Tip of the Week - Maximise Your Super

Published: Wednesday 20th April 2016

Take a look at the listings below for upcoming UniSuper events for ACU staff.

Please contact Senior Administrative Officer (HR Service & Support) Diana Brcic on ext 4343 if you have any questions or require further information.


Income Options in Retirement

Deciding what to do when it’s time to use your super for retirement can be daunting. This seminar aims to explain the common options available to generate income and fund your retirement goals. Topics discussed include:

  • Challenges in retirement
  • Pension options including annuities and account-based pensions
  • Risks and benefits of different income options
  • The effect of income options on the Age Pension


Time: 12 to 1pmDate: Wednesday, 11 May

Location: Room TWH16.25B, Level 16, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney CampusRegistration: Please register via the UniSuper website.

Generation Y - Super Smart

For Generation Y, now is the time to visualise what type of retirement you seek, and 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. Covered in the presentation includes information on:

  • Budgeting
  • Managing debt
  • The benefits of investing in superannuation
  • Investment choice considerations
  • Superannuation contributions and incentives


Time: 12 to 1pm

Date: Wednesday, 8 June

Location: Conference Room A, Edmund Rice Bldg, Strathfield CampusRegistration: Please register via the UniSuper website.

A copy of the seminar material will be provided after the sessions.


Retirement Planning for Women

Retirement planning today isn’t a one-size-fits all proposition – especially for women. Being prepared to spend more years in retirement with potentially fewer resources to fund those years is an increasing reality for many women. This webinar explores not only the financial aspects of retirement, but delves into some of the personal issues women will need to consider when thinking about their retirement years.
Registration: Please register via the UniSuper website.

Women and Super - One Smart Move

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 for 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.
Registration: Please register via the UniSuper website.

Do you have questions about UniSuper options?

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.

To make an appointment to see Andrew, call 0427 303 578 or email andrew.syarief@unisuper.com.au.

UniSuper will be also be available on campus regularly in Brisbane and Melbourne:

Brisbane: Gilda Ziviani is available on the third Monday of each month in Room AC.21, Block A.  Email gilda.ziviani@unisuper.com.au to make an appointment.

Melbourne: Greg Lo Grasso is available on the third Wednesday of each month at Cochlear House.  Email Greg.LoGrasso@unisuper.com.au to make an appointment.

Personal financial advice

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 the North Sydney Campus for face-to-face appointments for personal financial advice on Wednesday, 11th May in Room TWH16.25B Napier House. To make an appointment with Craig, please call the UniSuper Financial Advice Centre on 1300 331 685 or email advice@unisuper.com.au.