Superannuation and Retirement Planning

FIN80023 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

Aims and objectives

This unit teaches students strategies to maximise assets for a comfortable retirement. A holistic picture of the retirement industry as underpinned by government policy will be provided. This will assist students to understand the increasing role of superannuation as the primary retirement investment vehicle and recognise various tax concessions. Students will apply superannuation knowledge to generate financial planning strategies using financial advice technologies.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Critically evaluate retirement savings strategies that include capital adequacy and tax advantages of superannuation and government incentives
2. Critically analyse access to superannuation benefits, related taxation rules and retirement benefits to maximise retirement income.
3. Conduct research into pre and post-retirement savings regulatory environment and related products to meet client requirements
4. Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of superannuation and retirement to construct a Statement of Advice and recommend strategies and products that meet client’s objectives and constraints using financial advice technologies
5. Communicate proficiently and in a professional context and work effectively as a member of a team