CORPFIN 6001EX - Self-Managed Super Distribution & Estate Planning
External - Semester 1 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code CORPFIN 6001EX Course Self-Managed Super Distribution & Estate Planning Coordinating Unit Business School Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s External Units 3 Contact 2 x two day intensives scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge CORPFIN 7005 Course Description This course will focus on SMSF's and examine estate planning, investment strategies, alternative investments, divorce settlement issues, strategic opportunities and taxation. The course will also cover the pension establishment process and will examine issues such as the use of reserves in the pension environment, the segregation of pension assets, preservation rules, the payment of benefits to members and beneficiaries, the process of asset valuation, court orders and settlement alternatives for Family Law purposes and the process to follow when winding-up a SMSF.
Course Coordinator: Mrs Tania Turner
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Undertake the appropriate steps and execute the operations of an SMSF throughout various life cycles
- Analyse and interpret how specific SMSF trustees behaviour affects the SMSF fund investment strategy
- Provide specialised technical advice and solutions to SMSF trustees and related parties
- Demonstrate effective communication skills to convey complex technical advice to different audiences
- Integrate SMSF technical regulations and legislation with trustees objectives and motivations to evaluate, plan and implement various aspects of SMSF advice
- Adhere to legislative and regulatory requirements when carrying out SMSF advice
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2, 3 & 5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
3 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
5 & 6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
3 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesText Books (s)
CCH Australian Superannuation Legislation latest Edition
CCH Australia Master Superannuation Guide latest Edition
Required and additional readings are provided to students.
Recommended ResourcesCCH Master Tax Guide
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesDue to the intensive nature of this course it is a requirement that participants attend 100% of the scheduled seminars. Consideration will be given to medical and compassionate reasons for non attendance but supporting documentation will need to be presented with these requests. If 100% attendance is not met participants will be ineligible to sit for the exam. Participants in this course are generally from a working background therefore work commitments do not exempt students from this attendance requirement.
As with all intensive executive style programs students are expected to contribute to all discussions and be positively interactive. There is a strong assumption that students will engage in seminar discussions in an informed way.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.You will be required to complete 1 assignment for this course as well as set aside time to study for the exam.
The University expects full-time students (i.e. those taking 12 units per semester) to devote a total of 48 hours per week to their studies. This means that you are expected to commit approximately 12 hours for a three-unit course of private study outside of your regular classes.
Learning Activities SummaryDay 1
Sole Purpose Test - determination of benefit entitlement
Commencing a pension - steps to be taken
Personal taxation issues
New pension definitions
Review of taxation of SMSFs
Specific tax issues relating to pensions
Segregated vs un-segregated
Use of reserves in pension environment
Continuing pension liability problems
Investment Strategy concerns
Rules around the use of derivatives
Dealing with Superannuation assets in the context of the Family Court Decision
Binding Financial Agreements
NSW Succession Act
Superannuation as a notional estate asset
Estate Planning - dealing with the new environment
Estate Planning - detailed analysis of who is a dependant and what are their entitlements
Winding up a SMSF - what you need to do
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Assessment SummaryTo gain a pass for this course, a mark of at least 50% (complete) must be obtained on the examination as well as a total of at least 50% overall. Students not achieving the minimum exam mark will be awarded no more than 49.
Assessment Task Weighting Learning Outcome Assignment 50% All Final Exam 50% All Total 100%
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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