Course code: MHE20530IS

Insurance and Superannuation

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Overview About this course

This short course in insurance and superannuation comprises of one subject and runs for 12 weeks. You can choose the option to study online or face-to-face. In this course, you'll learn about general and personal insurance and the Australian superannuation environment. This is an essential short course for financial advisers, financial services industry employees and career changers looking to upskill in this specialty area. You'll focus on risk and strategies for handling risk, as well as the role of financial advisers in insurance planning as part of an overall financial planning strategy. You'll examine the Australian superannuation environment, including the different types of funds, taxation impact and options for retirement funding. You'll have the opportunity to hear from industry experts who will enhance your learning by providing first-hand insights and information. This course is also an excellent place to start if you're looking to further your studies with the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning. Graduates of the insurance and superannuation course can receive one subject credit when they go on to study the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Assess potential client scenarios in the area of insurance and superannuation

  • Develop strategies for insurance and superannuation in an advice document

  • Communicate strategy recommendations for insurance and superannuation advice documents in an ethical and professional manner

Course outcomes

Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market

  • A nationally recognised higher education microcredential qualification

  • The skills to assess potential clients in the area of insurance and superannuation

  • The ability to apply research skills to insurance and superannuation technical knowledge, strategies and products

  • Experience in developing recommendations in an advice document in the insurance and super advice areas

  • Recognition of prior learning for the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning. The 1 subject studied in the microcredential will be recognised and credited towards the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning qualification, with a fee-deduction

  • For existing advisers or those attaining the Professional Year (PY), a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate will be provided upon successful completion of this subject. Please check with your licensee on the CPD policy requirements.

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

You must demonstrate that you have achieved one of the following:

    • Hold a diploma or advanced diploma in financial planning and are currently practicing financial planning or
    • Hold a bachelor degree in any discipline (including financial services degrees not on the Financial Adviser Standards (FAS) approved list (


    • Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A high commitment and application to this specialised area

  • An interest in helping others in this area

  • Compliance and risk management skills

  • Strong attention to detail and analytical mindset

  • Sound problem solving and decision-making skills

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to simplify difficult concepts

  • Critical thinking skills

You do not require an ATAR score for entry into this course.

If you are unable to meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for special admission.

Please continue with your application and you will be guided to identify as mature aged (at least 21 years old in your first year of study) or disadvantaged (disability, serious or chronic illness, interrupted education, lack of support for study, serious personal problems and/or serious family responsibilities). Please contact us to find out more.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Financial planner/adviser, personal insurance adviser, superannuation adviser and specialised roles in the insurance and superannuation industry.


This short course is a subject approved by the Financial Adviser Standards (FAS) (formerly known as Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority [FASEA]) in the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning course. Visit the FAS website for more information.

Study pathways

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Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with this course. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

This microcredential provides a direct credit for the equivalent subject in the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning.

Subjects Subjects in this course

Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 1 subject.

Core Subjects

    Elective Subjects

      Note: Some courses offer the opportunity to choose subjects from the complete suite of Higher Education electives that are delivered by TAFE NSW. Once you’ve enrolled, contact your Course Coordinator to discuss tailoring your course to align with your interests and goals.

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