Webinars

Our education webinars are designed to help you understand and make the most of your super scheme. They provide the same information as our face-to-face public and in-house seminars, but from the convenience of your home or work computer. Topics covered include:

  • redundancy options for CSS members
  • understanding your CSS statement
  • information about your CSS scheme
  • salary sacrificing and transition to retirement

For enquiries about webinars, please contact CSCWebinars@csc.gov.au. All webinar times are in Australia Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Live webinars

Understanding your CSS: Building and Growing the Benefit

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NOTE: A pre-recorded version of this webinar is available. This webinar is part one of two and covers the basics of the CSS, the difference between your Defined Benefit and Accumulation Component, contributions and caps, and the effect of investments. For information on the benefit options available (such as 54'11), please watch part two - 'Reaping the Rewards.'

Monday 14 August, 11:30am - 12.30pm

Understanding your CSS: Reaping the Rewards

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NOTE: A pre-recorded version of this webinar is available.This webinar is part two of two and focuses on what you can claim from your CSS account, when you can access it, and how it will be taxed before sharing other useful resources for your retirement. For information on growing your CSS benefit, including contributions and investment choice, please watch part one - 'Building your Benefit.'

Monday 14 August, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Understanding your CSS member statement

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This webinar will walk you through your annual CSS statement, including how to interpret your benefits, contributions and other sections you may have. Use your own statement for comparison throughout the presentation.

Monday 7 August, 11:30am-12:30pm

Understanding CSCri and transition strategies 

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NOTE: A pre-recorded version of this webinar is available. Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation retirement income (CSCri) is an account-based retirement product for CSS, PSS and PSSap scheme members who wish to keep some or all of their government super invested and receive income in retirement. This webinar will help you understand how this product works and its benefits. We will also provide you information about salary sacrificing using the PSSap and transition to retirement strategies in the CSCri including information around contribution caps and taxation implications.

Monday 28 August 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Your Super and the 2016 Budget changes

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Summary of superannuation changes announced in the May 2016 Budget and how it impacts your CSS, PSS, PSSap and CSCri. 

Note: This webinar was recorded and is available in the Recorded webinars tab at the top of this page.  

CSS Redundancy

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NOTE: A pre-recorded version of this webinar is available. If you've been offered or are considering a redundancy, this webinar will show you the options and benefits that may be available through CSS. For information about growing your benefit or tax on pensions and lump sums, please watch our other CSS webinars ' Building your Benefit' and 'Reaping the Rewards.'

Thursday 17 August, 11:30am - 12:30pm

The 3rd Act: freedom in retirement 

This webinar is about taking a holistic approach to planning for your retirement. It focusses on the emotional, physical, lifestyle and financial aspects of retirement. If you are considering retirement in the next 5 years, this webinar is for you.

Recommended pre-reading to help you get the most of the webinar:

Reap the Rewards of your 3rd Act - Handouts [PDF: 510 KB]

Register for Part 1

Part 1: Find out what will energise your 3rd Act 
Monday 4 September 2017, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Thursday 7 December 2017, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Register for Part 2

Part 2: Financial considerations for retirement
Monday 4 September 2017, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday 7 December 2017, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

View past webinars

Understanding your CSS: Building and Growing the Benefit

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This webinar covers the basics of the CSS, helping you to understand the difference between your Defined Benefit and your Accumulation Component, as well as the effect of investment and other things that may come up during the course of your career

Understanding your CSS: Reaping the Rewards

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Recorded on April 26, 2017

This webinar focuses on what you can claim from your CSS account, when you can access it, and how it will be taxed as well as some other useful information going into retirement

Your Super and the 2016 Budget changes

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Recorded 24 May, 2017

Summary of superannuation changes announced in the May 2016 Budget and how it impacts your CSS, PSS, PSSap and CSCri. Recorded 17 March 2017.

Understanding your CSS statement

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This webinar will walk you through your annual CSS statement, including how to interpret your benefits, contributions and other sections you may have. Use your own statement for comparison throughout the presentation.

CSS Redundancy

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This webinar will assist you to understand the options and benefits available from your CSS should you be offered a redundancy.

Understanding CSCri and recontributing strategies 

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Recorded on July 25, 2017

Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation retirement income (CSCri) is an account-based retirement product for CSS, PSS and PSSap scheme members who wish to keep some or all of their government super invested and receive income in retirement. This webinar will help you understand how this product works and its benefits. We will also provide you information about salary sacrificing using the PSSap and transition to retirement strategies in the CSCri including information around contribution caps and taxation implications.

Financial Planning for Retirement

Presented by Emily Johnson from Industry Fund Services (IFS) on 17 March 2017

This webinar is an ideal first step towards financial planning for your retirement if you have not yet sought advice from Industry Fund Services.

Note: IFS is the only provider with whom CSC (your trustee) has partnered with to provide a personal and trusted financial advice service to PSS members. IFS planners are trained to be experts in PSS. Don’t risk getting the wrong advice. Get advice you can trust.

The 3rd Act: Freedom in Retirement

Presented by Jeff Kendall on 7 February 2017

This webinar is about taking a holistic approach to planning for your retirement. It focusses on the emotional, physical, lifestyle and financial aspects of retirement. If you are considering retirement in the next 5 years, this webinar is for you.

Part 1: Find out what will energise your 3rd Act 

Recommended pre-reading to help you get the most of the webinar:

Reap the Rewards of your 3rd Act - Handouts [PDF: 510 KB]

Part 2: Financial considerations for retirement

Register for a webinar

To take part in a live webinar, you must first register. To do this simply click the "Register for webinar" button for the specific webinar you are interested in taking part in and provide your registration details.

Once you have registered you will recieve:

  • a confirmation email with the date, time and login details for the webinar
  • regular reminder emails in the lead up to the webinar
  • additional materials relevant to the webinar which you can download and print

Live webinars

If you have registered for a live webinar, simply login to the webinar session using the link and login details in your confirmation email.

You will also require headphones, ear phones or speakers attached to your computer to hear the audio. 

Our live webinars are intereactive. During the presentation you will have opportunities to ask questions by typing into a live chat box. The presenter will address your questions either during the presentation or at the end.

Note: you do not need a microphone to participate in a live webinar.

Recorded webinars

Some webinars are recorded and can be played back at any time. Simply go to the recorded webinars section and click "view webinar". You will need to provide a name and email address to view recorded webinars.

Access webinars on mobile devices

You can view our webinars on a personal device (iPad, iPhone or Android) via the GoToWebinar app. GoToWebinar can be downloaded direct from the app store. Once you have registered for a webinar, simply click the link in the confirmation email on your personal device to start watching. 

Troubleshooting

Firewalls and security settings at some agencies may block access to webinars from your work computer.  If you have issues accessing our webinars, you will need to discuss with your employer’s Information Technology (IT) section.