SMSF Association

Australia’s peak industry body and foremost authority on self-managed superannuation.

Self-managed funds don't get a free lunch on tax


The article, “Retirees get $20b in tax-free income” (AFR, May 26) unfairly targets SMSFs as the only beneficiaries of franking credits and exemption from tax in the pension phase. The implicit message is that APRA-regulated funds are excluded from them.

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AMP SMSF increases education and accreditation for advisers


SMSF ASSOCIATION MEDIA RELEASE: AMP SMSF is partnering with the SMSF Association to launch a new SMSF education and accreditation program for AMP aligned advisers and their support staff.

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How to beat the superannuation cash crash


Cash has been crunched in superannuation as record low interest rates shrink financial returns for conservative fund members. Andrea Slattery, CEO of the SMSF Association, says the claim that SMSFs invest mainly in cash is “a furphy”.

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Member Categories

The SMSF Association now offers five levels of membership designed to cater for individuals at different stages of their career in the complex area of SMSF advice. The levels of membership offer differentiated access to the range of member benefits offered by the Associaton.

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Member Benefits

SMSF professionals join the SMSF Association because they want access to the latest knowledge about their profession, are looking to grow their business, are seeking recognition as specialists in the SMSF field and want to have a voice in their industry at regulatory and government level.

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Start enjoying the benefits of SMSF Association Membership immediately, Sign up online now and join the growing number of SMSF professionals committing to best practice in the vibrant self-managed super fund sector.

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Advisor Accreditation

The SMSF Specialist Advisor program is for SMSF professionals seeking recognition for their SMSF specific skills and knowledge as well as knowledge of the SIS, Tax and Corporations Law.

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Auditor Accreditation

The SMSF Specialist Auditor accreditation is specifically for audit professionals seeking recognition for their specialist skills and knowledge required through statutory obligations, Auditing & Assurance Standards and AUASB Guidance Statements.

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Take the next step! Register for either the SMSF Association SSA Specialist AdvisorTM or SSAud Specialist AuditorTM online now in a few easy steps.

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2015 State Technical Conference Series

The 2015 SMSF Association State Technical Conference series again boasts a challenging program for professionals working in the self-managed super fund space. It's coming to a major city near you through July & August.

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training and knowledge


The SMSF Association is committed to fostering and enhancing integrity and professionalism in the SMSF sector, and encouraging SMSF practitioners to achieve excellence in their education, knowledge and skills. Our CPD Hub is an easy to use tool designed to help SMSF professionals find the right activities to maximise their CPD opportunities.

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CPD Compass

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an important and necessary part of your self-managed super fund career. How do you ensure you are choosing the right CPD activities for your professional growth? The SMSF Associations' CPD Compass is here to point you in the right direction.

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About time we introduced

It's about time we introduced ourselves

The SMSF Association was established over 12 years ago. We exists to continually improve the quality of advisors, the knowledge of trustees and the credibility and health of a vibrant SMSF sector. Learn more about us.

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Find a Specialist

Find a Specialist

SMSF Association Specialists are professionals who've gone through a rigorous and independent SMSF accreditation program. This accreditation not only tests SMSF legislation and regulatory knowledge, but also assesses business and ethical practices to ensure 'best practice' standards. You can find an SMSF Association Specialist near you with our handy online search.

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Trustee White Paper

Download the FREE Trustee White Paper

The SMSF Association has created a free White Paper for SMSF Trustees detailing 'Five important questions every SMSF Trustee should ask their advisor before June 30, 2015'. It is available now as a free download.

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