Victoria University offers super qualification

Students keen to forge a career in the $1.2 trillion superannuation industry can now gain specially tailored qualifications, it has been reported.

According to the Financial Standard, Victoria University (VU) and the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) developed the first new university course in superannuation management earlier this year in order to meet rising demand for university qualifications in the industry.

It was reported that the course covers a variety of topic areas including portfolio management and protection, strategy for financial institutions, leadership and corporate governance, marketing management and accounting for management.

"As superannuation becomes complex, more tightly regulated and funds continue to grow in size, so too will demand for specialist skills, particularly in the areas of governance and accountability of which this new course has a strong focus," commented Fiona Reynolds, AIST chief executive.

Young Australians aiming to boost their training prospects and plan for the future can choose to compare student banking in search of the best deals. The Financial Standard confirmed that applicants for the VU superannuation qualification must have either completed an undergraduate business degree or graduate diploma with a business major, employed relating to superannuation administration or have a minimum five years experience and association memberships.

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