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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Provides a detailed picture of the markets, instruments, regulations and institutions of the financial system. The operations of financial markets and securities are described within the context of market participants' attempts to manage risk in the global environment.

Unit content

There are ten topics in this unit.

Topic 1 Overview of the Australian Financial System

Topic 2 Financial Institutions

Topic 3 Money Markets and Securities

Topic 4 Long Term Debt Markets and Securities

Topic 5 Term Structure Determination and Yield Spreads

Topic 6 Equity Markets and Securities

Topic 7 Foreign Exchange Markets and Securities

Topic 8 Managed Funds, Superannuation and Life Insurance - Markets and Securities

Topic 9 Commodities, Real Estate and Alternatives - Markets and Securities

Topic 10 Derivative Markets and Securities

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Discuss the operation of the financial system and its institutions
2 Describe the operation of debt, equity, foreign exchange, managed funds, superannuation and life insurance markets, commodities, real estate, alternatives, and derivative markets.
3 List and differentiate the major securities traded on domestic and international financial markets.
4 Articulate the market processes which determine term structure and yield spreads on securities.
5 Enumerate the various types of financial risk exposure
6 Analyse and synthesise information and data pertaining to the financial system.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Discuss the operation of the financial system and its institutions
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. Describe the operation of debt, equity, foreign exchange, managed funds, superannuation and life insurance markets, commodities, real estate, alternatives, and derivative markets.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. List and differentiate the major securities traded on domestic and international financial markets.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. Articulate the market processes which determine term structure and yield spreads on securities.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. Enumerate the various types of financial risk exposure
    • GA4:
  6. Analyse and synthesise information and data pertaining to the financial system.
    • GA1:
    • GA4: