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Course overview

Finance is the study of funds management, which includes saving and lending money.

Important terms in the field are the concepts of the time value of money, and risk.

"Hi, my name is Mandy , and I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering, before shifting into a hedge fund," Mandy remarked.

After achieving exceptional returns, Mandy was able to start her own fund with a capitalization of $500m, Mandycap.

This is the story of how Mandy did it.

Please note: Mandy is a fictional character, and is apart of the storyline that is adopted for pedagogical purposes for Mr. Shum's Classroom.

Under ASIC's Regulatory Guide 244, information provided is neither general nor personal advice. It is factual information intended only for the purposes of education. The information is not intended to imply any recommendation or opinion about a financial product.

Remember to determine the veracity of a web site by the author. Government web sites are vigorously policed, so provide transparent information. The Money Smart by ASIC web site is a great resource for high quality, truthful information.

"As ASIC states: The combination of high returns and low risk does not exist," Mandy remarked.

"If it did exist, by the efficient-market hypothesis, returns in excess of average market returns will be eliminated," Jamie replied.

Client handbook for the qualification

Units offered• FIN6437844 Business fundamentals
• FIN6644795 Derivatives
• U4457044 Financial markets
• U9216941 Mathematical modeling
AccreditationThis course is unaccredited
Future careers
WhenThis is a self paced course. The course coordinator will contact you shortly after your enrolment to help you get started.
The entire duration of the course is 0
Need quicker turnaround? Enquire at Student helpdesk about RPL
WhereAvailable by either distance education or online.
Intensive courses are not available. Where practicable, distance education is discouraged, because audiovisual and other interactive flash technologies are not available offline
Training, assessment, and support services information
What you'll get• soft copy (non-paper) unit guides
• soft copy (non-paper) formative and summative assessment
• student-student and student-teacher chat and forum support. During downtime, students will be provided with support via e-mail, mail, and telephone
• an award of certificate upon successful completion of the course
• trainers who care very much about students and their studies, who are experienced with the subject area, and teaching
Add ons Hardcopy notes (+$350) (This option is required for students wanting to study by distance. Fee also covers cost to MR. SHUM'S CLASSROOM for postage and communication)
Remove ads (not available for concession students)
Scholarship - Enquire at the Student helpdesk (We offer varying levels of scholarships for students who can prove socioeconomic, rural, or other financial disadvantage. This can include Health Care Card, Senior Card, or persons who can otherwise demonstrate financial, socioeconomic, rural, or other disadvantage. Students will be assessed on a case by case basis, but in general, students with very severe financial disadvantage, such as homelessness, may receive a full waiver of fee; students with severe financial disadvantage, such as jobless single mother, may receive a 75% reduction in fee; students with financial disadvantage, such as jobless student, may receive 50% reduction in fee; and students who are concession, such as seniors, may receive 25% reduction in fee.)
Price match - Enquire at the Student helpdesk (We will cheaper advertised price on an identical qualification offered by a genuine registered training organization, even if it's on sale, and beat it by 5%. This excludes recognition of prior learning, and contract pricing. Contact will be made to the cheaper organization to ensure places are available in the respective qualification. Price will be matched even if below cost. Price match will be honored for buyers who identify the cheaper price before enrolment, or within fourteen days of enrolment.)
Additional servicesMR. SHUM'S CLASSROOM offers additional services, for which the fees are not included in the enrolment fee. This includes
• Issuance of replacement qualification testamur, costing $60
• Fees for recognition of prior learning (RPL) and recognition of current competencies (RCC) is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Credit transfer is free of charge. RPL, RCC and credit transfer enquiries should be directed to the Student helpdesk. The standard purchase form should not be used
• 20% collection fee, where overdue accounts have to be handed to debt collectors, which will only occur in extenuating circumstances because MR. SHUM'S CLASSROOM generally requires upfront collection of fees before the conduit of services
• Fee charged to students who are deemed not yet competent within a set time frame, delineated per the Completion guarantee chapter

Client agreement: By making payment for this qualification, you are agreeing with the rights and obligations as stipulated below
Your rightsrights of appeal
rights to complaint
rights to refund
• right to an environment from freedom of discrimination
• rights to access training, assessment and support
• right to fair marking
Responsibilities• obligation to obtain required textbooks, whether they are physical or electronic copies, purchased or borrowed from a library. The course cost does not include the cost of the textbook
obligation to have access to video camera and microphone, computer of sufficient power, bandwidth, Microsoft Office or its equivalent
• obligation to have proper student behavior
• obligation to scan sufficient documentation to authenticate identity
• obligation to answer email, phone and other communication
• obligation to check your e-learning account regularly
• obligation to follow reasonable instruction from college authorities
• obligation to make your best effort in to study
• obligation to follow the policies and procedures of the college
Completion guaranteeStudents should be aware that MR. SHUM neither guarantees the student will complete a qualification within a given time, or eventually. This responsibility lies with the student. MR. SHUM however, does guarantee the rights of training and assessment as enlisted above. MR. SHUM will also provide repeated opportunities for the student to complete their chosen qualification, within three years of enrolment into a qualification, or ten failed attempts, whichever comes first. After this period, students will be charged 20% of the most recent fee of the (succeeding) qualification annually for further attempts (within that year) to complete the qualification.
Fee information
Course feeEnrolment fee: $0.00/12mo, $0.00/6mo, $0.00/3mo
Assessment fee (per try): $0.00

Non-refundable administrative fee (+$55) (Waived for the first 6 months, as a promotional celebration of MR. SHUM'S CLASSROOM's genesis)
Payment termsPayment plans not available. For financial difficulty, please consider applying for a scholarship. The fee required is:
• The fee for the full qualification collected in advance, which will be followed by confirmation of place
• Collection of fees through the secure online payment gateway, which accepts Visa and Mastercard, unless there are extenuating circumstances, where check, direct deposit, or even cash, may be permitted. Such requests should be directed to the Student helpdesk
• Before being enroled into a qualification

(Registration is free, and requires no commitment to enrol)

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Connect with a tutor. NB: This is done at the unit level.

Qualification coordinator

Staff assistance only available to enroled students

Financial markets (FIN1869304)


Classroom toolbox

Blinker reminds you to blink. Blinking increases tears, which helps to lubricate, protect and nourish your eyes.

Wolfram Alpha search engine lets you find answers to mathematical problems using natural language:

Merriam Webster has a dictionary and synonym tool. The dictionary tool also provides information about words that "rhyme with".

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