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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.
Flexible learning formats
Super Essentials is offered as a choice of e-learning or virtual workshop formats to fit around busy schedules.
Flexible online learning
This fully online, self-paced e-learning course is accessible on any device at any time.
All modules can be accessed on any device that has internet access, so learners can study in the office, at home, or while traveling to and from work.
3-hour online virtual workshop + access to e-learning modules to reinforce learning + an optional 1-hour virtual open Q&A session to cover any questions learners might have following the workshop or e-learning.
ASFA’s virtual workshops are a live and interactive learning experience. Participants can engage with industry-leading presenters who are experts in their field, together with their peers, just like they would at an ASFA face to face workshop. It is a unique opportunity to workshop ideas and concepts in a collaborative online environment facilitated by experts.
Virtual workshops are limited to 30 participants to allow for discussion, and to ensure that participants have ample opportunity to ask presenters questions.
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).
What you’ll gain
ASFA Certificate of Completion.