FASEA approves higher education Graduate Diplomas and Bridging Courses

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The Standards Authority has confirmed its approval of a first round of Graduate Diplomas and Bridging Courses from select Higher Education Providers as part of its education standard for financial advisers. FASEA’s review of the courses follows an application from each of the Higher Education Providers listed below. The approval is recognition of the alignment […]

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FASEA opens Foreign Qualifications Assessment Service

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To meet the education and training standards of the Corporations Act, financial advisers holding a foreign qualification are required to apply to FASEA for approval of their qualification. FASEA has released its online Foreign Qualifications Assessment Service form. The form enables persons with qualifications obtained outside of Australia to apply to FASEA for approval of […]

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Advisers invited to register for FASEA exam

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Registrations are now open until May 31, 2019 for financial advisers (new entrants and existing) to notify their intention to sit the FASEA exam. “The opening of registrations for the exam is a significant milestone for FASEA and the industry, and I encourage advisers to register as early as possible,” FASEA Chief Executive Officer Stephen […]

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FASEA releases its Relevant Providers Degrees, Qualifications and Courses Standard (Amendment No. 1) Legislative Instrument

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FASEA has released its Relevant Providers Degrees, Qualifications and Courses Standard (Amendment No. 1) Legislative Instrument for consultation. The Legislative Instrument is updated with additional information from higher education providers on their historical degrees and as well extends the range of approved historical programs. It also includes the first approved recognition of prior learning (RPL) […]

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FASEA releases program and provider accreditation policy

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FASEA has released its final FPS002 Program & Provider Accreditation Policy. The policy was informed through stakeholder consultation and two pilot accreditations conducted at Higher Education Providers (HEPs). The policy provides guidance to HEPs and Professional Associations on the approval requirements for a range of education pathways in the FASEA Education Pathways Policy FPS001 including: […]

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FASEA releases code of ethics standard

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FASEA has released the legislative instrument and explanatory statement for the Code of Ethics standard. The legislative instrument was informed through consultation received in 18 submissions during the final consultation period for this standard in November and December 2018. Following this consultation, FASEA has clarified aspects of the Code, including the values underlying the Code, […]

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FASEA releases final examination standard

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FASEA has released the legislative instrument and explanatory statement for its Examination standard. The legislative instrument was informed through consultation received in 26 submissions during the legislative instrument final consultation process for this standard in December 2018 and January 2019. Under the final standard, FASEA has reduced the reading time for the exam to 15 […]

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FASEA releases Policy for the Foreign Qualification Standard

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FASEA has published the Policy for its Foreign Qualification Standard. The Policy was informed through consultation with stakeholders in August 2018 and through 8 formal submissions during FASEA’s consultation process in November 2018. The Corporations Act 2001 requires FASEA to approve in writing a foreign qualification.  Under the Standard, new entrants and relevant providers are […]

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FASEA confirms accreditation process for professional designations

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Following the release of its revised Education Pathways and Program and Provider Accreditation policies for consultation, the Standards Authority has invited industry associations to apply for accreditation for their respective professional designation programs. Notices have been sent to a number of industry associations informing them of the process to have the course content of their […]

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FASEA releases Foreign Qualifications Policy for consultation

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FASEA has released its policy on Foreign Qualifications for consultation. The policy was informed from consultation received through 12 submissions and various stakeholder forums during FASEA’s consultation process for this standard in July and August 2018. The policy contemplates a 2 step approach:  an assessment by a Department of Education and Training (DET) approved body, […]

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