The Financial Services Industry and its Regulatory Environment

Course code FSC510

This online course is designed for individuals who are working in or wish to enter the financial services industry. It provides you with contextual knowledge for specialist roles within retail and personal services areas of the financial services industry. It enables you to operate with an understanding of the New Zealand financial services industry in terms of its markets, systems, participants and connection with the economic environment, and to apply legislation and professional practice that is common to all sectors of the industry.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 5  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Online only
  • Workload

    All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $600 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,750 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Operate with understanding of financial institutions, systems, and markets, and their interdependencies.
  • Operate with understanding of the economic environment and its connection to the financial markets and their participants.
  • Act in the best interest of the client by demonstrating professional practice in the application of legislation, regulations, ethics, risk and compliance that is common to all sectors of the financial services industry.


This course is 100% internally assessed

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete  this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.