NAB has joined forces with Deakin University to offer its advisers greater access to research and continued education.
According to a statement, NAB is partnering with Deakin University through the Deakin Business School, DeakinPrime and DeakinDigital.
NAB's network of advisers will be able to access to Deakin University courses, including the Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning), the Master of Financial Planning and the Master of Professional Practice (Financial Planning), the statement said.
Advisers will also be able to access a group discount on all course fees for units in the programs mentioned above.
"This new agreement with Deakin will provide our advisers with access to research into changes in the financial planning profession and the changing needs of customers," NAB executive general manager of wealth advice Greg Miller said.
"Both undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be available, with advisers able to study online or face-to-face depending on the course."
DeakinPrime and DeakinDigital chief executive Simon Hann said the collaboration with NAB "offers an effective solution to thousands across the country in need of support" in ensuring "the security of their careers" and enhancing "the service they provide to their customers".
"We believe ethics is critical to the ongoing professionalism of the industry," Mr Hann said.
"It should be incorporated through professional learning as well as within ethical codes and processes of professional bodies."
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