Financial Plan Construction

Unit code: BEO3003 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
BAO3000 - Personal Financial Planning; and
BAO3403 - Investment and Portfolio Management; and
BEO2013 - Insurance and Estate Planning; and
BEO2014 - Superannuation and Retirement Planning; and
BEO2015 - Behavioural Finance and Financial Planning Ethics; and
BEO2016 - Financial Regulations
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


Develop practical skills and apply learnings from the financial planning major by constructing a financial plan that demonstrates that you have understood and met the best interests for your client.

In this capstone unit you will develop a financial plan for a client that incorporates

  • Insurance and estate planning
  • Ethics and behavioural finance
  • Investment and retirement planning

In this unit, you will compile a complete Statement of Advice using X-Plan, which conforms to regulatory specifications.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Apply industry tools to analyse a client profile;
  2. Effectively combine economic data with risk profiling and financial planning skills to compile suitable investment advice;
  3. Research and present an industry-standard comprehensive Statement of Advice; and
  4. Communicate and validate information in a professional environment.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Report
Grade: 40%
Statement of Advice
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 20%
Client presentation and defence of Statement of Advice
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 40%
Final Test

Required reading

Financial Planning in Australia
Taylor, S (2019)| Lexis Nexis

As part of a course

This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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