Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to superannuation and retirement planning including an overview of the Australian superannuation industry, the legal and regulatory framework, the superannuation lifecycle, taxation, contributions and benefits, and products (such as funds, SMSFs and insurance). The unit also covers topics such as family law, retirement planning and social security. Students will engage in teacher directed activities and experiences relevant to contemporary superannuation and retirement planning and the provision of responsible advisory recommendations to clients.    

Unit content

Topic 1: The Australian Superannuation System

Topic 2: The Legal and Regulatory Framework

Topic 3: The Legal and Regulatory Framework II

Topic 4: The Superannuation Lifecycle

Topic 5: Superannuation and Taxation

Topic 6: Contributions and Benefits

Topic 7: Superannuation Products – Funds, Annuities and Savings Accounts

Topic 8: Superannuation Products – SMSFs

Topic 9: Superannuation Products – Insurance

Topic 10: Superannuation and Family Law

Topic 11: Retirement Planning

Topic 12: Social Security


Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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