Building a good career takes time. It’s not something you can knock off in a few months, or even years. It’s something you chip away at. But let’s be honest – at this time of year, your ongoing professional development might be the last thing on your mind.
The countdown to Christmas can be a pretty stressful time. Despite all the chatter and spin about relaxing with friends and family, there’s just so much to do, whether you’re hosting or not. Buying presents is just the start. There’s hosting rellies from out of town, finding decent prawns that aren’t a million bucks a kilo, and getting the house looking alright for those surprise visitors. But once the big stuff is out of the way, there’s one more thing to add to your list. And unlike those useless gadgets and stocking stuffers you bought last year, this is something you’ll use for the rest of your career.
The Christmas and New Year period is the longest break that many in the financial services industry get. Not only do you have more time on your hands, it’s time when your mind is better rested. Which means you’re better prepared to learn and absorb new information.
That’s why it’s the ideal time to knock off some of your CPD requirements.
Understandably, there aren’t a whole lot of live seminars going on at the end of December and start of January. And if you’ve planned ahead, there’s a chance you’ll be out of the country anyway. Online education is the ideal platform in this situation, because you can study anywhere you’ve got an internet connection. Learn at your own pace. Start when you need an excuse to leave that dull holiday party (you know the one…). Stop when you’re ready to pack for your getaway. Pick it up when you’ve got a boring airport layover. Put it down again when your poolside cocktail is delivered. It’s continuing professional development that fits around your schedule – around your life.
SMSF101 is a pioneering provider of online education for SMSF professionals, including CPD units. Whether you’re just starting in super, or have given SMSF advice for years, brushing up on the essentials with an SMSF101 unit will help you make smarter decisions and better recommendations in the year(s) to come.
Current topics include everything from basic knowledge refreshers (how long has it been since you got RG146 compliance?!) to special units in insurance, securities, basic deposit products and more. Just looking for a couple more points with your professional association of choice? Need a day or more equivalent of study hours?
We’ve got you covered, whatever your career priorities are.
Starting an SMSF101 unit couldn’t be easier. You can sign up, purchase and complete the unit online any time – no paperwork or phone calls involved. There’s no need to sign up long term either – when you purchase, the unit is available to you for 90 days. This way you can buy what you need now, and add more later. Explore and select SMSF101 units here today.