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Area/Catalogue
BANK 5051

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
168204

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)
Study Period 3

Course aim

To develop understanding of superannuation as a saving and wealth creation vehicle; the financial planning principles and advice involved in superannuation investment strategy; and tax implications associated with superannuation and retirement planning.

Course content

Superannuation environment: brief history, social implications of retirement, funding requirement for retirement, regulatory environment, complying funds, nature and limits of investments, fund types and characteristics; self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF): role, establishment, operation and requirements; superannuation contributions and tax: contribution types, tax implications of contributions and investments, Superannuation Guarantee (SG) and contribution rules; fund preservation and release: preserved and non- preserved benefits, restricted and non-restricted benefits, types of condition of release; superannuation benefits: tax free and taxable components of benefits, lump sum, account-based pension, income streams, tax implication of benefits payments, commutation, social security benefits and superannuation retirement planning; death benefits: superannuation and tax laws applicable for death benefits, proportioning rule, identification of beneficiaries and nomination of beneficiaries.

Textbooks

Leow, J & Murphy, S 2019, Australian Master Superannuation Guide, 2019/20, 23rd edn, Wolters Kluwer, Sydney, Australia

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 35 hours x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Analysis and Presentation 1800 words 45% 10 min
Examination N/A 55% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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