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AIST’s new offering is ideal for both industry newcomers who need a thorough introduction to superannuation and those who want a broad overview of the industry, including new trustee directors.
The RG146 Foundations of Super course was developed by AIST to suit those, including staff in client-facing roles, who need to be RG146 compliant but who don’t intend to undertake the AIST Diploma of Superannuation, and will not be giving personal advice.
The course meets all the generic and specialist knowledge requirements specified by ASIC in Regulatory Guide (RG)146. It explores the history, rules and regulations of superannuation and how it fits into Australia’s economic landscape.
Over coming months RG146 Foundations will be delivered through a virtual classroom.
Participants will be given access to the course materials two weeks ahead of the class and asked to pre-read the modules.
The virtual classroom sessions, via zoom video conference, will be delivered as three hour sessions over three consecutive half days to address the nine modules.
Each half-day will begin with a two hour session from 10.00am - 12.00pm, including a five minute break. At 12.00 participants will be free to do other tasks and have lunch before returning to the virtual classroom at 1.00pm for the final hour.
Students will be required to complete the single online multiple-choice assessment in their own time.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive 12 CPD and a statement of completion.
The course may also be completed through a self-paced option.
For a tailored experience, our trainers can come to you to deliver our courses at a time that suits your organisation.
For more information, please complete this form.
Wondering how this course differs from RG146 for the Superannuation Industry? Find out here!
Industry newcomers and those who want a broad overview of the industry, including new trustee directors.
Superannuation history & overview (stats)
The government’s three-tiered retirement income policy
Trust structure & concessional tax treatment
Benefit designs (accumulation and DB)
Types of fund (Industry, Corporate, Retail, Public Sector, SMSF, taxed & untaxed funds)
Use of service providers
Legislation (SIS, Corps Act, AML/CTF, Tax Acts, Privacy)
Regulation (APRA, ASIC et al)
Role of the trustee
Trustee responsibilities (covenants, best interests)
Who can contribute?
Contribution types & limits
Tax on contributions
Tax concessions (spouse contributions, deductibility, salary sacrifice, First Home Super Saver Scheme)
SG payment requirements
Conditions of Release
Taxation on benefit payments
Basic investment concepts (asset classes, risk & return, long-term investment, diversification)
The super fund investment process (strategy, objectives, implementation, manager selection & monitoring)
Key Economic Indicators
Operation of financial markets
The impact of Government policies (fiscal/monetary policy)
Member communications (statements, SENs, annual reports, Websites, call centres)
Disclosure documents (FSG, PDS, GAW, SOA)
Facts, Information & Advice
Benefit types (Death & Total and Permanent Disablement, Income Protection)
Tax on benefits
Centrelink’s Age Pension
Retirement products (account-based pensions & annuities)
Three consecutive half days including a Multiple Choice Exam which takes between 60 - 90 minutes
Register for self-paced