Superannuation and Retirement Planning
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Availability: What is a Study period?For enrolment (2012): For forward planning* (2013): What is Forward Planning?
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- Domestic student fee:
- $2,925.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $3,150.00 (AUD)
This unit explores superannuation benefit payments, employment termination payments and retirement income streams. You will also examine the history of superannuation, rights of beneficiaries, fund design, approved deposit fund, social security, the role of financial planning in pre-retirement, taxation concessions for contributions and taxation treatment of superannuation funds.
You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:
If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.
- Case Study (25%)
- Case Study 2 (25%)
- Invigilated Exam (50%)
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- identify and examine the legislation behind the superannuation industry and how this affects the operation of superannuation funds
- explain and analyse the various taxes applied to superannuation
- evaluate how self-managed superannuation funds operate
- determine which individuals will be able to access the small business concessions.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Introduction to superannuation and retirement planning|
|2||Regulation of superannuation funds|
|5||Superannuation benefits payments|
|6||Employment termination payments|
|7||Self-managed superannuation funds|
|8||Retirement income streams|
|10||Small business exemptions|
|11||Superannuation and divorce|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Web links
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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