Superannuation and Retirement
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the structure and operation of the superannuation industry;
- critically evaluate the superannuation regularity and legislative environment;
- demonstrate specialist knowledge of the taxation of superannuation funds;
- critically analyse the use of contributions and benefits in different scenarios;
- critically evaluate superannuation benefits and termination payments; and
- apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate the complex planning of retirement incomes and the use of income safety nets.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- TravelDetails - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- OtherDetails -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.
This subject provides a comprehensive study and analysis of superannuation and retirement planning in Australia. The superannuation industry and the regularity environment in which superannuation funds operate will be examined, along with issues of consumer protection. Further, important legislation, taxation of superannuation funds, contributions and benefits, and self-managed super funds are also examined comprehensively. Weekly topics will also include a study and analysis of retirement income planning, including an evaluation of the possible need for, and availability of, income safety nets.
Essay and Calculations: 5,500 words; 40%; LOs 1-4, 6 Final Examination: 60%; LOs 1-6. Students must obtain 50% in the exam (and at least 50% overall) to receive a pass or better in the unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Essay and Calculations (40%%)
- Final Examination (60%%)