Compliance Fundamentals

Compliance Fundamentals will give you the tools to achieve more effective management of operational, compliance and conduct risks in your organisation.

Our online course explains;

  • how Australian Financial Services and credit licensing works, examining the main financial services laws, regulatory guides, and other obligations
  • outline key requirements and intended outcomes of the main APRA prudential standards
  • aligns with the new International Standard regarding compliance management systems (ISO 37301:2021).

Through exploring industry case studies and undertaking reflective activities, you’ll learn to implement policies and procedures that identify and reduce non-financial risk. See your organisation flourish as a high-performing financial workplace with a healthy compliance and risk culture.

Program Content

  • Financial services regulation
  • General obligations of AFS and Credit Licensees
  • Conduct of AFS and Credit Licensees
  • Developing and implementing a compliance plan
  • Regulator corporate plans and enforcement

Learning Outcomes

What you will learn

  • What your organisation can and cannot do under its licence authorisations
  • ASIC’s and APRA's purpose, powers and current priorities
  • Tools and strategies to meet your organisation’s compliance obligations under its licence
  • Manage conflicts of interest, disputes, breaches and other compliance issues
  • Build you and your organisation’s compliance skills and resources.

Who is this course for?

  • This course is suitable for the following roles, operating in the context of an Australian Financial Services (AFS) licence:
  • • Aspiring or newly authorised AFSL or ACL holders
  • • Compliance professionals
  • • Licensees seeking refresher training on their obligations
  • • Professional services consultants advising licensees, including legal practitioners, accountants, and corporate advisers.

Units of Competency


Recognition of Prior Learning


Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Attainment.

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Parallels real workplace experience.

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Efficient, informative and accessible.

The content is well set out, clear and precise. My organisation does the course every year and we are continuing to learn new and interesting things with each new offering. The content is up to date with the industry and completely relevant to my role. I had all the support and learning resources available to get it done…

Extremely relevant and meaningful.

Our firm exclusively uses the services of Financial Education Professionals for all of our ongoing RG146, compliance and responsible manager training for our team. We find course materials extremely relevant and meaningful and this allows our team to have up to date, practical knowledge.

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