This short course in superannuation and retirement comprises of one subject and runs for 12 weeks. In this course, you'll learn about the process of superannuation, retirement planning and gain an introduction into the aged-care system. You'll explore the history of superannuation, legislation, types of superannuation funds (including self-managed super funds) and contributions. You'll also examine why retirement funding is a core strategy for all working Australians and the effects of superannuation funds with respect to taxation and benefit payments. This course is also an excellent place to start if you're looking to further your studies with the Bachelor of Applied Commerce. Graduates of the superannuation and retirement course can receive one subject credit when they go on to study the Bachelor of Applied Commerce.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Develop superannuation and retirement planning strategies in an advice document in an ethical, professional and socially responsible manner
Present superannuation and retirement strategy recommendations in an advice document
Evaluate superannuation structures and understand taxation implications on superannuation
Demonstrate awareness of the social security and aged care environment
Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market
A nationally recognised higher education microcredential qualification
Knowledge and understanding of superannuation in the Australian context, including the effects on changing demographics and other retirement issues
The confidence to assess potential clients in the area of superannuation and retirement
Recognition of prior learning for the Bachelor of Applied Commerce. The 1 subject studied in the microcredential will be recognised and credited towards the Bachelor of Applied Commerce qualification, with a fee-deduction
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) or its equivalent OR
A Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation or its equivalent OR
A completed certificate IV or higher vocational qualification AND
Successful completion of Financial planning Fundamentals (MHE5011FP)
Attend a pre-admission interview where you may also be asked to complete a short literacy and numeracy task - this helps us to understand how we can support your study success and provide you with any necessary support
Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Commitment and application to learning about superannuation
Good attention to detail and analytical mindset
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Sound problem solving and decision-making 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: Associate financial planner/adviser, financial planner/adviser, investment analyst, superannuation adviser or analyst, insurance adviser, investment analyst, practice manager, financial planning client service manager and financial coach.
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 Bachelor of Applied Commerce course. Visit the FAS website for more information.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Superannuation and Retirement does not have any related courses.
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 Bachelor of Applied Commerce.
Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 1 subject.
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