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Certificate IV in Superannuation

Why complete the course?

ASFA’s Certificate IV in Superannuation (FNS40920) is a nationally recognised qualification for those working in, or aspiring to work in, a role requiring specialist understanding of financial products and services in the superannuation industry. It covers a range of administrative related topics such as assisting with meeting industry compliance requirements, administering income streams, processing contributions, establishing and maintaining employer accounts and processing benefits, claims and payments.

Is this course right for you?

This course will suit individuals in, or aspiring to work in, administrative or specialist roles within superannuation funds or service providers to the superannuation industry.

What you’ll learn about
  • Government retirement income policy and the compulsory superannuation system
  • The regulatory framework governing trustees’ management of superannuation funds
  • The legislation, polices, procedures and codes of conduct that apply to the industry
  • The practical and regulatory basis for the administration of a superannuation fund
  • The importance of ethics in the industry
  • Superannuation administration processes
  • Types of contributions and the restrictions that apply to these contributions
  • Lump-sum payments and income streams
  • Group insurance and claims
  • Tax and its effects on superannuation
  • The internal and external dispute resolution process
How you’ll be assessed

A range of assessment methods are used, including written questions, role-plays, case-studies, and practical exercises.

What you’ll gain

FNS40920 Certificate IV in Superannuation, a nationally recognised qualification.
Students who complete FNS40920 Certificate IV in Superannuation will be awarded the following competencies:

Unit Code Unit Description
Conduct work according to professional practices in the financial services industry
Conduct individual work within a compliance framework
Apply and maintain knowledge of financial products and services
Process superannuation fund contributions
Establish and customise employer accounts in superannuation
FNSSUP311 Process superannuation fund payments
FNSSUP420 Establish and administer retirement income streams
Assess superannuation benefits and insurance claims under special conditions of release
Process superannuation benefits and insurance claims under special conditions of release
Resolve disputes
Course entry requirements

To enrol in a nationally recognised course with ASFA, you must be at least 18 years of age and meet the following criteria:

  • language, literacy and numeracy requirements (must be met prior to enrolment)

You will be notified if you do/do not meet the LLN prerequisite at the beginning of the enrolment process. If you do not meet the LLN requirements, you will not be able to complete your online enrolment and a member of the ASFA Learning team will contact you to discuss your options.

For more information on meeting the LLN requirements:

How you can learn
  • Flexible online delivery – start at any time Duration: 12 months

Member: $1,250
Non-member: $1,450

CPD Points
24 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points awarded upon successful completion of this course.


For all enquiries, contact ASFA Learning.

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