Financial planning students given advice technology access

08 March 2023

CQUniversity has partnered with Midwinter Financial Services Pty Ltd (Midwinter) to provide financial planning software to students undertaking financial planning units.

As part of the agreement, CQUniversity's financial planning students will be able to access Midwinter's financial advice software, as well as training to support the students using the technology.

The digital advice software will be available to students studying a Bachelor of Business, a Bachelor of Accounting, and a Bachelor of Property Studies, as well as other non-business courses with financial planning units.

Head of sales at Midwinter Stacey Cowan said with adviser numbers continuing to fall across the industry, Midwinter was excited to support the development of future qualified financial advisers by providing access to advice technology during their education.

"Midwinter's modules not only allow students to practice and learn new financial planning skills, but also to familiarise themselves with real-life technology as they prepare to enter the workforce and become financial advice professionals."

CQUniversity lecturer in business and law Dr Angelique McInnes said the University was thrilled about the opportunity that the partnership offered to students.

"The financial services industry is changing fast - and it is now more critical than ever for current and future professionals to understand how technology can help stay compliant and more efficient," Dr McInnes said.

Midwinter's financial advice modules will be available to all CQUniversity students undertaking financial planning units from Term 1, 2023.