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Provisional Relevant Provider Term Draft Legislative Instrument

This consultation process has now been completed

16/11/2018 - 30/11/2018


Section 921U(2)(a)(v) of the Corporations Act 2001 requires FASEA, by legislative instrument, to specify a word or expression to refer to a provisional relevant provider.

The term has been developed for consumers to identify a provisional relevant provider undergoing their work and training (professional year) requirement from a qualified relevant provider and was determined with guidance from industry following consultation in July and August 2018.

As such FASEA has proposed the final expressions to be used for a Provisional Relevant Provider as “Provisional Financial Adviser” or “Provisional Financial Planner”, which may be used interchangeably.

Consultation Feedback


FASEA released Consultation Paper 4: Provisional Relevant Provider Term on 22 July 2018 inviting submissions by 17 August 2018 on the guidance contained in the paper and particularly the proposed term “Provisional Relevant Adviser”.

During the submission period FASEA consulted with key stakeholders representing industry associations, individual financial advisers, financial advice licensees, education providers and consumer representatives including facilitating consultation forums with representatives from key stakeholder groups.

A total of 14 formal submissions were received for this standard. All feedback and submissions received due consideration by FASEA in finalising the standard.


FASEA invites submissions and/or comments on the draft Legislative Instrument through our dedicated consultations email (consultation@fasea.gov.au) or via our Contact Us page. 

Due date for submission: 5pm 30 November 2018