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FMP: Equity Markets



The FNS51015 Diploma of Financial Markets has been superseded by the new Financial Services Training Package. Read here for more information.


This module examines products available in exchange-traded equity and equity derivatives markets. It provides an essential starting point to understanding equity products and how they may be used to develop hedging, speculating and arbitrage strategies.

Program: Financial Markets Program

Title: FMP: Equity Markets

Fee:See program fees

Date:This is a distance learning module only

Who is it for?

This module is suitable for individuals:

  • operating in Australian equity markets and seeking recognition of their skills and knowledge
  • working for AFMA member organisations and requiring industry accreditation in equity securities or derivatives
  • working for Australian Financial Services Licensees and needing to satisfy regulatory training requirements in equity securities or derivatives (for RG 105 or RG146)
  • seeking recognition as an ASX Accredited Derivatives Adviser (ADA) Level 1
  • seeking a nationally recognised workplace qualification in finance.

What will you learn?

By the end of this module you'll have gained applied knowledge and skills in:

  • equity securities, equity markets and equity market participation
  • processing equity transactions
  • executing trading strategies
  • tracking market performance
  • using futures and options to control risk
  • constructing and managing option or warrants strategies
  • trading, settling and clearing options and warrants on the ASX
  • advising clients in equities, options and warrants.        

What is the assessment?

Assessment for this module consists of a written assignment and a skills assessment both of which are graded on a competent/not yet competent basis. For further information regarding the assessment tasks please review the module outline.

Note that if you are enrolled in the advising stream of the Equity Markets module you are required to complete a split skills assessment.

What do you achieve by completing this module

You will be awarded a Statement of Attainment, as partial completion of the FNS51015 Diploma of Financial Markets. If you have previously completed the Financial Markets Core module, you will then be awarded the full Diploma of Financial Markets. For further details on the units, refer to the Equity Markets module outline.