Workplace seminar topics

GESB offers a range of regular seminars designed to help you grow your super and prepare for retirement.

Our seminar topics include:


Making sense of super

Through this seminar you will learn about your super, helping you to make sense of your financial future. This seminar will cover:

  • What is super?
  • How do investment markets impact your super?
  • Understanding investment risk versus return
  • Why does diversifying your investments matter?
  • Your investment choices with GESB

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Getting started with GESB Super

If you're one of our new members, this seminar will help you learn to:

  • Grow your super by making extra contributions including salary sacrifice
  • Minimise the fees you pay
  • Transfer super from your other accounts if you would like to
  • Understand risk profiles and investment options
  • Manage your super online

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Start your super journey early

Your retirement may be many years away, but this means you have time to grow your investment and build your retirement savings.

In this seminar, you'll see that if you start making regular contributions to your super sooner rather than later, your money will continue to grow over time. Compounded over 20, 30 or even 40 years, these contributions could make a difference to your future retirement lifestyle.

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Investment basics

You don't have to be an experienced investor to understand how your super is invested and choose the right investment plan for your needs. This seminar will help you understand basic investment concepts, such as tax, budgeting and asset classes.

You'll also learn why it's important to protect your lifestyle with insurance and estate planning.

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Property investment in super

This seminar will explain:

  • Why property is a popular investment choice
  • How to understand property ownership structures, including self-managed super funds
  • Our investment approach for the property asset class
  • The benefits of diversification across multiple asset classes

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Insurance - protecting your lifestyle

Find out how you can maintain your lifestyle if you had to stop working because of illness or injury, and how to provide for the people who are most important to you in the future.

This seminar will explain:

  • The benefits of having insurance through your super
  • The risks of not having enough insurance
  • How much cover is appropriate
  • The benefits of automatic acceptance

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Salary sacrificing in super

In this seminar you'll explore how to use salary sacrifice as a strategy to pay for goods and services using your before-tax income. Learn how this strategy works with super and how you can boost your balance.

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Building wealth through super

This seminar introduces super concepts to help you maximise opportunities to grow your super. You'll learn about:

  • Investing for the long term
  • What super is and why it's valuable
  • Asset classes, unit pricing, investment performance and investment choice
  • Tax advantages of super

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West State Super - why is it so different?

In this seminar you'll learn more about the unique features of your West State Super, including:

  • How your untaxed scheme means 100% of your employer and personal contributions are invested which helps your super to grow
  • How to make the most of your account, including how to choose your investment plan and optimise your insurance
  • How the untaxed plan cap of $1.415* million works and how you can salary sacrifice more than you could if you were in a taxed scheme

* Untaxed plan cap per super fund for the 2016/2017 financial year, indexed annually for future years.

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Learning about Gold State Super

In this seminar you'll learn more about the benefits and features of your Gold State Super scheme including:

  • How your Final Benefit is calculated
  • Working part-time and how this will impact your Gold State Super
  • Calculating your final average salary
  • Salary maintenance explained
  • How your insurance works

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Understanding super for higher income earners

If you're a high-income earner, you might need to do more work before you retire to help maintain your lifestyle during retirement. This seminar will suit you if you're earning over $100,000 per annum, and will cover:

  • Asset classes and the role they play in your investments
  • How to contribute to your super, and how this can benefit you 
  • Overview of strategies to boost your super
  • How to work out your next steps and what help is available
  • Tax treatment of super

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Women and super

Statistic show that if you're a woman, you could retire with less than half the amount of super than men.

In this seminar you'll get to understand your super and learn how to secure your own financial future.

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Transition to Retirement

With Transition to Retirement, you can access your super as a regular income while you're still working, once you reach your Commonwealth preservation age.

In this 30-minute webinar, you'll learn about Transition to Retirement and its benefits, including how to:

  • Increase your income - by receiving an income stream from your allocated pension as well as your normal salary
  • Increase your super - by continuing to work and sacrificing some of your salary to super
  • Reducing your hours - without reducing your overall income, as your allocated pension will make up for your lower salary

You can find the right balance to suit your needs, with the flexibility to change your strategy as your circumstances change.

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Preparing for retirement

When you understand the options available as you approach retirement, you can better plan for a more comfortable retirement.

This seminar will explain:

  • Super options in retirement
  • Allocated pensions
  • Transition to Retirement
  • Tax-effective savings
  • Fees and costs

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Are you on track for retirement?

In this seminar you'll learn about things to consider when preparing for your retirement, with topics including:

  • What is retirement?
  • How much do you need to retire?
  • Investment basics - risk and return
  • What to do to stay on track

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How much do I need for retirement?

This seminar will answer the most common questions you might have about planning for retirement. Most people want to know how much they will have, and how much they will need to live the lifestyle they want in the future. We can show you how to work out how much you will actually need, based on your own personal circumstances.

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Access your super without having to retire with a Transition to Retirement strategy.

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