Custody and Operations

The ACSA Accredited Custody Program

Are you looking for a qualification and career path in custodial services?

We developed the ACSA Accredited Program at the request of the Australian Custodial Services Association (ACSA) to address the education and training needs of those working in custodial services and to provide a career path.

Custody is an integral part of the investment industry and plays a critical role in administering and safekeeping funds. Traditionally, custody was the holding and safeguarding of financial assets for third parties.

However, as financial markets became more sophisticated, custody has developed. It is no longer characterised by physical safekeeping (of financial assets) but by a range of information and banking services.

Today the primary work of the custodian is about managing information – information about the investors’ financial assets and the rights attached to those financial assets. Many financial assets are not physical assets or listed securities. The range of financial assets includes domestic and foreign assets as well as unlisted securities and alternative investments.

The ACSA Accredited Program ensures that you have a sound foundation in the financial services industry and covers the whole scope of custody.

The ACSA Accredited Program comprises one qualification:nrtlogo

  • FNS41115 Certificate IV in Financial Markets Operations

This is the only qualification designed for, and endorsed by, the custody industry.

FNS41115 Certificate IV in Financial Markets Operations

The FNS41115 Certificate IV in Financial Markets Operations comprises two mandatory courses:

  • Introduction to Financial Markets
  • Introduction to Custody.

These courses can be studied on a stand-alone basis for knowledge if a qualification is not required. The courses are delivered online but can be delivered in-house for groups of 10 or more.

We offer the following courses