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Australian Regulatory Compliance Review
Australian Technology and IP Business
Credit Union and Mutual Law
National Consumer Credit Reform
Personal Property Securities Australia
Australian Private Health Insurers
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Mutuals Resource Centre
CPD and Responsible Manager seminars
These seminars for financial services providers cover current hot topics and a general update on things you must get right. The seminars cover all the ‘must-know’ rules and traps for each topic. Our next public seminars will be in September 2013. Talk to your local Langes partner about being added to our mailing list. Or ask about having your own in-house seminar.
Online compliance training
ASIC’s CPD requirements are all about awareness of important compliance information and being able to identify the important issues.
Langes has been working on a better way to deliver online training content to financial service providers to satisfy their CPD obligations.
As well, HR managers have asked us to add a learning management system (which will provide training records by tracking and recording use by individuals of content) to our CPD platform.
We have now developed a new platform that satisfies these requirements.
How do you access the new site?
You can see the course catalogue and preview the content.
Langes new CPD compliance site makes it easy for responsible managers and representatives of financial service providers to meet their CPD requirements flexibly, anywhere, any time.
Our courses consist of “lessons” containing videos, audio, tests and other resources and training material we develop.
We have introduced a “pay as you go” system so you pay only for resources accessed by you.
Alternatively if your HR Manager wishes to co-ordinate training you can have an organisation package.
If you already have your own learning management system, talk to us about providing content.
Responsible Managers' Manual
If you are a responsible manager of a credit licensee or financial services licensee you need to understand your role, responsibilities and potential legal liabilities and maintain your knowledge and skills.
Langes+ have written a comprehensive Manual which looks at financial services regulation and credit regulation from the point of view of a responsible manager. In 140 pages its contents range from licence conditions, setting up a compliance framework and dealing with regulators to offences and insurance.
You can download an extract here.
It is directed at senior managers (whether you are a CEO, Chief Risk Officer or chief Operations Officer) who have the day to day decision making responsibility for financial services and credit in your organisation.
It covers dual licensees and APRA regulated entities.
As well as being a significant ongoing resource, the Manual forms a key part of Langes online CPD program. You can buy the Manual on its own or as part of our online CPD package (with videos, audio and quizzes).
Credit Representatives' Manual
If your employees have been appointed as a credit representative of a third party or you appoint external representatives this Manual will help them understand their role, responsibilities and potential legal liabilities.
Private health insurer governance standards
We have have produced a Toolkit to help private health funds implement the governance standards.
The Toolkit explains:
- what corporate governance means
- what your board needs to do
- what policies and documents you need to prepare
- constitution changes
- corporate governance reporting
- board succession
Call David Jacobson on 07 3878 5098 if you'd like to discuss issues that concern you.
The Australasian Mutuals Institute (AMInstitute) Mutual ADI Directors’ Compliance Manual
The Australasian Mutuals Institute (AMInstitute) Mutual ADI Directors’ Compliance Manual is maintained by Langes+ for the exclusive use of AMInstitute members.
The Manual covers 53 areas of law and topics of interest for AMInstitute members.
Langes+ keeps the Manual up-to-date.