Accreditations

The Stockbrokers and Investment Advisers Association’s (SIAA’s) RG146 accredited courses are uniquely designed for those in the securities and derivatives industry. 

They set the standard that employers, regulators, and the investing public expect from individuals who are employed within this industry, offering training for licensees and advisers who:

  • provide general advice in Derivatives, Securities, Managed Investments, Foreign Exchange or Superannuation
  • are already listed on the Financial Advisers Register and wish to add an additional RG146 specialist knowledge area to their existing credentials
  • and Licensees whose representatives provide advice to wholesale clients (Optional under RG146.35)

They also meet the requirements for Market Participants in relation to DTR training. Download the flier.

For each course completed, individuals will receive RG146 Certificate of Completion and Professional Standards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. Professional Standards education requirements must be completed by 1 January 2026 by any adviser providing personal financial advice to retail clients.

SIAA’s RG146 accredited courses

Securities & Managed Investments

Delivers specialist knowledge and skills relevant to the provision of financial product managed investments.




Core 1: Securities & Managed Investments

The additional assignment introduces candidates to the skills requirements for advisers providing personal retail advice to clarify the boundary between personal and general advice.


Accredited Derivatives Adviser - Level 1 (ADA1)

Allows existing RG146 compliant financial market  dealers and brokers to extend  their advisory range into  Tier 1 Derivatives.


Accredited Derivatives Adviser Level 2 (ADA2)

Available for graduates of ADA 1 this course allows existing RG146 compliant financial market dealers and brokers to extend their advisory range into Tier 2 Derivatives.

Foreign Exchange

For advisers who wish to provide general advice on foreign exchange, this course will provide RG146 accreditation at a Tier 1 level.

Margin Lending

For advisers who wish to provide retail advice in specialist knowledge for margin lending, this course will provide RG146 accreditation at a Tier 1 level.

Course fees

CourseEnrolment FeesAssessment detailsSuggested Study Hours per Course
Securities & Managed Investments

$590 Ind. Member
$590 Org. Member
$790 Non-Member

1 x Online ExamAllow up to 120 hours
Core 1$790 Ind. Member
$790 Org. Member
$990 Non-Member
1 x Assignment
1 x Online Exam
Allow up to 150 hours
Accredited Derivatives
Adviser Level (ADA 1)
$370 Ind. Member
$380 Org. Member
$390 Non-Member
1 x Assignment
1 x Online Exam
Allow up to 150 hours
Accredited Derivatives Adviser Level 2 (ADA 2)$320 Ind. Member
$330 Org. Member
$340 Non-Member
1 x Online ExamAllow up to 150 hours
Foreign Exchange$470 Ind. Member
$490 Org. Member
$520 Non-Member
1 x Online ExamAllow up to 90 hours
 Margin Lending$280 flat price1 x Online ExamAllow up to 90 hours
Superannuation$470 Ind. Member
$490 Org. Member
$520 Non-Member
1 x Assignment
1 x Online Exam
Allow up to 150 hours

For Market Participants

DTR Accreditation

Ensures the trading participants have the knowledge of the rules and processes of trading and reporting on the trading platform and its relevant practices.

How does the process work?

Kaplan Professional has partnered with SIAA to provide RG146 accreditation for our courses. These courses are administered by SIAA and our certificates of RG146 accreditation issued upon completion are jointly distributed with Kaplan Professional. Enrolments close at 3.00pm every Monday Sydney time.

  • Candidate enrols online/registration is received.
  • Candidate receives Welcome email from SIAA on Tuesday with accreditation information/study materials.
  • Candidate completes and returns ‘Exam Booking Form’ to schedule their exam day/time. This must be done at least 3 days prior to exam.
  • SIAA releases exam/closes exam at designated day/time.
  • The Candidate’s approved Supervisor supervises exam and returns the ‘Declaration by Online Exam Supervisor’ to SIAA. Results will not be released until SIAA has received the completed ‘Declaration by Online Exam Supervisor’.
  • Candidate receives result (results are released within 1 working day). Candidate receives Certificate (Certificates are issued end of each month).

Please ensure that the course you intend to enrol in is one you are required to undertake and are committed to completing, as fees are non-refundable. Substitutes are welcome within the enrolment period.


Useful downloads

Please go to each course page to enrol directly online.

PDF Enrolment form

Summary of Assessment

Academic Misconduct Policy (individuals who enrol in a SIAA course are bound by our Academic Misconduct Policy)

All enquiries & applications should be directed in the first instance to:

Stockbrokers and Investment Advisers Association (ABN 91 089 767 706)
Level 5, 56 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: (02) 8080 3200
Fax: (02) 8080 3299
Email: accreditation@stockbrokers.org.au

Enrolments close at 3.00pm every Monday Sydney time.