SMSF Specialist

Comprehensive training + CPD points + accreditation

This course, run by some of Australia's most renowned experts, offers comprehensive SMSF training reflective of the very latest superannuation legislation, together with 38 CPD points. Successful course completion confers RG146 compliance in SMSFs.

Join the many hundreds who’ve completed this programme – whatever your particular needs.


Hone your general SMSF knowledge and learn the latest rules & strategies


Earn 38 points in a single sweep, helping your annual CPD requirements


ASIC-approved — get the training necessary for SMSF advice accreditation


Expert run — learn from some of Australia's most sought-after SMSF experts

The course consists of a workshop held over three consecutive days, 9am to 5pm, followed by an online exam.

As part of the workshop a comprehensive workbook and copy of the slide presentation is provided. There is no requirement to bring a laptop.

The workshop is fully catered with all food and refreshments.

Dress code: business casual.

Day 1

What is an SMSF?
Sole purpose test
Benefits of SMSFs
Establishing an SMSF
Trustee options and trust deeds
SMSF residency
Service providers
Provision of advice
Trustee responsibilities
Investment strategy 
Accepting contributions

Day 2

Loans to members
Borrowing rules
Limited recourse borrowing arrangements
In-house asset rules
Related parties
Collectables and personal use assets
Member accounts
Assessable income of SMSFs
Derivation of income and deductibility of expenses
Non-arm's length income

Day 3

Use of reserves
Determining benefit entitlements
Conditions of release
Proportioning of benefits
Taxation of benefits
Commencing a pension 
Taxation of pensions 
Exempt current pension income
Segregation v non-segregation
Continuing pension liability on death
Estate planning
SMSFs and family law
SMSFs and bankruptcy
Winding up an SMSF 

Simple online assessment process:

  • Following the three day workshop you will be sent a link to an online exam
  • You must attempt the exam within two weeks of receiving the link
  • The exam comprises 120 multiple choice question which must be completed within a time limit of 2 hours and ten minutes
  • You can resit up to three times

This is an industry-recognised course listed on ASIC's Training Register.

By successfully completing this course you will satisfy ASIC’s requirements to give SMSF advice, provided you're RG146 compliant in superannuation and you're licenced to give that advice.

All attendees who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Adelaide.

SMSF Association  38 CPD points 
Financial Planning Association  24 CPD points 
Institute of Public Accountants  24 CPE hours* 
Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand  24 CPE points* 
Tax Practitioners Board  24 CPE hours* 


*You should use your own professional judgement and assess whether our programme provides professionally relevant training and the appropriate number of CPD points or CPE hours. The above allocation assumes professionally relevant training and equates one hour of training with one CPD point or one CPE hour.

$1,665 (incl. GST) for three day workshop and exam

Early bird discount

  • 10% discount available
  • Valid until two weeks prior to course commencement
  • When registering online enter promotional code earlyspecial
2018 dates
Sydney13-15 MarRegister
Perth20-22 MarRegister
Adelaide10-12 AprRegister
Melbourne17-19 AprRegister
Brisbane01-03 MayRegister
Sydney18-20 SepRegister
Brisbane09-11 OctRegister
Melbourne16-18 OctRegister
Adelaide23-25 OctRegister