Take a look at the listings below for upcoming UniSuper events for ACU staff.
Please contact Senior Administrative Officer (Remuneration and Benefits) Lyna Marasigan on ext 4343 if you have any questions or require further information.
Generation Y – Super Smart
For Generation Y, now is the time to visualise what type of retirement you seek, and the level of funding required to support this outcome. This seminar takes younger members through the first key steps in developing a solid superannuation savings base from which to steadily grow their retirement nest egg.
Webinar details: Time: 1pm Date: Tuesday 1 September 2015 Registration: Please register at the UniSuper website.
Transition to Retirement
The Transition to Retirement (TTR) option is a government initiative which recognizes that members may want to decrease their working hours over time towards the end of their career. It allows members to access their super benefits as an income stream, prior to retirement. Some members use it as an opportunity to boost their super benefits overall or to just ease into retirement.
Webinar details Time: 1pm Date: Wednesday 2 September 2015 Registration: Please register at the UniSuper website.
Managing your Contributions
The rules around contributing to super can be complex and confusing. This seminar aims to take away the confusion and explain the different types of contributions to super.
It is suitable for all members and will cover:
The types of contributions available and how they are taxed
The contribution caps that apply
Incentives to contribute to super such as the spouse rebate
Ways to manage your contributions
Special rules for some Defined Benefit Division Members
Webinar details Time: 1pm Date: Friday 4 September 2015 Registration: Please register at the UniSuper website.
Retirement Planning & Centrelink
This presentation combines the Retirement Planning seminar with additional information on Centrelink. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about key retirement planning and Centrelink issues including:
Accessing superannuation benefits
Retirement income streams
Estate planning considerations
Centrelink in detail
Treatment of superannuation pension and lump sums against the Age Pension
UniSuper offers flexible products for new and existing members to choose from. This seminar seeks to introduce (primarily) new employees to the basic fund offering, including details of the defined benefit option versus accumulation alternative. Issues covered by this seminar include:
This seminar is aimed for our Accumulation 1 members and provides an overview of UniSuper’s Accumulation 1 account including contributions options, investment and insurance options. Issues covered by this seminar include:
Research shows that women face unique challenges when it comes to retirement savings. They tend to have less super than men for many different reasons, including career breaks and time out of the workforce to raise families, making it more difficult to build a reasonable amount of super.
This session is suitable for women of all ages who would like to develop a better understanding of financial matters and be more active in managing their retirement savings. The webinar will cover issues such as:
Understanding the retirement gap and the factors that contribute to it
Easy and free steps to close the gap
Ways to boost your super, including taking advantage of government incentives
Examples of how we’ve helped members close the gap.
UniSuper Consultant Andrew Syarief is available to assist ACU staff from all campus with free general advice on understanding their superannuation options.
Consultations are available through virtual meetings via a GoToMeeting webinar link. This option is available to staff in all location and will enable personalised videoconferencing. Face-to-face meetings are also available at the North Sydney Campus each Friday. These meetings are held in Room 14B, Level 14, Tenison Woods House, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney.
UniSuper has qualified financial advisers available for personal appointments to discuss retirement planning and investment strategies, debt management and more. Your first appointment with UniSuper Advice is complimentary. If you choose to proceed, a fixed quote will be provided at the end of the meeting.
UniSuper Advice Financial Advisor Craig Naylor will be available at North Sydney for face-to-face appointments for personal financial advice on Wednesday 9 September 2015 in Room 14B, Level 14, TWH, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney.
To make an appointment with Craig, please call the UniSuper Financial Advice Centre on