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This course is widely considered a pre-requisite for most roles in the superannuation industry.
To provide general advice in superannuation, or in a financial planning context, you must meet the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's (ASIC) Tier 1 Compliance requirements. AIST's RG146 course formally addresses the National Competency Standards, which are approved by ASIC as meeting Tier 1 compliance as defined in their Regulatory Guide 146. You can find the Regulatory Guide 146 at the following website http://www.asic.gov.au.
AIST’s RG146 for the Superannuation Industry course will increase your knowledge and skills through relevant and practical assessments. This course also provides a pathway into the FNS50715 Diploma of Superannuation.
To take advantage of our early bird pricing, please ensure you book your place at least six weeks before the course begins. If you are booking six weeks or less before the beginning of the course, regular rates will apply.
This course is also available self-paced, and to in-house groups with a minimum of 8 people.
RG 146 for the superannuation industry courses in the first half of 2020 have been postponed - please email or check back for more information.
Wondering how this course differs from RG146 foundation? Find out here!
This course is suitable for individuals who have recently commenced work in the superannuation industry or who are seeking to pursue a career path in the superannuation industry.
By the end of this module you will be able to:
By the end of this module, you should be able to:
By the end of this module you should be able to:
Students have up to six (6) months to successfully complete the course assessments. The six-month time frame commences from the first day of a facilitated course, or from the date of receipt of the course material for a student completing the course on a self-paced basis.
Students may need to spend up to 20 hours each week to complete their own reading, module review activities and the course assessment tasks. Students who are new to the financial services industry, or who have limited industry experience may need to spend additional time each week completing the course activities or conducting further research on topics that are not familiar to them.
IMPORTANT - please review before enrolling in this course
AIST is here to support your student needs. If you have any questions or concerns surrounding the information below, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 8677 3800.
There are no minimum education requirements. However, students are required to be 18 years or older to enrol in this course.
Prior to the course commencement date, students will be required to complete the Pre-Course Questionnaire to ensure that each student has the sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills (as outlined below) to successfully complete the course and to identify if students have any specific individual support needs for their learning experience.
Additional information may be requested if AIST has any concerns about a student's ability to complete the course, which will be used to support a decision about the enrolment including any support for the student. If for any reason AIST is unable to accept a student’s enrolment, they will be contacted and the reasons for the decision will be explained and a full refund provided. Any alternative courses or pathways will be discussed with the student.
Please refer to the AIST Student Handbook to familiarise yourself with important information in relation to studying with AIST and relevant policies and procedures.
AIST courses are delivered and assessed in English and require you to read comprehensive student materials, complete a range of written and verbal assessments and undertake independent study and homework activities. In addition, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written and verbal communication.
If you have any doubts about whether you have the language, literacy and numeracy skills to undertake this course, please contact our Education team on email@example.com or 03 8677 3800 to discuss your circumstances.
If you need additional support, there are a number of organisations who provide English language and literacy services. Some suggestions are listed below:
Please note that fees and charges for these services may apply and will be the responsibility of the student.
You will need access to a computer satisfying the following minimum systems requirements:
You’ll also need to have access to one (1) of the following devices with audio and video recording functionality:
To successfully complete this qualification, individuals will require basic computing skills. This may include:
If you have a special learning need or condition which may impact on your ability to study or to complete the assessment tasks, please make us aware of your circumstances prior to commencing study or as soon as possible thereafter.
Please contact our Education team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 8677 3800 to request assistance and discuss appropriate support options.
AIST offers courses by either face-to-face facilitation in a classroom setting or self-paced learning. Students have up to six (6) months to complete the course with either selected delivery mode outlined below:
Classroom learning involves participation in a three-day facilitated course in a structured classroom setting which provides the opportunity to work closely with the training consultant. Facilitated courses give students the ability to work together through course content in an encouraging learning environment.
Key benefits include:
For students who cannot attend a facilitated course, or prefer a more flexible study method, self-paced learning provides the opportunity for students to take responsibility for the pace and structure of training. This style of study offers students the opportunity and flexibility to study without limitations such as time or location.
A Credit Transfer (CT) is formal recognition of the previous studies you have completed for the purpose of reducing the unit/s that you are required to complete in the course you are enrolled in with us.
You can apply for a CT at any time, however it is best you do this prior to the course commencement date so that credits are known upfront and you are not required to do any work that you otherwise may not have needed to do.
Please refer to the AIST Student Handbook for more details and information on how to apply for a CT.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.
It is best to apply for RPL prior to the course commencement date so that you are not required to do any work that you otherwise may not have needed to do.
Please refer to the AIST Student Handbook for more information on how to determine if RPL is a suitable option for you or to apply for RPL.
This course is comprised of seven (7) units of competency from the FNS Financial Services Training Package:
FNSASICU503 Provide advice in Superannuation has four (4) pre-requisite units.
The pre-requisite units are as follows:
The assessment tasks for the pre-requisite units listed below must be completed before a student attempts the assessment tasks for FNSASICU503 Provide advice in superannuation.
The assessment tasks are designed to test your understanding of the seven (7) units of competency and ensure that you can apply this knowledge in a practical way.
The assessment tasks are as follows:
Students must be deemed competent in all assessment tasks in order to be awarded their qualification. Students who complete the course will receive a certificate and statement of attainment.
All students have six (6) months to complete the assessments. If you have not completed the assessments within the six-month period you will be required to re-enrol in the course and incur the full enrolment fee again.
*You must seek permission from your volunteer and ensure they are aware of the purpose and use of the recording - to evaluate your competency for the assessment task.
Written assessment tasks must be submitted in the Microsoft Word template provided with a completed and signed Assessment Task cover sheet, which will be supplied with the assessment document. The cover sheet asks you to make a declaration that the work is your own. Assessment tasks will not be accepted without a signed cover sheet.
You must keep a copy of all tasks that you submit. We are not able to return copies because we must keep them as evidence in your file. Additionally, we will not be held responsible for any items that go missing in the post. If this occurs, you will be asked to re-submit your work.
A weblink and instructions on how to upload the written assessments will be provided with the assessment document.
Verbal and/or Role play assessments
You will need to submit the audio or video files of your verbal and/or role play assessment tasks along with a completed and signed Assessment Task cover sheet, which will be provided with the assessment document. The cover sheet asks you to make a declaration that the work is your own. Assessment tasks will not be accepted without a signed cover sheet.
You will need access to one of the following devices with audio and video recording functionality (most devices come with a free built-in audio/voice-recording app):
You will also need to have access to the internet in order to upload your audio or video recordings. A weblink and instructions on how to upload the recording will be provided with the assessment document.
We recommend you do a short test of your audio or video recording prior to commencing the recording of the assessment task.
Information on the functionality of your device should be available on the device manufacturer’s website. Below are some helpful links:
If you are experiencing any difficulty with the audio or video recording, please contact AIST for support on 03 8677 3800 or email@example.com
All students have the opportunity for reassessment if they receive a result of Not Yet Competent (NYC). AIST will allow up to two (2) resubmissions of an assessment task. A fee of $125 will apply if a student has to resubmit an assessment task a third time.
Assessment results will be provided to you within four (4) weeks of AIST receiving your completed assessment tasks. Your assessor will provide you with written feedback and confirm the outcome of your assessment via email.
Your certificate and statement of attainment will be sent to you approximately four (4) weeks after your results have been provided.
The AIST Student Handbook is an important resource to guide you through your study. Please take the time to read this information to ensure you’re well informed.
Access the AIST Student Handbook here.
The handbook includes information on:
It is the responsibility of all students to familiarise themselves with, and adhere to, all relevant AIST Education policies and procedures.
AIST Education policies and procedures can be viewed here:
Please note: To ensure we are able to meet your dietary needs, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 business hours prior to the event. Unfortunately, we are unable to cater to special requirements after this timeframe.