The Responsible ASIC Registered Agent
ASIC places an obligation on registered agents to keep up-to-date, comply and implement processes within their businesses that ensures compliance with their registered agent responsibilities. In 2020, ASIC announced ongoing registered agent gatekeeping/compliance programs. With ASIC’s increased focus on compliance programs, it’s never been a better time to revisit ASIC’s expectations of ASIC Registered Agents.
What’s this course all about?
CPD For Accountants has partnered with CorpSec Services to deliver The Responsible ASIC Registered Agent self-paced eLearning course. The course is presented by ASIC registered agent specialist Viola Pythas, the founder of CorpSec Services.
Many registered agents don’t fully understand their obligations or the consequences of non-compliance for themselves as an agent and also for their clients. This course focuses on providing agents with a detailed understanding of their obligations, ASIC lodgement requirements, with a particular focus on supporting minutes and related governance documents. This is a unique course aimed to equip ASIC registered agents with the skills and resources required to provide high quality corporate secretarial services to their clients and navigate ASIC lodgements.
The course will take 15 hours to complete, inclusive of module presentations and assessment tasks. All learners who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.
Learners have access to the course for 6 months, however they are encouraged to complete the course and assessment requirements within 3 months of enrolment.
Who’s it for?
This course is suitable for:
- ASIC registered agents who would like to better understand their role and responsibilities and refresh their knowledge of the ASIC Registered Agent Terms and Conditions
- Accountants, bookkeepers and employees of accounting firms wanting further training on governance processes to be better equipped to handle their clients’ compliance work and ASIC lodgements.
- Corporate secretarial officers, company compliance officers and managers.
- Anyone wanting to deepen their understand of the rules and regulations around company compliance.
- Agents preparing minutes and governance documents to support company changes.
- Agents wanting to learn tips and tricks from an experienced practicing registered agent and governance professional.
Feedback on the course:
“This course has been developed by a practicing ASIC registered agent, specifically for other registered agents. It combines in one course, a diverse range of topics to equip those undertaking corporate secretarial services with confidence. The course is not software dependent and is not software training. It focuses on governance practices, regulatory requirements, ASIC lodgements and tips and tricks to assist ASIC agents in their role. Over 450 ASIC registered agents, company secretarial officers, responsible officers and ASIC administrators attended the webinar on ‘The Responsible ASIC Registered Agent’. Now the content has been expanded and is offered in this self-paced eLearning course with 15 CPD hours of training“.
Viola Pythas | Principal of CorpSec Services | ASIC Registered Agent | Fellow of Governance Institute of Australia
“Viola from CorpSec services has developed a fantastic course for ASIC Registered Agents and has been offering a training webinar to our CAS360 clients for almost a year. With her wealth of knowledge in this specialised field, many of our clients have benefited from the webinar. BGL is very excited to learn that the webinar has now been developed into a comprehensive self-paced eLearning course which can be completed at your own pace at any time.”
Warren Renden | Head of CAS 360 | BGL Corporate Solutions
This course consists of 9 modules:
1. ASIC Registered Agent’s Obligations
2. ASIC Registered Agent Portal, ASIC Connect & Useful ASIC Pages
3. Types of Companies and Key Considerations When Registering Companies
4. Maintaining Corporate Registers, Onboarding New Clients and Exiting Lost Clients
5. Annual Returns and Annual Financial Reporting Requirements
6. Company Changes
7. A Detailed Look at Minutes
8. Deregistrations and Reinstatements
9. Modernising Business Register (MBR) Program and Director ID Number
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This course is not certified, approved or endorsed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) nor is CorpSec Services Pty Ltd associated with ASIC in the provision of this training. CorpSec Services Pty Ltd does not provide legal, accounting or financial advice. Course attendees should not act solely on the basis of opinions, comments or information provided in this course without seeking professional advice in respect of their own particular circumstances. The information is provided as a guide and does not represent a definitive or legal view of any of the issues raised or referred to. The content is one interpretation of good corporate practice. It is not designed to cover or comply with all applicable legislation or case law. We cannot be held liable or accountable to any person who acts or relies upon the information provided.
- Learners can complete courses at a place that suits them, within and outside work hours
- Each learner will have a dedicated login to give them personal access to their course
- Module material includes online presentations, links to ASIC guidelines, pages or forms, legislative instruments, checklists, minute templates (as applicable), reference documents and supporting materials
- All modules also incorporate assessment tasks that encourage learners to develop practical actions demonstrating understanding of the concepts
- All assessment tasks are scored, with directed feedback to learners on their response
- As the learner progresses, they develop their personal SMART action list to drive change
- Managers are able to see at a glance how their staff are progressing
- Learners have access to the course for 6 months, however they are encouraged to complete the course and assessment requirements within 3 months of enrolment
Our self-paced eLearning courses follow a 4-step process in relation to learning objectives:
All modules are structured with specific learning objectives and assessment tasks. Learners are expected to demonstrate that they understand learning objectives and can apply concepts through completion of the assessment tasks. A SMART action planning template is used to consolidate specific actions and to ensure that a timeframe for completion is established and followed. Regular review of progress is ensured through commitment to completing the course.
Viola from CorpSec services has developed a fantastic course for ASIC Registered Agents and has been offering a training webinar to our CAS360 clients for almost a year. With her wealth of knowledge in this specialised field, many of our clients have benefited from the webinar. BGL is very excited to learn that the webinar has now been developed into a comprehensive self-paced eLearning course which can be completed at your own pace at any time.
This course has been developed by a practicing ASIC registered agent, specifically for other registered agents. It combines in one course, a diverse range of topics to equip those undertaking corporate secretarial services with confidence. The course is not software dependent and is not software training. It focuses on governance practices, regulatory requirements, ASIC lodgements and tips and tricks to assist ASIC agents in their role. Over 450 ASIC registered agents, company secretarial officers, responsible officers and ASIC administrators attended the webinar on ‘The Responsible ASIC Registered Agent’. Now the content has been expanded and is offered in this self-paced eLearning course with 15 CPD hours of training
This course was everything that I desperately needed to build on my corporate compliance knowledge. The basics were explained clearly with links to supporting documentation and resources. I will refer back to the power point displays often. The course was clear and focussed. Thank you very much.
Thank you so much Viola for sharing your extensive knowledge through this invaluable course. Really appreciate the extra templates and Q&As too. This course is a must for all ASIC Registered Agents. Thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you.
Thank you so much for this course. It was invaluable as i now feel so much more confident in the processes we have established and have the knowledge to prepare for what is to come.
I have been doing ASIC work as part of the administration team for an accountancy firm for the last 7 years. I wish this course was around when I first started. I have found this course to be great in relation to confirming procedures that we currently have in place & some that can improve or introduce in the future. I really liked the checklist templates in the various modules, that will help for things like onboarding/exiting client/ de-registrations etc. I would highly recommend this course to our office for any employees who would like a better understanding of how ASIC works or for new employees who would be taking on the ASIC role. I look forward to seeing how the New ABRS site works especially in relation to duplication of workload. Thanks for the great work in putting this course together.
This course was well presented. The content was very thorough and I learned many things when I did not expect to. I would definitely recommend the course for both beginners and experienced ASIC Agents and the staff undertaking this work.
Good explanations of all items, not just of processes & documents but the reasons behind them & also plenty of detail. The PPT notes were excellent as well. Certainly improved my knowledge & understanding. Thanks
This course was very thorough and gave a great revision of areas I had not covered for a while and a good coverage of the new requirements, especially with the Director ID.
I absolutely loved the course and it is so relevant to my role. Everything was well covered and answers to my questions were answered in a timely manner. Thanks again, Viola.
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