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Are you a qualified accountant who would like to expand your client base and provide advice in self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs)?
Are you RG 146 compliant in superannuation?
The accountants’ exemption ceases on 1 July 2016 and you will no longer be able to provide advice on the establishment of an SMSF unless you have an ASIC ‘limited’ AFS licence.
Kaplan’s Accountants’ SMSF Package is specifically designed for recognised* accountants who are currently working in, or about to commence work in, the financial planning services sector. It enables participants to build on their existing skills and provide advice on SMSFs while meeting the ASIC Tier 1 RG 146 training requirements for superannuation.
(*Note: Recognised accountants hold a Certificate of Public Practice issued by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, or Public Practice Certificate issued by CPA Australia Ltd).
Kaplan’s Accountants’ SMSF Package offers:
This course comprises of one subject covering:
Please refer to the subject outline for more information.
Enrol directly into the Accountants’ SuperPackage for $585 (GST exempt).
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Individuals have a total of:
Therefore, if an individual completes the learning and assessment, and the resubmission time in every subject is granted, the duration will be 16 weeks.
The amount of training for this course may be up to 15 hours per week. The amount of training is the hours an individual can expect to spend to complete their course work and assessments.
In addition to the amount of training, individuals who are new to industry or vocational training could need up to 5 hours per week known as unsupervised hours. These additional hours are for study skills or further research.
Individuals working in industry may be able to complete the course requirements in a shorter timeframe or less hours per week.
Recognised accountants that hold a Certificate of Public Practice issued by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Public Practice Certificate issued by CPA Australia Ltd or IPA Membership status with the Institute of Public Accountants.
Individuals will also need to hold the pre-requisite units of competency listed below and have previously completed Kaplan Professional’s Accountants Financial Planning subject (content versions 1 or 2). If individuals do not meet these entry requirements, they will need to complete the current version of Accountants Financial Planning (content version 3). To check which version has been completed, individuals may contact Kaplan Professional or check the document footer in their subject topic notes.
The following units of competency are pre-requisite units for FNSASICU503 Provide advice in superannuation and are available in the current version of Accountants Financial Planning:
The following units of competency are prerequisite units for FNSASICZ503 Provide advice in financial planning and are available in the current version of Accountants Financial Planning:
This course requires you to read comprehensive learner workbooks, complete a range of written assessments, undertake independent research activities and at times engage in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication.
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You may enrol into this course at any time and begin studying immediately upon enrolment, subject to meeting the pre requisites.
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Corporate clients should contact our Corporate Solutions Representative on 1300 728 505 to discuss face-to-face delivery options and how we can tailor our training to your business needs.
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Individuals may be able to obtain Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a Kaplan Professional award subject based on their previous study and/or work experience. To do this, individuals must submit evidence that demonstrates they have already met the requirements of the subject through these other means.
Evidence can take many forms, such as information about approved study, information about work experience, certificates, transcripts or other credentials.
To find out if you are eligible for RPL, refer to our exemptions page.
To stay ahead in this competitive industry Kaplan also provides the Advanced SMSF course.
Candidates who meet all the course requirements will be able to provide advice in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.
Continuing professional development (CPD) of your knowledge and skills is essential to remaining compliant under ASIC’s Regulatory Guide 146 (RG 146).
The FPA have assessed Accountant’s SMSF Package and awarded 32 CPD hours and Tax (TPB CPE) 32 hours.
The SMSF Association have assessed Accountant’s SMSF Package and awarded 30 CPD points.
Kaplan offers CPD training through Ontrack — our online CPD platform — which delivers monthly multimedia training, along with tracking and reporting capabilities.
To learn more about our RG 146 compliance offerings, visit the CPD page for more information, or contact our CPD support team on 1300 527 526.
The assessments for this subject are listed below:
• Written – Short answer questions and the preparation of a compliant Statement of Advice for a given client
• Oral – Oral questions and a role play
The mode of oral assessment is by audio recording. As part of the course requirements, individuals will need to find a volunteer to assist with their role play in the oral assignment.
Individuals may attempt the exam and/or submit their assignment at any time if they believe they are adequately prepared. Individuals will receive personal reminder emails as they approach their assessment deadlines.
Individuals must be deemed competent in all assessment items, including demonstrating competency in all of the exam questions, in order to be awarded their qualification or course.
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Individuals who complete this course will receive a statement of attainment.
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