Quick Reference Card: Ethics for Financial Advisers
A summary of the legal and regulatory requirements, education standards and ethical theories
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Quick Reference Card – Ethics for Financial Advisers is a handy reference tool for financial planning professionals and students.
Under the Corporations Amendment (Professional Standards of Financial Advisers) Act 2017, existing financial advisers must meet the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) qualification requirements by 1 January 2026. New entrants to the field are likewise required to complete a FASEA-approved qualification that includes ethics and professionalism among the core knowledge areas. This QRC summarises key information and concepts to help professionals and students meet those requirements.
• Provides a succinct summary of the legal and regulatory requirements; education standards and competencies; and essential concepts taught in ethics courses for financial planners
• Useful revision tool for ethics exams for financial advisers
• Cull et al, Ethics and Professional Practice in Financial Planning
• Mescher, Quick Reference Card: Business Ethics 2e
Table of contents
- THE LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
- CODE OF ETHICS AND EDUCATION STANDARDS
- THE NATIONAL FINANCIAL ADVISER EXAM COMPETENCY AREAS
- ETHICAL THEORY
- ETHICAL DEVELOPMENT
- PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
- DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND DISCIPLINARY BODIES