The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) has determined bridging courses that are a legitimate part of the Education standard for compliance with s1546B(1)(b) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) which requires an existing adviser to have “completed one or more courses determined by the standards body”. They are:
Financial Advice Regulatory and Legal Obligations (Corporations Act, Anti-Money Laundering, Privacy and Tax Practitioners Board)
Ethics for Professional Advisers (including the FASEA Code of Ethics and Code Monitoring Bodies)
Behavioural Finance: Client and Consumer Behaviour, Engagement and Decision Making
Depending on the pathway, new or existing financial advisers will be required to undertake one or all of the above-named courses. The courses will be at an AQF8 at a Post Graduate level standard and offered standalone during the transition period and will be embedded into relevant programs in the future by higher education providers.
Further details of these bridging courses are set out in the FASEA FPS002 – Program and Provider Accreditation Policy. Go to: fasea.gov.au/standards/
Note: Students who complete the three bridge units and the additional FASEA capstone unit, 200960-Statement of Financial Advice Research Project, will be eligible for a Graduate Certificate in Financial Advising.
How to Apply
All Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and permanent residents can apply by contacting the Customer Liaison Officer on:
Ph: 02 9685 9400 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Study options: As required
UAC CODE: N/A
COURSE CODE: 9301
Flexibility is everything
We know you’re busy juggling work and life. These bridge units are studied online, so you have the flexibility you need to do it all.
These units are accredited by FASEA.
The courses are offered in ten week quarters and comprise of weekly quizzes, assessment, online tutorials and a 3-hour exam.
Fees and delivery
Fees: $3,395 per bridge unit