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CPD 3.5

Investments in Super - Part 1

This course examines how super funds invest members’ money. Using plain English and demystifying the jargon, it explains what super funds invest in, the options they offer to members and the parties involved in the investment process.

Who should register?

Anyone wishing to meet their ongoing CPD obligations with a positive educational experience, or gain a new or clearer understanding of the investment options offered to their members; whether you are an industry newcomer, current fund employee, trustee director, service provider or regulator.



Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive 3.5 CPD points and an AIST Statement of Completion.


Learning outcomes

Gain a better understanding of:

  • the importance of investment
  • the characteristics of the common asset classes
  • the types of investment options offered by super funds
  • the parties involved in the investment process


Topics will include

  • The size and significance of investment by super funds, both within Australia and overseas
  • The key characteristics of the major asset classes, what they are and how they are combined in investment options
  • The range of investment options typically offered to members; diversified, single sector and “self managed” and the concepts of risk and return
  • The roles and responsibilities of parties involved in the investment process; trustees, custodians, in-house and external fund managers and asset consultants.


Course duration

Three and a half hours including short breaks.



14 March 2023
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
7 June 2023
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
8 August 2023
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
9 November 2023
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT

Important notes

Delivery methods

Interactive public or in-house virtual classroom sessions conducted using zoom video conferencing, or face-to-face classroom workshops (if available).


Course Assessment

Participants will not be required to submit an assessment for this course.


Nieve Evans

Governance and Compliance Specialist, Brighter Super

Highly recommend this course for people new to Investments within super. Got a great insight into the Investments basics.