Understanding Financial Markets

Foundation knowledge for new starters or refresher training for the whole team, including support staff.

Australia boasts some of the most active and well-connected financial markets in the world, with round-the-clock trade domestically and globally.

Our Understanding Financial Markets Course offers key information about various participants, main financial markets and products, and applicable laws and regulations – comprehensive material your organisation can use to establish common foundation knowledge across selected teams or the wider business.

Program Content

Learning Outcomes

  • What primary economic concepts are relevant to financial markets?
  • Who are the main participants in financial markets?
  • How are securities, derivatives and managed funds priced and traded?
  • How does banking, lending, insurance and superannuation relate to financial markets?
  • How are income and profits from financial markets activities taxed?
  • What licensing and regulatory requirements govern financial markets?

What you will learn

Who is this course for?

  • Participants new to financial markets operations.
  • Financial markets refresher training for whole of organisation professional development programs, including support staff.

Units of Competency


Recognition of Prior Learning


On successful completion, candidates will be awarded a Certificate of Attainment confirming they have successfully demonstrated knowledge of Understanding Financial Markets.

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What others say about us

Parallels real workplace experience.

We have been using FEP for a number of years now. The course materials are highly professional and parallels real workplace experience. Staff greatly value participating in meaningful external training and are the greatest advocates.

Efficient, informative and accessible.

The content is well set out, clear and precise. My organisation does the course every year and we are continuing to learn new and interesting things with each new offering. The content is up to date with the industry and completely relevant to my role. I had all the support and learning resources available to get it done…

Extremely relevant and meaningful.

Our firm exclusively uses the services of Financial Education Professionals for all of our ongoing RG146, compliance and responsible manager training for our team. We find course materials extremely relevant and meaningful and this allows our team to have up to date, practical knowledge.

Peter McGuire, CEO, XM