At Moonstone Business School of Excellence, we are proud to offer widely recognised Wealth Management courses. The Qualification is a holistic introduction to Wealth Management and Wealth Creation. It enables intermediaries to understand the Wealth Management environment, the legislative requirements and product-related information. Our qualification is aimed at students with less than four years’ experience, newcomers to the industry, or those who have lots of experience, but would like to brush up on their product knowledge. We developed the Skills Programmes, covered in this qualification, to provide intermediaries with more options to comply with the requirements of the FAIS Act.
Students who require licensing in funeral plans, risk policies, long term B and guaranteed investments.
|Skills Programme 1|
|242584||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 2002 (FAIS) (Act 37 of 2002) as it impacts on a specific financial services sub-sector||2||4||E|
|242593||Explain South African money laundering legislation and the implications for accountable institutions in transacting with clients||3||4||C|
|119676||Apply skills of customer care in a specific work environment||4||4||E|
|243137||Demonstrate skills and techniques required to build a relationship with a client in a financial services environment||3||4||E|
|242655||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of ethical conduct in a business environment||4||4||C|
|117129||Apply the regulations for disclosure required that are required as part of the financial sales process||2||4||E|
|120128||Apply the law of contract to insurance||3||4||E|
|114966||Explain the types of compulsory statutory insurance in South Africa||2||3||E|
|117126||Apply knowledge and insight into aspects of the Long-term insurance Act, Act 52 of 1998||2||4||E|
|114985||Indicate how different needs lead to the development of different Financial Services products||4||3||E|
|114956||Describe funeral insurance||2||3||E|
|Skills Programme 2|
|114970||Manage risk in own life||3||3||C|
|114960||Investigate the need to provide financially for own retirement||3||3||C|
|117137||Describe group insured benefits||2||4||E|
|119478||Analyse the different products available in the Long-term industry and the benefits of each||5||4||E|
|120124||Demonstrate knowledge of insurable risk||3||4||E|
|243131||Describe disability insurance solutions in the context of financial planning||4||4||E|
|243139||Investigate dread disease products and their place in wealth management||2||4||E|
|243133||Analyse current events reported in the media that could impact on wealth management||10||4||C|
|Skills Programme 3|
|117127||Describe and apply the basic principles of personal income tax||3||4||F|
|117132||Explain basic economics||3||3||C|
|117156||Interpret basic financial statements||4||4||F|
|117158||Investigate ways of managing financial risk in own lives||5||4||F|
|243134||Investigate the range of options available for wealth management||5||4||C|
|243142||Explain Capital Markets and Capital Market Instruments||2||4||C|
|243144||Explain the structure of the financial services industry in South Africa||4||3||C|
|243148||Explain Equity Markets and equity market instruments||2||4||C|
|243153||Explain basic investment principles||4||4||C|
|243154||Explain money markets and money market instruments||2||4||C|
|Skills Programme 4|
|7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||6||4||F|
|9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||6||4||F|
|9016||Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||4||4||F|
*Note on Skills Programme 4: students who passed mathematics or mathematical literacy as a subject in Grade 12 with symbols A-E may be granted 16 credits through concession against these fundamental unit standards at Levels 3 and 4.
|Skills Programme 5|
Communication & Additional South African Language
|119457||Interpret and use information from texts||5||3||F|
|119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||5||4||F|
|119462||Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts||5||4||F|
|119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||5||3||F|
|119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning program||5||3||F|
|119469||Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts||5||4||F|
|119471||Use language and communication in occupational learning program||5||4||F|
|119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||5||3||F|
*Note on Skills Programme 5: Students who passed English as a first language as a subject in Grade 12 with symbols A-E may be granted 20 credits through concession against the Communication Unit standards at levels 3 and 4. Students who passed an additional South African Language other than the language of business (English) as a first, second or third language as a subject in Grade 12 with symbols A-E may be granted 20 credits through concession against the Communication Unit standards required as a second language at level 3.
Skills Programme 1 – Compulsory
The majority of these Skills Programmes mainly consist of legislation like FAIS, FICA, Law of contract, Long Term Insurance Act (LTIA) and compulsory statutory insurance. Students will learn to apply skills of customer care, client relationships, needs analyses and funeral insurance.
Skills Programme 2 – Compulsory
Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of insurable risk, describe group insured benefits and disability insurance solutions, analyse Long-term products and the benefits of each and how current events in the media, could impact wealth management.
Skills Programme 3 – Compulsory
Students will have the knowledge to explain basic economics, capital markets and instruments, equity markets, basic investment principles, money markets and instruments. They will learn to investigate a range of options available for wealth management, describe and apply the basic principles.
Skills Programme 4 – Elective
Students who have passed mathematics in grade 12 will possibly be granted exemption.
If you are not granted exemption, you will learn to apply knowledge of statistics and probability as well as use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal/ business issues.
Skills Programme 5 – Elective
Communication and additional SA Language
Students who have passed two languages in grade 12 will possibly be granted exemption.
If you are not granted exemption, you will learn to read, interpret and use information from texts as well as write and engage in oral communication.
Applications are open throughout the year.
The Qualification consist of Fundamental, Core and Elective Components. To be awarded the Qualification, students are required to obtain a minimum of 150 credits in line with the component requirements. Certification will occur as soon as all the relevant unit standards toward the qualification have been completed, verified and endorsed by INSETA and uploaded onto the National Learner Records Database (NLRD).
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Companies and organisations are required to comply with various regulations and legislative requirements. Moonstone Business School of Excellence’s Occupational Certificate: Compliance Officer (NQF level 6) qualification equips students with these expert skills, and practical experience in legal matters, compliance risk management as well as the compilation, implementation and reporting of compliance strategies.
The Higher Certificate in Wealth Management (HCWM) provides an ideal entry point into the financial services industry in various roles, or to kickstart your career in financial planning. The HCWM is recognised by the Financial Services Conduct Authority for all product sub-categories of Category I FSPs, and can be used to fulfil fit and proper requirements for FAIS roles in Category I FSPs.
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