New Graduate Certificate in SMSFs launched

Graduate Certificate in Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF), Kaplan Professional, SMSF Association (SMSFA)The SMSF Association and Kaplan Professional have partnered to offer a new postgraduate SMSF qualification.

The Graduate Certificate in Self Managed Superannuation Funds will be delivered by Kaplan Professional in association with the SMSF Association (SMSFA).

“The unique qualification will allow individuals to explore behavioural finance to gain insights into investment decision-making to develop specialist knowledge and best practices when guiding trustees through the three stages of the SMSF lifecycle, enabling advisers to develop critical thinking, problem-solving and communications skills in this complex and dynamic superannuation sector,” said the SMSF Association when the course was announced. Read more...

SPAA announces pilot technical mentoring program

SPAA Technical Mentoring ProgramThe SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia (SPAA) has announced a pilot program of a ‘online technical mentoring program’ for SPAA specialist members.

Once passed the pilot state this new educational program will be available to SPAA members holding either the SMSF Specialist SSA or SSAud designation. However as the service is “over and above the current membership” there will be an additional fee.

According to SPAA the program “will assist in enhancing and raising the standard of professional advice and skills and will give members the opportunity to ask SPAA technical staff for assistance on a range of complex technical issues”.