Assessment Task – Tutorial Questions Assignment

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Unit Code: HA1022

Unit Name: Principles of Financial Management Assignment: Tutorial Questions Assignment (Individual) Due: Week 13 – Friday, 16th  October 2020 (11:30 pm) Weighting:  50%

Total Assignment Marks: 50 Marks


This assignment is designed to assess your level of knowledge of the key topics covered in this unit.

Unit Learning Outcomes Assessed:

1.    Explain the institutional framework of the Australian Financial System.

2.    Discuss the specific roles of Commercial Banks and NBFIs (Non-Bank Financial Institutions) in the

Australian Financial System.

3.    Discuss the Equity Market, the instruments available, and their uses.

4.    Discuss the Short-Term and Long-Term Debt Markets, the instruments available, and their uses.

5.    Discuss the workings of Foreign Exchange Markets and how they facilitate international trade.

6.    Discuss the Derivative Market, the instruments available, and their uses.

7.    Perform calculations to value securities traded in the financial markets.


Each week students were provided with three tutorial questions of varying degrees of difficulty.  The tutorial questions are available in the Tutorial Folder, for each week, on Blackboard. The Interactive Tutorials are designed to assist students with the process, skills, and knowledge to answer the provided tutorial questions.  Your task is to answer a selection of tutorial questions from weeks 1 to 12 inclusive and submit these answers in a single document.

The questions to be answered are;

Question 1                                                                                              (7 marks)

(Note this question is from the Week 5 Tutorial)

Discuss the five (5) principal functions of a modern and efficient stock exchange, which most developed or developing countries seek to establish?

(7 marks. Word limit Maximum 500 words)

Question 2                                                                                              (7 marks)

(Note this question is from the Week 6 Tutorial)

Within the context of services provided by a stockbroker, discuss the two (2) main types of stockbrokers that an investor may choose to use. In your response, differentiate between the services provided by these two (2) types of stockbrokers.

(7 marks. Word limit Maximum 500 words)

Question 3                                                                                              (7 marks)

(Note this question is from the Week 7 Tutorial)

Assume that you have $10,000 to invest in a term deposit. In this situation, explain which of the three (3) deposits listed below (a. – c.) you would select if the selection strategy is totally dependent on the higher percentage per annum (per year).

a)   a 90-day deposit that has a maturity value of $10,250. b)   a 130-day deposit that has a maturity value of $10,390. c)   a 145-day deposit that has a maturity value of $10,420.

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Question 4                                                                                              (7 marks)

(Note this question is from the Week 8 Tutorial)

Explain the trade credit facility provided by some companies to their customers that allow them to manage their day-to-day liquidity situation and calculate the opportunity cost of an invoice that specifies the following conditions, as shown below (a. – c.):

a)   conditions: 1.25/10, n/30. b)   conditions: 1.25/10, n/60. c)   conditions: 1.5/10, n/60.

Question 5                                                                                            (11 marks)

(Note this question is from the Week 9 Tutorial)

As a small software development firm, you have approached AXZ Bank to obtain a term loan so that the firm can purchase a new server. The AXZ bank provides two (2) offers to your

the company, as listed below:

a)   a loan of $100,000 over a five (5) year period at an interest rate of 7.65% per annum

(per year) payable at the end of each month.

b)   a loan of $100, 000 over a three (3) year period at an interest rate of 5.5% per annum

(per year) payable at the end of each month.


1.   Calculate the monthly loan installments for each offer listed above – a) and b).

2.   Calculate the total interest payments for each offer listed above – a) and b).

(Note – Students must clearly provide all workings and calculations in their response)

Question 6                                                                                            (11 marks)

(To be released in the following weeks)

Submission Directions

The assignment will be submitted via Blackboard.  Each student will be permitted only ONE submission to Blackboard. You need to ensure that the document submitted is the correct one.

Academic Integrity

Holmes  Institute  is  committed  to  ensuring  and  upholding  Academic  Integrity,  as  Academic Integrity is integral to maintaining academic quality and the reputation of Holmes’ graduates. Accordingly, all assessment tasks need to comply with academic integrity guidelines.   Table 1 identifies the six categories of Academic Integrity breaches.   If you have any questions about Academic Integrity issues related to your assessment tasks, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines and support resources.  Many of these resources can also be found through the Study Skills link on Blackboard.

Academic Integrity breaches are a serious offense punishable by penalties that may range from deduction of marks, failure of the assessment task or unit involved, suspension of course enrolment, or cancellation of course enrolment.

Table 1: Six Categories of Academic Integrity breaches

Plagiarism                                Reproducing the work of someone else without attribution. When a student submits their own work on multiple occasions this is known as self-plagiarism.

Collusion                                  Working with one or more other individuals to complete an assignment, in a way that is not authorized.

Copying                                    Reproducing and submitting the work of another student, with or without their knowledge. If a student fails to take reasonable precautions to prevent their own original work from being copied, this may also be considered an offense.

Impersonation                       Falsely presenting oneself or engaging someone else to present as oneself, in an in-person examination.

Contract cheating                  Contracting a third party to complete an assessment task, generally in exchange for money or another manner of payment.

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Data fabrication and falsification

Source: INQAAHE, 2020

Manipulating or inventing data with the intent of supporting false conclusions, including manipulating images.

If any words or ideas used in the assignment submission do not represent your original words or ideas, you must cite all relevant sources and make clear the extent to which such sources were used.

In addition, written assignments that are similar or identical to those of another student is also a violation of the Holmes Institute’s Academic Conduct and Integrity policy. The consequence for a violation of this policy can incur a range of penalties varying from a 50% penalty through suspension of enrolment.  The penalty would be dependent on the extent of academic misconduct and your history of academic misconduct issues.  All assessments will be automatically submitted to Safe – Assign to assess their originality.

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Further Information:

For further information and additional learning resources please refer to your Discussion Board for the unit.



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