Professional Certificate in Applied Self Managed Superannuation Fund
Stay on top of the fastest growing sector in financial planning and wealth management
Investment in superannuation in Australia is building at an astonishing rate, now totalling over $1.3 trillion. Most rapidly increasing is the self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) industry. There are over 2,500 new accounts opening each month, taking the total to over 410,000 SMSFs. Because of this, the SMSF industry is under great scrutiny and seeing all kinds of legislative changes.
Our Professional Certificate in Applied Self-Managed Superannuation Funds has been designed in conjunction with the SMSF Association. It provides the skills SMSF practitioners need to thrive in a changing landscape. This extends to financial planners, accountants, lawyers and auditors.
What will you do?
This degree is designed to link up with industry requirements. You will:
- study foundational SMSF concepts, theories and operations through two core courses
- consolidate and extend your current knowledge and skills base
- gain insights into psychological influences on investment decision-making
- advance your critical thinking, practical and communication skills.
The Professional Certificate in Applied Self-Managed Superannuation Funds is an exit only program for students currently enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds program.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
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Deferment Yes - 2 year Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Not offered to international students.
Fees and Scholarships
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Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $8,250
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessAny professional aiming to give comprehensive advice of the highest quality to investors in self managed superannuation funds, including financial planners, accountants, lawyers and auditors.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Professional AccreditationThis course is of extremely high quality and has been designed in conjunction with the SMSF Association.
This course provides students with ASIC RG146 compliance in the specialist area of self-managed superannuation funds.
Please Note: In order to provide advice in self-managed superannuation funds, students must also hold a RG146 compliance in the specialist knowledge areas of Superannuation, Generic Knowledge and Skills.
This course will be assessed for CPD points with the SMSFA Association (SMSFA) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA).
Accountant, Auditor, Financial Planner
This program consists of two courses:
Students must study the courses in the order listed above and must have successfully completed a course before being able to undertaken a subsequent course.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Areas of SpecialisationSelf Managed Superannuation Funds
Example Study Plan
Courses must be studied in order.
AssessmentThe assessment for each course involves assignments, case studies and a final exam.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020