This short course in retirement and estate planning 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 retirement and estate planning legislation, reforms and strategies, including social security and aged care in Australia. 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 the financial planning industry body of knowledge. Specifically, you'll focus on retirement and estate planning, research, analysis and recommendations to meet client goals and objectives in an ethical, legal and socially responsible manner. 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.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Develop strategies for retirement and estate planning in an advice document in an ethical and professional manner
Present retirement and estate planning strategy recommendations in an advice document
Communicate and analyse the impacts of recent developments and key challenges in retirement and estate planning, including social security and aged care
Explain to clients the nature and purpose of wills, executors, attorneys, trusts, guardianships and death benefit nominations
Synthesise information to formulate effective financial decisions and solutions, including tax implications on retirement and estate planning
Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market
A nationally recognised higher education microcredential qualification
The confidence to assess clients in the area of retirement and estate planning
The skills to develop recommendations in an advice document in the retirement and estate planning areas
Recognition of prior learning for the Graduate Diploma of Finance. The 1 subject studied in the microcredential will be recognised and credited towards the Graduate Diploma of Finance 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.
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
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 (https://fas.treasury.gov.au/))
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 an 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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Financial planner/adviser, retirement and estate planning adviser and specialised roles in retirement and estate planning.
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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful, you'll achieve your qualification faster.
This short course provides a direct credit for the equivalent subject in the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning.
In this course, you will complete 1 core subject.
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