TAL launches 2021 Risk Academy program

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Leading Australian life insurer, TAL, has today launched the 2021 prospectus for its adviser education program, the TAL Risk Academy.

Now in its seventh year, the TAL Risk Academy supports advisers’ education goals by offering flexible learning pathways that suit advisers at every stage of their career.

The 2021 program has been redesigned to provide a range of virtual, on-demand and face-to-face courses, from entry-level foundation courses for those new to advice, through to advanced, technical topics for more experienced advisers.

The majority of TAL Risk Academy courses are free of charge, aside from the Risk Academy Masterclasses, which incur a $55 fee that TAL donates to the Australian Business Community Network (ABCN) to help Australians from lower socio-economic backgrounds access quality education and reach their full potential.

TAL Head of Licensees and Partnerships, Beau Riley, said, “This year we’ll see more industry and legislative changes come into effect and we’re committed to working in partnership with advisers to navigate those changes successfully and confidently.

“Whether it’s guiding advisers through the FASEA Exam, the Code of Ethics or the changes coming to income protection, the personalised education at TAL Risk Academy delivered through the courses and educators will provide comprehensive education that meets advisers’ needs and helps them achieve their goals.”

The 2021 TAL Risk Academy program offers more than 65 on-demand courses, which advisers can review as many times as they like, even once they have completed the course.

20 new dates have been added for the popular FASEA Exam Masterclasses and 30 new or refreshed courses have been added to the TAL Risk Academy program this year.

The TAL Risk Academy courses are grouped into three main areas:

  1. Advice skills and training – Courses focused on entry-level to advanced advice strategies, technical expertise and client engagement skills
  2. Business management – Courses focused on strategy and marketing to help advisers to grow their business and help advisers navigate their Professional Year or mentor a Professional Year candidate
  3. Education and professionalism – Courses focused on supporting advisers with the latest industry requirements, from the FASEA Exam to the Code of Ethics.

TAL Risk Academy was launched in 2015 and the program has evolved based on adviser feedback and to adapt to the shifting industry landscape.

Since the launch of TAL Risk Academy in 2015, TAL has had more than 65,000 course enrolments and raised more than $632,000 for the ABCN to help talented young Australians access quality education.

To enrol in the TAL Risk Academy or download a copy of the 2021 prospectus, advisers can contact their local TAL Sales representative or visit the TAL Adviser Centre.

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