1,900 Advisers Registered for March FASEA Exam


Some 1,900 candidates have already registered for the March FASEA exam and bookings will close on 5 March 2021.

(Also see: FASEA Update: Helping Advisers Prepare for the Exam.)

A statement from the authority says advisers may take the exam at a set location between 25-30 March and can choose from 16 metropolitan and regional centres across Australia. In addition to metropolitan locations, regional centres for the March sitting are:

  • Cairns
  • Townsville
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Toowoomba
  • Gosford
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Geelong
  • Bendigo
  • Geraldton

Registering for March will enable candidates the opportunity to sit the exam a further two times if necessary to pass the exam before the end of the transition period on 31 December 2021.

May Exam

FASEA says the May exam is also open for booking. It will be held in 16 centres across Australia between 20 and 25 May. In addition to metropolitan locations, regional centres for the May sitting are:

  • Gold Coast
  • Rockhampton
  • Hobart
  • Port Macquarie
  • Newcastle
  • Wollongong
  • Bathurst/Orange
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Tamworth
  • Bunbury

The statement says registrations for the May exam will close on 30 April 2021. Some 190 advisers have already registered.

The authority also notes that its online remote proctoring exam solution is available for all candidates across all sittings in 2021.

January Exam Results

FASEA adds that in January 2021, 1,076 advisers sat the exam and they can expect to receive results mid-March.

Since June 2019, the exam has been offered 10 times in person and online with 11,241 candidates (89 percent) successful to date. The exam will be offered a further five times in 2021.


  1. What a wonderful example of Coercion to enforce a totally irresponsible, utopian and theoretical compilation of Education mandates, that are already inherent in ALL advisers that are ethical.

    The tiny percentage of UNETHICAL advisers, will do the exam and continue being unethical.

    We have said for decades that the best way to sort out unethical advisers, is to remove them from the Industry.

    Common sense did not prevail. What ensued though, was a multi- billion dollar spend of Tax payers and Shareholders money, to create a blanket, guilty until proven innocent, model that would have made many dictators proud.

    Australia is becoming the benchmark on how NOT to proceed with Regulations, as it is only the Legal eagles and vested interest groups who benefit, at the expense of the rest of us.

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