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FSR – Financial Advisers Course

(Australia)

The financial services industry has undergone major reform in recent years. Financial services laws under the Corporations Act 2001 impose a broad licencing and regulatory system that covers anyone who provides financial services in relations to financial products. These laws are heavily supplemented by ASIC policies. Licensees who provide financial services advice to retail clients must meet special requirements, including that their advisers are trained and that their competencies be maintained.

Safetrac’s ‘Financial Services Representatives – Financial Advisers’ course is designed to assist businesses in meeting their obligations by training Advisers in relation to their responsibilities to clients, while maintaining a competent provision of insurance services.

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Learning outcomes

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • help deliver quality service as an employee, contract or agent;
  • understand why conduct in providing financial services on the company’s behalf must comply with financial service laws and internal requirements.

Course contents

  • Financial Services Representatives
  • Financial Services Authorisations
  • Financial products and services
  • Clarifying important information
  • General knowledge and training
  • Licensee obligations
  • Holding client money
  • Financial product advice
  • Elements of financial product advice
  • Exceptions to financial product advice
  • Margin lending facilities
  • Arranging activities
  • Obligations of disclosure
  • Best interests of the client
  • Working with the client
  • Prohibitions
  • Confirming transactions
  • Appointment as an authorised representative
  • Penalties
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