Core is mandatory for all students who want to complete the Level 5 New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services. For students who are new to the industry, we recommend undertaking Core Strand prior to completing your preferred specialist strand. Completion of Core will ensure candidates can:
- Act in the best interest of the client by demonstrating professional practice in the application of legislation, regulations, ethics, risk and compliance common to all sectors of the financial services industry.
- Apply research and analysis processes to develop fit for purpose financial solutions.
- Operate with understanding of the economic environment, and its connection to financial institutions, systems and markets, and their interdependencies.
Core Strand can be studied via online or distance learning, or in the classroom. We offer a two-day classroom course that runs from 8:30am - 4:00pm each day, or alternatively, we offer Core Strand as series of three evening classes. The evening classes run from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. (The next series of evening classes is 30 July 2018, 10 September 2018 and 8 October 2018.)
Refer to our Level 5 study programmes for information on programme bundles that include Core Strand.