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Financial statements

  • 001

    Profile and Structure (Baseline)

    SRS
    001.0
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 30 June 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of baseline information to APRA relating to the profile and structure of each RSE licensee and each registrable superannuation entity within its business operations. It includes Form SRF 001.0 Profile and Structure (Baseline) and associated specific instructions.
  • 110

    Selected Disclosure of Investments

    SRS
    110.1
    Reporting Standards (1)
    Not in force
    Ceased from 1 July 2017
    This reporting standard is made under section 13 of the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001. It applies when a superannuation entity had total assets of $50 million or more at the end of the most recent financial year for the entity at the time for reporting. The trustee of such an entity must give APRA, on a quarterly basis, certain disclosures regarding the net market value and type of particular investments. This reporting standard outlines the overall requirements for the provision of the required information to APRA. It should be read in conjunction with: • Versions A and B of Form SRF 110.1 Selected Disclosure of Investments (Form SRF 110.1) and the instructions to each version of the form; and • the Quarterly Reporting Requirements and General Instructions Guide which are attached and form part of this reporting standard.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 134.4 KB
  • 320

    Statement of Financial Position

    SRS
    320.0
    SRS
    320.1
    Reporting Standards (2)
    In Force
    In effect from 13 August 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the financial position of a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 320.0 Statement of Financial Position and associated specific instructions.
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the financial position of a sub-fund. It includes Form SRF 320.1 Statement of Financial Position and associated specific instructions.
  • 330

    Statement of Financial Performance

    SRS
    330.0
    SRS
    330.0
    SRS
    330.1
    SRS
    330.1
    SRS
    330.2
    SRS
    330.2
    Reporting Standards (6)
    Not in force
    Reporting periods before or on 30 June 2017
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the financial performance of a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 330.0 Statement of Financial Performance and associated specific instructions.
    In Force
    1 July 2017
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the financial performance of a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 330.0 Statement of Financial Performance and associated specific instructions.
    Not in force
    Reporting periods before or on 30 June 2017
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the operations of a sub-fund, specifically investment, operations, insurance and membership activities. It includes Form SRF 330.1 Statement of Financial Performance and associated specific instructions.
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2017
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the operations of a sub-fund, specifically investment, operations, insurance and membership activities. It includes Form SRF 330.1 Statement of Financial Performance and associated specific instructions.
    Not in force
    Reporting periods on or before 30 June 2017
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the financial performance of a MySuper product. It includes Form SRF 330.2 Statement of Financial Performance and associated specific instructions.
    In Force
    1 July 2017
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the financial performance of a MySuper product. It includes Form SRF 330.2 Statement of Financial Performance and associated specific instructions.
  • 331

    Services

    SRS
    331.0
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the services provided to a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 331.0 Services and associated specific instructions.
  • 410

    Accrued Default Amounts

    SRS
    410.0
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to accrued default amounts in a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 410.0 Accrued Default Amounts and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 410 MySuper Transition.
  • 540

    Fees

    SRS
    540.0
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the fees charged in relation to a registrable superannuation entity or a MySuper product. It includes Form SRF 540.0 Fees and associated specific instructions.
  • 610

    Membership Profile

    SRS
    610.0
    SRS
    610.0
    SRS
    610.1
    SRS
    610.1
    SRS
    610.2
    Reporting Standards (5)
    Not in force
    Reporting periods on or before 30 June 2017
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the membership profile of a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 610.0 Membership Profile and associated specific instructions.
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2017
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the membership profile of a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 610.0 Membership Profile and associated specific instructions.
    Not in force
    Reporting periods before or on 30 June 2017
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to changes in the membership profile of a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 610.1 Changes in Membership Profile and associated specific instructions.
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2017
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to changes in the membership profile of a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 610.1 Changes in Membership Profile and associated specific instructions.
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the membership profile of a MySuper product. It includes Form SRF 610.2 Membership Profile and associated specific instructions.
  • 700

    Product Dashboard

    SRS
    700.0
    SRS
    700.0
    Reporting Standards (2)
    In Force
    In effect from 30 June 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the product dashboard of each MySuper product. It includes Form SRF 700.0 Product Dashboard and associated specific instructions.
    Upcoming
    Under consultation, effective date to be announced
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the product dashboard of each MySuper product and each qualifying choice investment option. It includes Form SRF 700.0 Product Dashboard and associated specific instructions.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 344.01 KB
  • 703

    Fees Disclosed

    SRS
    703.0
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2016
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA about the fees and costs required to be disclosed on a Product Disclosure Statement relating to a MySuper product. It includes Form SRF 703.0 Fees Disclosed and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with section 348A of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993.
  • 710

    Conditions of Release

    SRS
    710.0
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to membership activities relating to conditions of release in the operations of a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 710.0 Conditions of Release and associated specific instructions.
  • 720

    ABS Statement of Financial Position

    SRS
    720.0
    SRS
    720.0
    Reporting Standards (2)
    Not in force
    Reporting periods before or on 30 June 2017
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the financial position of a registrable superannuation entity for the purposes of the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It includes Form SRF 720.0 ABS Statement of Financial Position and associated specific instructions.
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2017
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the financial position of a registrable superannuation entity for the purposes of the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It includes Form SRF 720.0 ABS Statement of Financial Position and associated specific instructions.
  • 721

    ABS Securities Subject to Repurchase and Resale and Stock Lending and Borrowing

    SRS
    721.0
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2016
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to securities subject to repurchase and resale and stock lending and borrowing of a registrable superannuation entity for the purposes of the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It includes Form SRF 721.0 ABS Securities Subject to Repurchase and Resale and Stock Lending and Borrowing and associated specific instructions.
  • 722

    ABS Derivatives Schedule

    SRS
    722.0
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2016
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the derivatives schedule of a registrable superannuation entity for the purposes of the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It includes Form SRF 722.0 ABS Derivatives Schedule and associated specific instructions.
  • 800

    Financial Statements

    SRS
    800.0
    SRS
    800.0
    Reporting Standards (2)
    Not in force
    Reporting periods before or on 30 June 2017
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the financial position of a small APRA fund or a single member approved deposit fund. It includes Form SRF 800.0 Financial Statements and associated specific instructions.
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2017
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the financial position of a small APRA fund or a single member approved deposit fund. It includes Form SRF 800.0 Financial Statements and associated specific instructions.
  • 801

    Investments and Investments Flows

    SRS
    801.0
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the asset allocation and investment flows of a small APRA fund or a single member approved deposit fund. It includes Form SRF 801.0 Investments and Investment Flows and associated specific instructions.
  • 802

    Fund Profile

    SRS
    802.0
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the membership profile and insurance arrangements in the business operations of an RSE licensee that is trustee of a small APRA fund or a single member approved deposit fund. It includes Form SRF 802.0 Fund Profile and associated specific instructions.

Governance

  • 160

    Defined Benefit Matters

    SPS
    160
    SPG
    160
    SRS
    160.0
    SRS
    160.1
    Prudential Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2013
    This Prudential Standard establishes requirements for an RSE licensee of a defined benefit fund to manage the fund with the objective of enabling the RSE licensee, out of the assets of the fund, to meet the liabilities of the fund as they become due. The requirements in this Prudential Standard also apply to defined benefit sub-funds.
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    November 2013
    Prudential Standard SPS 160 Defined Benefit Matters (SPS 160) sets out APRA’s requirements in relation to the management of defined benefit funds and sub-funds with the objective of meeting the liabilities of the fund as they fall due. SPS 160 also deals with self-insurance where that is permitted.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 239.78 KB
    Reporting Standards (2)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to interests in a defined benefit registrable superannuation entity, sub-fund, small APRA fund or single member approved deposit fund. It includes Form SRF 160.0 Defined Benefit Matters and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 160 Defined Benefit Matters.
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to contributions and payments from a defined benefit RSE and a defined benefit sub-fund. It includes Form SRF 160.1 Defined Benefit Member Flows and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 160 Defined Benefit Matters.
  • 310

    Audit and Related Matters

    SPS
    310
    SPG
    310
    Prudential Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 May 2018
    This Prudential Standard establishes requirements for the provision, to the Board and senior management of an RSE licensee, of independent advice in relation to the operations, financial position and risk controls of the business operations of the RSE licensee. This advice is designed to assist the Board and senior management in carrying out their responsibilities for the sound and prudent management of the business operations of the RSE licensee. This Prudential Standard outlines the roles and responsibilities of the RSE auditor of an RSE licensee. It also outlines the obligations of an RSE licensee to make arrangements to enable an RSE auditor to fulfil his or her responsibilities.
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    May 2018
    Prudential Standard SPS 310 Audit and Related Matters (SPS 310) sets out APRA’s requirements in relation to the audit of an RSE licensee’s business operations. This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in complying with those requirements and, more generally, to outline prudent practices in relation to audit arrangements.   |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 217.93 KB
  • 510

    Governance

    SPS
    510
    SPG
    510
    SRS
    600.0
    SRS
    601.0
    Prudential Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2017
    This Prudential Standard sets out minimum foundations for good governance of an RSE licensee. Its objective is to ensure that an RSE licensee’s business operations are managed soundly and prudently by a competent Board, which can make reasonable and impartial business judgements in the best interests of beneficiaries and which duly considers the impact of its decisions on beneficiaries.
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    November 2016
    Prudential Standard SPS 510 Governance (SPS 510) sets out APRA’s requirements in relation to the governance of a registrable superannuation entity (RSE) licensee’s (RSE licensee’s) business operations. This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in complying with those requirements and, more generally, to outline prudent practices in relation to certain governance matters.   |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 441.35 KB
    Reporting Standards (2)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the business operations of an RSE licensee. It includes Form SRF 600.0 Profile and Structure (RSE Licensee) and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 510 Governance.
    In Force
    In effect from 30 June 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the profile and structure of a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 601.0 Profile and Structure (RSE) and associated specific instructions.
  • 511

    Remuneration

    SPG
    511
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    November 2013
    Prudential Standard SPS 510 Governance (SPS 510) sets out APRA’s requirements in relation to the governance of an RSE licensee. This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in complying with remuneration requirements contained in SPS 510 and, more generally, to outline prudent practices in relation to certain remuneration matters.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 266.25 KB
  • 515

    Strategic Planning and Member Outcomes

    SPS
    515
    SPG
    515
    SPG
    516
    Prudential Standards (1)
    In Force
    1 January 2020
    Updated: August 2019

    Summary

    The Prudential Standard was updated following a consultation process.

    This Prudential Standard sets out requirements for an RSE licensee to regularly assess the outcomes provided to members and identify opportunities for improving these outcomes, supported by sound strategic and business planning. Its objective is to ensure that strengthening member outcomes is central to an RSE licensee’s business operations.
    Guidance (2)
    In Force
    1 January 2020
    Updated: August 2019

    Summary

    APRA has substantially revised prudential practice guide SPG 516 Business Performance Review (SPG 516) to better support the final version of the Prudential Standard SPS 515 Strategic Planning and Member Outcomes (SPS 515).

    Prudential Standard SPS 515 Strategic Planning and Member Outcomes (SPS 515) sets out APRA’s requirements for a registrable superannuation entity (RSE) licensee (RSE licensee) to set strategic objectives for its business operations and to maintain a written business plan that articulates an RSE licensee’s approach to achieving these strategic objectives. Additionally, SPS 515 contains prudential requirements to ensure that fund expenditure is in the best interests of members and that there is a comprehensive decision making and monitoring process for expenditure that is determined by its size or nature to be extraordinary.   |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 485.95 KB
    In Force
    1 January 2020
    SPG 516 provides guidance to the superannuation industry on undertaking APRA’s new requirements for an annual Business Performance Review under Prudential Standard SPS 515 Strategic Planning and Member Outcomes (SPS 515), and also the new legislated member outcomes assessment.   |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 331.52 KB
  • 516

    Business Performance Review

    SPG
    516
    Guidance (1)
    In Force
    1 January 2020
    SPG 516 provides guidance to the superannuation industry on undertaking APRA’s new requirements for an annual Business Performance Review under Prudential Standard SPS 515 Strategic Planning and Member Outcomes (SPS 515), and also the new legislated member outcomes assessment.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 331.52 KB
  • 520

    Fit and Proper

    SPS
    520
    SPG
    520
    SPG
    520.0
    SRS
    520.0
    Prudential Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2013
    This Prudential Standard sets out minimum requirements for RSE licensees in determining the fitness and propriety of individuals to hold positions of responsibility. Its objective is to ensure that an RSE licensee prudently manages the risks posed to its business operations by having persons acting in responsible positions who are not fit and proper.
    Guidance (2)
    Current
    July 2013
    Prudential Standard SPS 520 Fit and Proper (SPS 520) sets out APRA’s requirements in relation to assessing the fitness and propriety of responsible persons of an RSE licensee. This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in complying with those requirements and, more generally, to outline prudent practices in relation to fitness and propriety.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 248.6 KB
    Current
    Current
    This guidance assists with Responsible Persons reporting in D2A.   |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 148 KB
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 April 2014
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the responsible persons of an RSE licensee. It includes Form SRF 520.0 Responsible Persons Information and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 520 Fit and Proper.
  • 521

    Conflicts of Interest

    SPS
    521
    SPG
    521
    Prudential Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2013
    This Prudential Standard establishes requirements for the identification, avoidance and management of conflicts of duty and interest by an RSE licensee. These requirements are essential to ensure that an RSE licensee and its responsible persons meet legislative obligations in Part 6 of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993.
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    July 2013
    Prudential Standard SPS 521 Conflicts of Interest (SPS 521) sets out APRA’s requirements in relation to an RSE licensee’s management of conflicts of interest and duty. This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in complying with those requirements and, more generally, to outline prudent practices in relation to conflicts of interest.   |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 239.03 KB
  • 530

    Investment Governance

    SPS
    530
    SPG
    530
    SRS
    530.0
    Prudential Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2013
    This Prudential Standard establishes requirements for an RSE licensee to implement a sound investment governance framework and to manage investments in a manner consistent with the interests of beneficiaries.
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    November 2013
    Prudential Standard SPS 530 Investment Governance (SPS 530) sets out APRA’s requirements in relation to investment governance for an RSE licensee’s business operations. This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in complying with those requirements in relation to the formulation and implementation of an investment strategy and, more generally, to outline prudent practices in relation to corresponding investment risk management arrangements.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 346.02 KB
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the asset allocation and investments of registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 530.0 Investments and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 530 Investment Governance.
  • 531

    Valuation

    SPG
    531
    SRS
    531.0
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    November 2013
    Prudential Standard SPS 530 Investment Governance (SPS 530) sets out APRA’s requirements in relation to investment governance for an RSE licensee’s business operations. This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in complying with those requirements and, more generally, to outline prudent practices in relation to the valuation of assets.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 288.06 KB
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to movements in the investments of a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 531.0 Investment Flows and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 530 Investment Governance.
  • 532

    Investment Exposure Concentrations

    SRS
    532.0
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2016
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to movements in the investments of a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 532.0 Investment Exposure Concentrations and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 530 Investment Governance.
  • 533

    Asset Allocation

    SRS
    533.0
    SRS
    533.1
    Reporting Standards (2)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the strategic and actual asset allocation of a MySuper product. It includes Form SRF 533.0 Asset Allocation and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 530 Investment Governance.
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2016
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the strategic and actual asset allocation and members’ benefits flows of a select investment option. It includes Form SRF 533.1 Asset Allocation and Members’ Benefits Flows and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 530 Investment Governance.
  • 534

    Derivative Financial Instruments

    SRS
    534.0
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2016
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to derivative financial instruments of a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 534.0 Derivative Financial Instruments and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 530 Investment Governance.
  • 535

    Securities Lending

    SRS
    535.0
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2014
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to securities lending of a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 535.0 Securities Lending and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 530 Investment Governance.
  • 702

    Investment Performance

    SRS
    702.0
    SRS
    702.1
    Reporting Standards (2)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2016
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the investment performance of a non-lifecycle MySuper product or a lifecycle stage of a lifecycle MySuper product. It includes Form SRF 702.0 Investment Performance and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 530 Investment Governance, section 348A of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 and is relevant to establishing content for disclosure-related requirements administered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
    Upcoming
    Under consultation, effective date TBA
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the investment performance of a select investment option and a qualifying choice investment option. It includes Form SRF 702.1 Investment Performance (Non-MySuper Investment Options) and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 530 Investment Governance.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 343.3 KB

Other requirements

  • 250

    Insurance in Superannuation

    SPS
    250
    SPG
    250
    SRS
    161.0
    SRS
    250.0
    Prudential Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 15 November 2012
    This Prudential Standard establishes requirements for an RSE licensee with respect to making insured benefits available to beneficiaries. The Board of an RSE licensee is ultimately responsible for having an insurance management framework that reflects the risks associated with making available insured benefits that is appropriate to the size, business mix and complexity of the RSE licensee’s business operations. The insurance management framework must include the insurance strategies for each registrable superannuation entity required in the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993.
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    July 2013
    Prudential Standard SPS 250 Insurance in Superannuation (SPS 250) sets out APRA’s requirements in relation to making insured benefits available to beneficiaries. Prudential Standard SPS 160 Defined Benefit Matters (SPS 160) sets out APRA’s requirements in relation to self-insurance. This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in complying with those requirements and, more generally, to outline prudent practices in relation to insurance in superannuation.   |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 244.46 KB
    Reporting Standards (2)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to self-insurance arrangements within a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 161.0 Self-Insurance and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 250 Insurance in Superannuation and Prudential Standard SPS 160 Defined Benefit Matters.
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to acquired insurance arrangements within a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 250.0 Acquired Insurance and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 250 Insurance in Superannuation.
  • 450

    Eligible Rollover Fund (ERF) Transition

    SPS
    450
    Prudential Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2013
    This Prudential Standard sets out minimum processes for RSE licensees of existing eligible rollover funds (ERFs) in relation to the requirement under section 394 of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 to transfer the amount held in the ERF to a regulated superannuation fund that is an authorised ERF or that offers a MySuper product within 90 days of 1 January 2014.
  • 711

    SuperStream Benchmarking Measure

    SRS
    711.0
    Reporting Standards (1)
    Not in force
    In effect from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2019
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the contribution transactions of a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 711.0 SuperStream Benchmarking Measures and associated specific instructions.

Risk management

  • 114

    Operational Risk Financial Requirement

    SPS
    114
    SPG
    114
    SRS
    114.0
    SRS
    114.1
    Prudential Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2013
    This Prudential Standard establishes requirements for an RSE licensee to maintain adequate financial resources to address losses arising from operational risks that may affect registrable superannuation entities within its business operations.
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    July 2013
    The Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (SIS Act) requires an RSE licensee to maintain and manage, in accordance with the prudential standards, financial resources to cover the operational risk that relates to each RSE within its business operations.1 Prudential Standard SPS 114 Operational Risk Financial Requirement (SPS 114) establishes requirements relating to these financial resources.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 243.54 KB
    Reporting Standards (2)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the operational risk financial requirement for an RSE licensee. It includes Form SRF 114.0 Operational Risk Financial Requirement and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 114 Operational Risk Financial Requirement.
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2013
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the operational risk financial requirement (ORFR) of an RSE licensee including any reserves held to meet the ORFR. It includes Form SRF 114.1 Operational Risk Financial Requirement and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 114 Operational Risk Financial Requirement.
  • 220

    Risk Management

    SPS
    220
    SPS
    220
    SPG
    220
    Prudential Standards (2)
    In Force
    1 January 2020
    This Prudential Standard establishes requirements for an RSE licensee to have systems for identifying, assessing, managing, mitigating and monitoring material risks that may affect its ability to meet its obligations to beneficiaries. These systems, together with the structures, policies, processes and people supporting them, comprise an RSE licensee’s risk management framework.
    Not in force
    No longer in force
    Updated: 1 January 2020

    Summary

    No longer in force

    This Prudential Standard establishes requirements for an RSE licensee to have systems for identifying, assessing, managing, mitigating and monitoring material risks that may affect its ability to meet its obligations to beneficiaries. These systems, together with the structures, policies, processes and people supporting them, comprise an RSE licensee’s risk management framework.
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    July 2013
    Prudential Standard SPS 220 Risk Management (SPS 220) sets out APRA’s requirements for an RSE licensee to have systems for identifying, assessing, managing, mitigating and monitoring material risks that may affect its ability to meet its obligations to beneficiaries. This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in complying with those requirements and, more generally, to outline prudent practices in relation to risk management.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 258.25 KB
  • 221

    Adequacy of Resources

    SPG
    221
    Guidance (1)
    Not in force
    Ceased from 1 January 2020
    Superseded by SPG 515. Prudential Standard SPS 220 Risk Management (SPS 220) sets out APRA’s requirements for an RSE licensee to maintain adequate resources to undertake the activities for which it holds an RSE licence. This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in complying with those requirements and, more generally, to outline prudent practices in relation to the adequacy of resources.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 242.42 KB
  • 222

    Management of Reserves

    SPG
    222
    Guidance (1)
    Not in force
    Ceased from 1 January 2020
    Superseded by SPG 515. The Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (SIS Act) contains provisions relating to the maintenance and management of reserves within a registrable superannuation entity. This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in complying with these requirements and, more generally, to outline prudent practices in relation to the management of reserves.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 241.67 KB
  • 223

    Fraud Risk Management

    SPG
    223
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    June 2015
    SPS 220 sets out APRA’s requirements for a registrable superannuation entity (RSE) licensee to have systems for identifying, assessing, managing, mitigating and monitoring material risks that may affect its ability to meet its obligations to beneficiaries. This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in complying with those requirements and, more generally, to outline prudent practices in relation to the management of fraud risk.   |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 474.61 KB
  • 226

    Margining and Risk Mitigation for Non-centrally Cleared Derivatives

    CPS
    226
    Prudential Standards (1)
    In Force
    1 September 2020
    Updated: 31 August 2020

    Summary

    This Standard supersedes a previous version, which is available here: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L01506

    This Prudential Standard requires an APRA covered entity to have appropriate margining practices in relation to non-centrally cleared derivatives. An APRA covered entity must exchange variation margin and post and collect initial margin with a covered counterparty, subject to certain criteria.
    Related resources (1)
  • 227

    Successor Fund Transfers and Wind-ups

    SPG
    227
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    July 2017
    This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in addressing the particular risks that occur when undertaking successor fund transfers (SFTs). This guide does not attempt to cover all possible issues related to SFTs as these will vary according to the particular circumstances.   |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 497.85 KB
  • 231

    Outsourcing

    SPS
    231
    SPG
    231
    Prudential Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 15 November 2012
    This Prudential Standard requires that all outsourcing arrangements involving material business activities entered into by an RSE licensee be subject to appropriate due diligence, approval and ongoing monitoring. All risks arising from outsourcing material business activities must be appropriately managed to ensure that the RSE licensee is able to meet its obligations to its beneficiaries.
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    July 2013
    Prudential Standard SPS 231 Outsourcing (SPS 231) sets out APRA’s requirements in relation to outsourcing. This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in complying with those requirements and, more generally, to outline prudent practices in relation to managing outsourcing arrangements.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 249.51 KB
  • 232

    Business Continuity Management

    SPS
    232
    SPG
    232
    Prudential Standards (1)
    In Force
    15 November 2012
    This Prudential Standard requires each RSE licensee to implement a whole-of-business approach to business continuity management that is appropriate to the size, business mix and complexity of its business operations. Business continuity management increases resilience to business disruption arising from internal and external events and may reduce the impact on the RSE licensee’s business operations.
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    July 2013
    Prudential Standard SPS 232 Business Continuity Management (SPS 232) sets out APRA’s requirements in relation to business continuity management (BCM), This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in complying with those requirements and, more generally, to outline prudent practices in relation to BCM.   |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 259.91 KB
  • 233

    Pandemic Planning

    CPG
    233
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    May 2013
    This PPG aims to assist regulated institutions in considering and prudently managing the risks posed by a potential influenza pandemic, or any other widespread outbreak of contagious disease that could affect their operations. The information in this guide supports compliance with Prudential Standards CPS 232 Business Continuity Management (CPS 232) and SPS 232 Business Continuity Management (SPS 232), which set out the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s (APRA) requirements in relation to business continuity management for authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs), general insurers, life companies and registrable superannuation entity (RSE) licensees (RSE licensees). This guide also supports compliance with risk management and other relevant prudential requirements.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 268.63 KB
    Related resources (2)
  • 234

    Information Security

    CPS
    234
    CPG
    234
    Prudential Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2019
    This Prudential Standard aims to ensure that an APRA-regulated entity takes measures to be resilient against information security incidents (including cyber-attacks) by maintaining an information security capability commensurate with information security vulnerabilities and threats.
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    June 2019
    This PPG aims to assist regulated entities in maintaining information security. It is designed to provide guidance to Boards, senior management, risk management and information security specialists (management and operational).  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 837.05 KB
    Related resources (2)
  • 235

    Managing Data Risk

    CPG
    235
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    September 2013
    This PPG aims to assist regulated entities in managing data risk. It is designed to provide guidance to senior management, risk management and technical specialists (both management and operational). The PPG targets areas where APRA continues to identify weaknesses as part of its ongoing supervisory activities. The PPG does not seek to provide an allencompassing framework, or to replace or endorse existing industry standards and guidelines.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 328.44 KB
  • 270

    Contribution and Benefit Accrual Standards

    SPG
    270
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    November 2013
    This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in complying with the requirements of the SIS Act and Part 7 of the SIS Regulations (contribution and benefit accrual standards), the superannuation data and payment regulations and standards and, more generally, to outline prudent practices in relation to accepting contributions and granting benefit accruals.  |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 244.9 KB
  • 280

    Payment Standards

    SPG
    280
    Guidance (1)
    Current
    June 2017
    This PPG aims to assist an RSE licensee in complying with the requirements of the SIS Act and Part 6 of the SIS Regulations (payment standards), the superannuation data and payment regulations and standards and, more generally, to outline prudent practices in relation to paying benefits.   |  File type: PDF  |  File size: 583.18 KB
  • 602

    Wind-up

    SRS
    602.0
    Reporting Standards (1)
    In Force
    In effect from 1 July 2015
    This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA in the event of the winding up of a registrable superannuation entity. It includes Form SRF 602.0 Wind-up and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with the additional reporting standards required to be lodged as part of the wind-up return.