ASFA Learning (RTO ID 90755) is a leading provider of superannuation courses and learning solutions.

Super Essentials

For a concise overview of the Australian superannuation system anywhere, anytime

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 Course outline

Need to understand super in a hurry?

The technical jargon, constantly changing legislation, and the general complexity of the superannuation industry can be overwhelming. ASFA’s Super Essentials course demystifies super in a clear and interactive e-learning format that is ideal for anyone working in the super industry or in any related field. Broken down into bite-sized modules, this on-demand self-paced course can be conveniently accessed on any device, at any time, so you can fit study around family, life, and work commitments.

Now everyone can learn about super

Super Essentials gives you a broad understanding of how super and the industry works. Whether you’re new to the industry, needing to understand how super works, or in a senior role requiring a quick refresher, Super Essentials is a great resource. Anyone working in a superannuation role will benefit from learning about the industry, including client services/contact centres, administration, marketing and communications, HR and payroll, IT/operations and trustees. This user-friendly course also provides essential knowledge for anyone working in related areas including payroll providers, insurance companies, law firms, marketing firms and advertising agencies.

What’s covered in the course?

  • The history of superannuation
  • The importance of superannuation in retirement planning
  • How the superannuation system works
  • The different types of super funds and fund designs
  • Governing rules and the role of the trustees
  • Different types of superannuation contributions and benefits
  • The need for insurance
  • Tax treatment of superannuation
  • Asset classes and risk, and the role of diversification.

What you’ll gain

ASFA Certificate of Completion.

Super flexible learning

Super Essentials is delivered completely online in an interactive e-learning format comprising 23 short modules and a final quiz. Online delivery means you can study anywhere, anytime.

Course length

Super Essentials is self-paced, so while each module gives you a suggested timing, every learner is different and should work at their own pace. With access to the course for three months to complete all 23 modules and the final quiz, you onlyneed to set aside an hour each week to complete the course. The estimated time commitment for the whole course is approximately 13 hours (including self-directed study time).

CPD Points

Six Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for members of ASFA’s Professional Accreditation Program.

Pricing (inc GST)

  Member Non-member
Flexible online $495 $570

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