Our Level I prep course consists of 16 individual study sessions covering the 10 topic areas of the CFA Institute Candidate Body of Knowledge:
- Ethical & Professional Standards
- Quantitative Methods
- Financial Reporting & Analysis
- Corporate Finance
- Portfolio Management
- Fixed Income
- Alternative Investments
Study sessions are held weekly at a venue tbc, Sydney, over the 4 months leading up to the exam. Sessions are either 2.5 or 3 hours in length, depending on the topic (refer Schedule in this brochure). The time committed to each study session reflects its weighting in the Level I curriculum and its complexity.
Our study sessions adopt an interactive ‘workshop’ approach with a mix of content, practice questions and worked examples to help candidates master the key concepts of the course. In general, half of each session will be a presentation of key concepts and half will be dedicated to a tutorial-style question and answer session.
The course will ensure candidates are able to pose their problems to experienced practitioners and discuss their studies with other candidates, removing the disadvantages of “distance-only” education. The course facilitates cross learning and communication with other candidates studying the CFA Program and working in the local financial services industry.
Our presenters are all CFA Charterholders with extensive Australian experience. They will provide candidates with a local insight into the subjects in the Candidate Body of Knowledge. As a worldwide program, the CFA Program is focused on the dominant markets of Europe and North America. An Australian perspective is important to ensure your studies have practical relevance in the local market. Full details are contained in our Prep Course Brochure.