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New FASEA course for accountants

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Accountants unfamiliar with material covered by the FASEA exam are being offered specialised help to prepare for the remaining exams of 2021.

Accountants will be able to brush up on unfamiliar course material in preparation for the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) exam with the guidance of a qualified accountant and adviser.

Cram 4 Exam, operated by AccountantsIQ founding director Bronny Speed, will start offering courses next week pitched specifically at accountants and stockbrokers with the aim of helping them prepare for the FASEA exam.

The Cram 4 Exam course for accountants will take eight weeks and involve three one-and-a-half-hour webinars that target areas that may not be used by accountants on a daily basis.

The course will include an e-copy of the course material, practice case studies that will replicate those seen in exams, a FASEA practice exam and a final question and answer workshop two weeks prior to the exam.

Speed said accountants who have operated under the limited licensing model will be familiar with some areas covered by the exam and the course would focus on the areas of ethics and standards, legislation, privacy and advice documents.

She encouraged accountants with limited study time available, nervous about results or looking to efficiently cover the FASEA reading material to enrol before the start of the first course on 8 June.

The course, which is based on a similar model offered to financial advisers in 2019, will be delivered by Speed, drawing from her 25 years’ experience in the accounting and financial advice industry.

Speed told selfmanagedsuper the course focuses on teaching accountants exam techniques and replicating an exam environment to help people pass.

“People get really anxious; they’re not just nervous, they are absolutely anxious. Lack of exam technique is causing people to not get over the line even when they know the technical content,” she said.

“You have to make the link between the technical material and how to answer the question and that’s what I try and focus on.”

While an introductory webinar will take place this week, the course will officially start on 8 June at a cost of $450 plus GST.

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