Professional Certificate in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds
We no longer offer this program but welcome applications for our Graduate Certificate in Self Managed Superannuation Funds.
Investment in superannuation in Australia is accumulating at an astonishing rate and now totals over $1.3 trillion. In particular, the self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) industry is rapidly increasing, with over 2,500 new accounts opening each month, taking the total to over 410,000 SMSFs. 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, and the financial literacy skills of investors.
The Professional Certificate in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds 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 consists of two courses only. The minimum study period is therefore one year, taken part-time.
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Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
- A completed Bachelors degree from the University of Adelaide (or equivalent),
b) currently employed or have been employed, on a full-time equivalent basis, within the last two years in a related professional capacity in the Superannuation or SMSF sector.
c) for applicants without a Bachelors degree, a minimum of five years work experience in a related professional capacity in the Superannuation or Self Managed Superannuation Funds sector approved by the Faculty.
Not offered to international students.
Fees and Scholarships
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Tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $7,375 for 12 units
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Any professional aiming to give comprehensive advice of the highest quality to investors in self managed superannuation funds, including Financial Planners, Fund Administrators, Auditors and Accountants.
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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
This course is of extremely high quality and has been designed to the required standards of the Self Managed Super Fund Professionals’ Association of Australia (SMSFA) National Education Register.
This course provides students with SMSFA CPD points, FPA CPD points and is ASIC RG146 compliant in the areas of Self Managed Superannuation and Skills.
Accountant, Financial Planner, Superannuation Fund Administrator
This program consists of two courses:
CORPFIN 6002: Self Managed Super 1 - Establishment and Accumulation
CORPFIN 6001: Self Managed Super 2 - Distribution and Estate Planning
Each course consists of 2 x two day intensives scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays followed by a 3 hour open book exam.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Areas of Specialisation
Self Managed Superannuation
Example Study Plan
Assignments and exams
Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)
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Last updated: Friday, 7 Dec 2018