Accreditations

The Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association’s (SAFAA’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 and maintaining high standards of REs in relation to key clearing and settlement requirements. Download the flier.

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

SAFAA’s RG146 accredited courses

Core 1: Securities & Managed Investments

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



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.

Superannuation

Meets the training requirements under ASIC RG 146 in specialist knowledge and skills components for superannuation at a Tier 1 level.

Course fees

CourseEnrolment FeesAssessment detailsSuggested Study Hours per Course
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.

RE Exams

Offers senior and responsible executives exams covering ASIC Market Integrity Rules (ASX Markets) 2010 and the ASX Clear Operating Rules (Clearing & Settlement) Responsible Executive Examination.

How does the process work?

Kaplan Professional has partnered with SAFAA to provide RG146 accreditation for our courses. These courses are administered by SAFAA 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 SAFAA 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.
  • SAFAA releases exam/closes exam at designated day/time.
  • The Candidate’s approved Supervisor supervises exam and returns the ‘Declaration by Online Exam Supervisor’ to SAFAA. Results will not be released until SAFAA 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 SAFAA course are bound by our Academic Misconduct Policy)

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

Stockbrokers and Financial 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.