
The program meets vocational needs of employers in financial institutions and related industries. In addition, the program’s focus on key areas such as the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), financial planning, superannuation, managed funds and life insurance maximises employment opportunities for our graduates.
As a financial services professional, you can work for a broad range of organisations that deal with the management of money including banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, consumer finance companies, stock brokerages and investment funds.
Careers exist in finance and financial planning services in the wholesale and retail sector including:
- mortgage and finance broking
- funds management
- retirement planning.
Typical roles include financial planner, superannuation advisor, life insurance advisor, managed funds advisor and paraplanner.
Program and course information
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