Leading Australian life insurer, TAL, has today announced the 2024 course program for TAL Risk Academy, its education platform for financial advisers, Professional Year candidates, and support staff.
Since its inception in 2015, TAL Risk Academy has recorded over 103,000 course enrolments, issued more than 183,000 CPD hours and donated $830,000 in course fees to the Australian Business Community Network (ABCN) charity.
TAL General Manager of Retail Sales and New Business, Beau Riley said, "At TAL Risk Academy, we believe in empowering advisers at every stage of their career journey to create a better advice industry for us all.”
“Our 2024 program offers tailored courses, ensuring that no matter where advisers are in their career, they have access to education and knowledge that can elevate their expertise.”
There are five streams in this year’s program – Foundations, Professional Year, Advice, Business Management, and Working with TAL.
“Our course streams have evolved this year to reflect the changing role of financial advice, and all courses will continue to be modified to meet evolving adviser needs as the year progresses.”
“We are particularly focused on investing in the development of new entrants to the profession, and equipping advisers with skills and insights to help them successfully navigate the evolving landscape of risk management. Ultimately, this will help their clients manage risks and ensure they are protected should the unexpected happen.”
New to TAL Risk Academy this year is the Working with TAL stream—a program covering elements from product design and pricing to applications and claims.
"Collaboration plays a key role in fostering strong partnerships and our aim is to make it easier for advisers to do business with TAL. Our Working with TAL stream has been designed in response to what advisers have told us they need. The new stream allows us to provide greater support directly with life insurance implementation and claims management.”
“Brand agnostic training is also available for advisers and licensees. We value the input of our advisers, and by actively seeking and implementing their feedback, we want to enhance the support they receive from the TAL Risk Academy”.
Alongside TAL’s technical team, guest speakers will include FAAA CEO Sarah Abood, AFCA Ombudsman Alexandra Sidoti, and GPA Financial Services Adviser and Managing Director Jason Poole.
“We prioritise partnering with the speakers who understand the challenges and opportunities in the advice profession. They play an invaluable role in creating a comprehensive program that supports the financial advice community.”
“By blending industry insights, business management and technical expertise, we want to support our advisers to deliver better outcomes for their clients and their business,” said Mr Riley.
To enrol in the TAL Risk Academy or download a copy of the 2024 course guide, advisers can contact their local TAL Sales Representative or visit the TAL Adviser Centre.