SMSF Association

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

Backbone of economy holding up


It is a constant refrain, that small business is the backbone of the economy: and the latest statistics bear it out. According to the Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, Kelly O'Dwyer, small businesses have never been more important to Australia: the more than two million small businesses employ more than 4.5 million Australians - almost 40 per cent of the total labour force, and half of the private-sector workforce.

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The great race to invest


The rise of the DIY trend in all aspects of life and investors’ desire to have absolute control over their assets has boosted the popularity of SMSFs. The SMSF Association’s director of technical & professional standards, Graeme Colley, warns against focusing on short term market returns when talking about SMSFs: “You will never be able to beat the market consistently on a monthly basis,” he says.

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Conference expands practicality


The SMSF Association has designed four new workshops to specifically meet the needs of specialist members at its 2016 National Conference in Adelaide from 17-19 February 2016. Based on the topical issues of LRBA, in-house assets, the acquisition of assets from members, and trust deeds, the workshops, will be structured around specially prepared case studies.

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Member Categories

The SMSF Association now offers four 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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SMSF Specialist 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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SMSF Specialist 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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NEW! SMSF Practitioner Accreditation

The SMSF Association has launched a new SMSF Practitioner (SSPTM) accreditation program designed to independently validate foundation SMSF knowledge and practical skills.

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2016 SMSF Association National Conference

The 2016 SMSF National Conference is the biggest SMSF event on the map. Boasting 38 sessions, over 50 speakers, the world's largest SMSF exhibition and countless networking opportunites available. Early bird special pricing available until November 27.

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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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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

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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Download the FREE Trustee White Paper

The SMSF Association has created a free White Paper for SMSF Trustees detailing 'Cash and Aussie shares - are they right for your SMSF' and other myths busted. It is available now as a free download.

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