The Ethics Centre developing FASEA course
The Ethics Centre is developing a FASEA accredited ethics course for financial advisers, which will launch later this year.
The course will help financial advisers meet the requirements of the FASEA reforms with the delivery of a pilot ethics and professionalism bridging course in conjunction with an Australian university.
Executive director of The Ethics Centre Dr Simon Longstaff said the course would support financial advice practices as they integrate the FASEA reforms into their daily operations.
“Our aim is for this pilot course to set the benchmark for ethics education for the financial advice community as it continues to develop into a profession,” he said.
“Financial advisers should be encouraged to offer a competitive professional service in all areas but one – their ethics.”
Dr Longstaff said he hoped the course would be embraced by the profession for the good of their practices and the clients they serve.
“The ideal is for this emerging profession to have a common ethical foundation, enriched by a common understanding informed by a common set of educational experiences,” he said.
The Ethics Centre will reach out to an expert advisory group comprised of peak industry bodies, consumer advocates and academics.
The course will build upon the centre’s current Ethical Professional Program, which it has run since 2016, and will be piloted through a university partner.
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