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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titlePGDipMan(RF)
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (South Africa)
Contact details

Course coordinator

Professor Elsabe Loots


  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.
  • This course is only offered in part-time mode and must be completed within four years.


The Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Retirement Funds) is a two year course, designed for those who wish to obtain a formal qualification in the management of retirement funds. This course is specifically aimed at those employed in the retirement fund and employee benefits industries, in either administrative or advisory capacities, irrespective as to whether with direct insurance companies, pension fund administrators' offices or private pension funds, or broking houses.


The learning goals associated with this course are to:

  • develop necessary competencies (knowledge, values and skills) to apply the fundamental concepts and principles, applicable to, and used in the field of retirement funds. The course will comprise of an in depth study of all aspects that govern the retirement fund industry in South Africa
  • develop an understanding of the framework governing retirement funds and benefits payable from such funds, in terms of stipulations and conditions, bearing on the management and administration of retirement funds within the South African context.


This course consists of eight core units.


Year one

  • GSB5601 Retirement funds management
  • GSB9601 General principles of retirement funds
  • GSB9602 Legal framework of retirement funds
  • GSB9604 Retirement fund benefits

Year two

  • GSB5602 Taxation of retirement funds
  • GSB9603 Retirement funds administration
  • GSB9605 Retirement funds governance
  • GSB9606 Retirement funds investments


Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Retirement Funds)