Education Partners

The Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association (SAFAA) is dedicated to providing high quality, relevant educational seminars and workshops that engage finance industry professionals.

A Partnership presents an opportunity for organisations to engage with key decision-makers.

SAFAA Partners include:

  • Accela
  • ASX
  • Financial Simplicity
  • Gallagher Australia
  • GBST
  • Leveraged
  • Vanguard
  • Western Sydney University


SAFAA and Accela formed a partnership in September 2016 to promote the The Hub – a competency based development platform supported by training, coaching and development resources specialising in sales and sales related development.

Accela is an Australian owned company headed up by John Pennington. Accela business is built around answering the fundamental question, how do we increase sales?‘ They provide comprehensive solutions to this question. Contact us on 02 8080 3200 or email John Pennington directly  or visit their website


ASX operates at the heart of Australia’s financial markets. It is among the world’s top 10 exchange groups and is the global leader in A$ and NZ$ financial markets.

We are a fully integrated exchange across multiple asset classes – equities, fixed income, commodities and energy.

We service retail, institutional and corporate customers directly and through Australia and international intermediaries.

We provide services that allow our customers to invest, trade and manage risk. These include listings, trading cash and derivatives, post-trade services, and information and technical services.

We operate and invest in the infrastructure that promotes the stability and development of Australia’s financial markets and is critical for the efficient functioning of the nation’s economy and position in the Asia Pacific region.

We advocate for regulations that support end-investors, promote the growth and integrity of the market, and strengthen Australia’s global competitiveness. 

Financial Simplicity

Financial Simplicity is a specialist boutique wealth management technology and services firm that provides a portfolio service delivery infrastructure that works in harmony with our clients current business environment. We enable wealth management firms to truly focus on client needs and provide a portfolio service that is personalised for each client.

Our mission is to simultaneously enable financial professionals to build sustainable trust-based relationships with clients, and to enable the firms that they represent operate a highly scalable, sustainable and attractive business proposition.

For firms with a defined portfolio proposition and an active initiative, we license our portfolio service delivery platform to help deliver this with scale and efficiency. For firms that are seeking to develop, research and determine their portfolio proposition, we provide professional services to help formulate, define and select the key components of your proposition to suit your firm’s capabilities, area of differentiation and skills.

Gallagher Australia

Gallagher is one of the world’s leading insurance brokers and risk solutions providers, with more than 20,000 employees, located in 400 offices in 33 countries.

In Australia, Gallagher:

– has 34 regional and metropolitan branches

– has developed strong ties with local business communities

– actively works with SMEs and multi-national organisations to support their future success

– provides a comprehensive range of insurance and risk management solutions

– offers competitively priced via access to global insurance partner relationships.

For more details contact or visit


GBST is an industry leading technology company providing administration and transaction processing solutions to financial services organisations, addressing our client’s needs to innovation, competitiveness and responsive solutions that enable business. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, GBST has offices in Australia, United Kingdom, North America, Hong Kong and Singapore.


As the professional’s choice, Leveraged is dedicated to supporting our advise partners. We week to understand what’s important to our partner businesses and help you implement solutions to increase revenue, reduce costs, and mitigate risk.

Tap into our expertise to implement your advice efficiently and provide a great experience for your clients.


Since our establishment in 1975, Vanguard has strived to be the world’s highest-value provider of investment products and services. We have an unwavering focus on our clients with a commitment to champion what’s best for investors by offering outstanding service, while keeping costs low. Our sole purpose has been to align our interest with those of our investors to ensure the best outcome is achieved. In Australia, Vanguard has been helping investors meet their long-term financial goals with low cost investment solutions for over 20 years.

Western Sydney University

Located in the heart of one of Australia’s fastest growing economic regions, Western Sydney University offers unlimited potential to students with the talent, drive and ambition to succeed.

With a large multicultural population of more than two million people from 170 nations, Western Sydney’s global links are creating unlimited opportunities for international business, investment, education and cultural exchange.

Ranked amongst the top three per cent of universities in the world, Western Sydney University values academic excellence, integrity and the pursuit of knowledge. The University is globally focused, research-led and committed to making a positive impact on the communities they engage in.