Law of Investments and Financial Markets

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
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About this unit

In this online Law of Investments and Financial Markets unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and RMIT University, you will gain a full understanding of the law relating to investments and financial markets in Australia. In particular, you will become familiar with capital market regulation in Australia, and non-public investments duties.

By completing this unit, you will become familiar with duties under the common law, market participants liabilities, the financial adviser's statutory duties and liabilities and the disciplinary and enforcement powers of regulators and authorities. You will also cover the ASIC Act and chapters 5C, 6D and 7 of the Corporations Act to ensure that you are acquainted with the relevant legislation.

An important aspect of this unit is understanding the regulatory framework in which the law operates, along with the legal issues affecting financial advisers. You will attain important skills in critical analysis and communication of these legal concepts, and develop the professional skills required to work in the financial services sector.

Eligibility

It is recommended that you complete the following unit, or have equivalent knowledge, prior to enrolling:

  • Business Law

Areas of study

In this Law of Investments and Financial Markets unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction – the regulatory framework
  • Common law framework and market participants
  • Statutory regulation and financial services
  • Consumer protection and financial services
  • Managed investments
  • Lending and securities – equities
  • Secured unsecured lending – debentures and charges
  • Property and mortgages
  • Estate planning and administration
  • Introduction to insolvency

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning), RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will give you valuable insight into the law of investments and financial markets, which may prepare you for a career in either the legal sector or in the business of investments and financial markets. The unit may also open up other career paths, as a comprehensive understanding of the law of investments and financial markets is a desirable knowledge set for any employee in a commercial setting.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Law of Investments and Financial Markets from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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