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Professional Certificate in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds

Degree Type Professional Certificate

Duration 6 months (part-time equiv.


Investment in superannuation in Australia is accumulating at an astonishing rate and now totals over $1.3 trillion. In particular the Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) industry is rapidly increasing with over 2500 new accounts opening each month taking the total to over 410,000 SMSF’s. This makes it the fastest growing sector in financial planning and wealth management.

The SMSF industry is subject to legislative changes, compliance issues and vigorous scrutiny. Advisors in SMSFs need to increase their knowledge and skills as well as increasing the financial literacy skills of investors.

The Professional Certificate is a unique qualification that links higher education with the requirements of industry. Courses are delivered in executive style intensive mode by academics and industry practitioners.

The program is currently offered in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. If numbers permit, it may also be offered in Perth. Please contact the International Centre for Financial Services regarding your preferred location.

The program consists of two courses only. The minimum study period is therefore one year, taken part-time. For more information see the study plan.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Thursday, 27 Jun 2013


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