Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5) (Investment)

Dive deep into the world of investment finance with the New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5) (Investment). This specialised module equips you with essential knowledge and skills to understand investment principles within today’s complex regulatory, legislative, and economic landscapes.

Achieving the Qualification

To secure this prestigious qualification, participants must complete the Core Knowledge module plus an industry-based strand focusing on investment. This structure ensures a comprehensive grounding in both general financial services and specific investment strategies.

Educational Scope and Learning Outcomes

This certification is ideal for individuals aiming to advance their career in the financial services industry, particularly in investment advisory roles. By the end of this module, you will have an understanding of:

  1. Investment Principles: Master the core concepts of investment, including the analysis of various financial instruments and market dynamics.

  2. Regulatory Expertise: Navigate through the complex world of financial regulations, laws, and codes of conduct that govern investment practices.

  3. Economic Insight: Analyse and predict market trends and economic factors that influence the investment landscape.

  4. Strategic Financial Planning: Develop personalised investment plans that align with clients' objectives and risk profiles, utilising an established six-step advice process.

  5. Ethical and Professional Standards: Uphold high standards of ethics and professionalism, ensuring your advice is not only effective but also ethically sound.

Career Pathways

After completing the New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5) (Investment), you will be prepared for a range of roles within the financial sector, including:

  1. Financial Adviser: Provide strategic investment advice and create tailored investment portfolios for clients.

  2. Portfolio Manager: Oversee and make decisions about investment mix and policy, matching investments to objectives, asset allocation for individuals and institutions, and balancing risk against performance.

  3. Financial Adviser Support: Assist investment advisers in managing and implementing investment strategies.

  4. Equity Analyst: Specialise in a specific sector or market to provide insights and recommendations on equity investments, analysing financial data and market trends to forecast business, industry, and economic conditions.

Advance Your Career in Financial Services

By obtaining this certification, you not only enhance your professional qualifications but also position yourself as a knowledgeable and ethical financial professional capable of navigating the complexities of the investment world. This certificate empowers you to meet the evolving needs of clients and the dynamic demands of the financial services industry.

To gain the qualification, you must complete Core Knowledge plus one industry based strand.
Course Type
NZQA Qualification
Time Frame
Learn and complete at your own pace of up to 5 months
Self-paced learning for the Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5) (Investment) strand with up to 5 months to complete.
Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5) (Investment)
$895 +GST*
$805.5 partner pricing.
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New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services combining the Core Knowledge and Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5) (Investment) strand with up to 10 months to complete.
NZ Certificate in Financial Services (Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5) (Investment))
$1,895 +GST*
$1,705.5 partner pricing.
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*Additional supported or tutorial options are available on request.
*Additional charges may apply to overseas students. Please enquire for confirmed pricing.
Included Papers
Credits: 5
Level: 5

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the investment services environment and concepts

Credits: 7
Level: 5

Gather and analyse information to determine client investment needs

Credits: 8
Level: 5

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of investment assets, services, and financial instruments to meet client needs

Credits: 5
Level: 5

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of economic factors to provide investment solutions

Credits: 5
Level: 5

Provide advice in an investment context using the Six Step Process

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