Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority

The Corporations Amendment (Professional Standards of Financial Advisers) Act 2017 established the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) in April 2017, to set the education, training and ethical standards of licensed financial advisers in Australia.

The new requirements commenced on 1 January 2019.

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New Entrants are required to hold an Approved Degree before they commence their Work and Training (Professional Year) requirement. They must be mid way through their Professional Year before they are eligible to sit the Financial Adviser exam and commence using the term Provisional Financial Adviser or Provisional Financial Planner.

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The annual requirement for 40 hours Continuous Professional Development commenced on 1 January 2019. Provisional Financial Advisers will be required to undertake CPD after completion of their Professional Year.

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Existing Advisers have until 1 January 2022, to pass the Financial Adviser Exam and until 1 January 2026, to reach an education standard equivalent to an Approved Degree.

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The Code of Ethics will commence on 1 January 2020, with all Financial Advisers required to adhere to the Code from that day onwards.

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FASEA Standards

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FASEA approves Degrees offered by University of New South Wales and University of Tasmania

MEDIA RELEASE FASEA has today confirmed the approval of the following degrees: Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Financial Planning offered by the University of New South Wales from 1st Semester 2021. Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning...

FASEA releases November Exam Results

MEDIA RELEASE FASEA today released exam results from the ninth Financial Advisers Exam held in November 2020. Result highlights include: 11,241 advisers have passed the adviser exams held to date representing 52% of advisers on ASIC’s...

FASEA releases 2020 Amendment Legislative Instrument for Relevant Providers Degrees, Qualifications and Courses Standard

MEDIA RELEASE FASEA has registered the 2020 Amendment Legislative Instrument and Explanatory Statement for its Relevant Providers Degrees, Qualifications and Courses Standard on the Federal Register of Legislation. The Determination was...

FASEA Publishes List of Successful Adviser Exam Candidates

MEDIA RELEASE The Financial Adviser Exam has been held on 9 occasions with over 10,400 advisers passing. In recognition of their achievement, FASEA today publishes a list of successful candidates and will do so after each future exam. ...

Government proposal to simplify the regulatory framework applying to financial advisers

MEDIA RELEASE The government announced yesterday its intention to expand the operation of the Financial Services and Credit Panel (FSCP) within the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to encompass the functions of a single,...

FASEA releases October Exam Results

MEDIA RELEASE   FASEA today released exam results from the eighth Financial Advisers Exam held in October 2020. Result highlights include: over 10,460 advisers have passed the adviser exams held to date overall, 89.5% of advisers who...

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The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority Limited was established in 2017 to set the education, training and ethical standards of financial advisers in Australia.

 

 

The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority Limited was established in 2017 to set the education, training and ethical standards of financial advisers in Australia.