Life insurer TAL has added a suite of new courses to its learning hub in an effort to help advisers meet new legislative and educational requirements.
TAL Risk Academy added 16 new courses covering superannuation and insurance advice, financial underwriting, understanding health conditions and business management, to bring the number of courses available to 50.
Advisers undertaking the online curriculum can earn up to 100 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Materials are accredited by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA), Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).
The academy's online learning management system has been revamped for a more personalised learning experience, TAL head of licensees and partnerships Beau Riley said.
"With the evolving legislative and education requirements, it's never been more important for advisers to have access to continuous learning and education resources that can help them stay at the top of the industry, grow their businesses, and provide the best possible outcomes for their clients," he said.
Riley added the programs were developed based on feedback received from attendees and designed to support financial advisers to grow their advice and business skills.
"We recognise the time demands advisers face day-to-day, and through TAL Risk Academy we provide a trusted and easily accessible source of information. TAL Risk Academy offers flexible learning options through on-demand webinars, face-to-face workshops or masterclasses and our new online learning management system will make it easier for advisers to keep their learning plans in one place, with a learning dashboard where they can track their progress," he said.
The academy registered more than 6000 advisers undertaking 16,500 courses since 2015. The majority of courses are free, except masterclasses which donates fees to charity. It's raised more than $180,000 for Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) Scholarship Foundation.