TAL Launches 2020 Adviser Education Programme


Life insurer, TAL, has launched the 2020 prospectus for its adviser education programme, the TAL Risk Academy, which includes 18 new or refreshed courses.

TAL’s Beau Riley …the popular FASEA Exam Masterclasses .. will return in 2020…

A statement from the company says that: “Building on the record uptake rates and overwhelmingly positive feedback from the adviser community last year, the 2020 programme has been developed to meet the evolving needs and priorities of advisers in a changing industry, including 18 new or refreshed courses.”

It says that the popular FASEA Exam Masterclasses, which attracted nearly 2,500 advisers and provided more than 12,000 CPD hours of education in 2019, will return in 2020 alongside new offerings, such as an Ethics and Dilemmas Masterclass and a course to help advisers integrate the Professional Year requirements into their businesses.

The insurer notes that the TAL Risk Academy is now in its sixth year and that it supports advisers with their education needs through flexible learning options. The programme includes a range of in-person and online courses.

TAL Head of Licensees and Partnerships, Beau Riley, says that with an ever-evolving industry dynamic, “TAL is continually looking for ways to better support advisers in meeting new educational requirements and navigating the changing advice industry”.

“We have designed TAL Risk Academy as a programme enabling advisers to broaden their skill base and uplift their professional and personal knowledge, while continuing to deliver value for clients.”

The 2020 programme offers more than 80 courses. Included among the new courses are:

  • Latest FASEA Exam Updates – Following on from the Masterclass, this course covers the latest updates released from FASEA, further training support on key areas advisers need to be across as well as practice exam questions
  • Ethics and Dilemmas Masterclasses – an interactive Masterclass which will help advisers navigate ethical obligations and effectively integrate them into their businesses
  • Helping Advisers Meet Degree Requirements – a course that provides a framework to help advisers with degree requirements
  • What Does a Profitable Financial Planning Business Look Like – a course exploring ways to help guide financial advice firms towards unlocking their full potential
  • Navigating Professional Year Requirements – a course designed to support advisers to integrate the Professional Year requirements more easily into their businesses.

To enroll or download a copy of the 2020 Prospectus, advisers can contact their TAL Business Development Manager or click here.

TAL wraps up fourth summer of national skin check initiative

Meanwhile TAL says in a statement that it has completed the fourth year of its national skin check initiative, TAL SpotChecker, which saw 750 free skin checks performed for TAL customers and the general public.

TAL says that the annual initiative is aimed at raising the awareness of the importance of skin checks, as well as self-checking, in early detection of skin cancer to encourage and enable more Australians to embrace skin safety and commit to regular skin checks.

The insurer adds it also created a digital hub of online resources designed to help Australians learn more about skin safety and how to book a professional skin check through its “Find a GP near you” tool.

General Manager, Health Services, Dr Sally Phillips, said that over the past four years, TAL has provided more than 4,000 free skin checks.

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