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Finance

Core content

Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including: 

  • the business environment – a general understanding of business models, tax laws, fundamental business principles and drivers for change
  • fundamentals of financial accounting – an understanding of elementary financial principles, concepts and practices and how this content links to relevant accounting, bookkeeping, and business mathematics requirements
  • professionalism and ethics - an understanding of professional conduct and responsibilities in the workplace and ethical dilemmas for the individual, organisation and professional
  • data driven innovation and analytics and design thinking – an awareness of key requirements of a data governance framework and understand the main contemporary visualisation tools and when they are best used to support decision making

Options to specialise

In addition to the core content, each student will also complete at least 1 module of occupation-specific content:

  • Retail and commercial banking analyst
  • Investment banking and asset and wealth management analyst
  • Insurance practitioner
  • Financial compliance/risk analyst

Detailed course outline

Download the course outline from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

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