Superannuation and Retirement Benefits

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Superannuation and Retirement Benefits

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Business Management, Economics, Finance, Financial Management, International Business, International Economics, Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ACTL2101 or ACTL2111 or ACTL2131 or ECON2101

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the economics and finance of retirement income provision. It is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of the theoretical and public-policy issues associated with the design and implementation of policies for retirement income provision in Australia and internationally.
    Topics covered include: demographic trends and the economic impact of population ageing; rationale for public provision and/or regulation of private retirement income provision; assessment of alternative models for retirement income provision; retirement income provision in Australia; the taxation and regulation of retirement savings and benefits; the structure, performance and efficiency of the superannuation industry; and international comparisons in policy design and implementation.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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