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Certificate II in Financial Services (FNS20104)

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  • Objectives
    This qualification is a stand alone credential designed to facilitate entry to the industry and develop basic work skills. The purpose of this qualification is to meet the needs of remote and indigenous communities and new entrants wishing to build potential pathways into the Financial Services industry. This qualification is offered over six months full time or equivalent part-time but will not become available until the second half of 2008. Units will be available as workshops of 2 - 3 hrs per week during Term 3 and 4 2008.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate II in Financial Services (FNS20104)
  • Course description
    Course Structure

    To achieve a Certificate II in Financial Services a total of EIGHT (8) units of competency must be completed. This comprises FOUR (4) core units of competency plus FOUR (4) elective units of competency as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

    The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 240. The total nominal hours for this qualification will vary depending on the elective units selected.

    Code    Module/Unit of Competency    
    Hours

    CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
    FNSICIND301B    Work in the financial services industry    
    30
    FNSICGEN301B    Communicate in the workplace    
    30
    FNSICGEN302B    Use technology in the workplace    
    50
    FNSICGEN304B    Apply health and safety practices in the workplace    
    25
       
    Total nominal hours – core units    
    135

    ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
    FNSFLIT201B    Develop and use a personal budget    
    20
    FNSFLIT202B    Develop and use a savings plan    
    20
    FNSFLIT203B    Develop understanding of debt and consumer credit    
    25
    FNSFLIT204B    Develop understanding of superannuation    
    40
       
    Total nominal hours – elective units    
    105
       
    Total nominal hours for the qualification    
    240


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    Employability Skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: http://employabilityskills.training.com.au.

    Skills Recognition

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
    This can include skills from:

        * Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college,
        * through adult education classes or training programs at work;
        * Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
        * Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

    RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

    Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

    See the RPL Guide for Applicants for further information on the RPL application process.


    Credit Transfer or Recognition of Previous Study

    Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
    Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

    In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

    Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.
    Pathways

    Students completing this qualification may move into the Cert III in Financial Services and receive credit for some units. They may also gain enrtry level employment.

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