Super

Super: overview

The materials in Super have been designed to be used in a variety of ways. Each topic is designed as a stand-alone section to be explored by a whole class, small groups or individual students. Information about alignment to the curriculum is via the Curriculum links block.

PDF versions of the Super course module are now available on the downloads page.


What is superannuation?

Find out how super works, test your knowledge, and communicate the importance of super to a broader audience.

Where does super money come from?

How can you ensure financial wellbeing when you retire? Discover the various ways your super can grow.

What do I need to do about super?

Find out more about keeping track of your super, accessing the government's co-contribution or about what to do if you need to access your super prior to retirement age.

How do I choose a super fund?

Explore what factors affect super decisions and calculate how much money you might need to accumulate in order to retire.

Super, the ATO and you

What role does the ATO play in relation to super? Discover what responsibilities the ATO has for your super life cycle and link these responsibilities to both individual and business super.

Quick tax test: Super

After you've finished all the topics, take the test on Super to see if you're a super expert.

  • Fact 11

    The first new tax introduced after Federation was the Bank Notes Tax Act 1910 which introduced an Australian currency. It imposed a 10% tax on bank notes that had been previously issued privately. The new national currency first appeared in December 1910.

Contributions

Money that an individual or employer puts into a complying super fund.

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