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The Responsible ASIC Registered Agent self-paced eLearning course

In-depth training on ASIC Registered Agent obligations, company compliance, ASIC lodgements, company registrations & minutes

The course is a self-paced eLearning course for ASIC Registered Agents, Responsible Persons, ASIC administrators, office managers and company compliance officers providing corporate secretarial services.   

Developed by CorpSec Services, the course consists of 9 modules including presentations of each topic, detailed slides, case studies, checklists, minute templates, reference documents, supporting materials and assessment tasks to consolidate learning.

CorpSec Services has partnered with CPD For Accountants to host the course on their eLearning platform, a dedicated platform offering training for accountants, advisors and administrators in public practice. 


ASIC places an obligation on registered agents to keep up-to-date, comply and implement processes within their businesses that ensures compliance with their registered agent responsibilities.  It’s never been a better time to revisit ASIC’s expectations of agents and refresh your processes. 

This is a unique course aimed to equip ASIC Registered Agents with the skills and resources required to provide high quality corporate secretarial services to their clients and navigate ASIC lodgements.  ASIC doesn’t make the role of an ASIC Registered Agent easy.  Well, this course does!  

This course focuses predominantly on Pty Ltd companies as they make up the vast majority of the companies managed by ASIC Registered Agents. We also touch on public companies from an ASIC agent's perspective as applicable. 

After the success of the ongoing webinars and requests from numerous attendees for more training, the content has been expanded to offer this comprehensive eLearning course.

This course is also offered in webinar format for those learners who prefer a shorter time commitment and live webinars for ASIC training.  For the available webinar dates refer to the bottom of this page. 

Who should attend?

ASIC registered agents who would like to better understand their role and responsibilities.

Accountants, bookkeepers and employees of accounting firms wanting further training on governance processes to be better equipped to handle their clients’ compliance work and ASIC lodgements.

Corporate secretarial officers, company compliance officers and managers.

ASIC Administrators wanting in-depth training on ASIC lodgement requirements and processes

Agents keen to consolidate and refresh  their knowledge of the ASIC Registered Agent Terms and Conditions.

Anyone wanting to deepen their understand of the rules and regulations around company compliance.

Agents preparing minutes and governance documents to support company changes.


Agents wanting to learn tips and tricks from an experienced practicing registered agent and governance professional.

Any agents new to the role or new to ASIC. 


Presented by:  Viola Pythas 
Managing Director,
CorpSec Services
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Course Content

The course consists of 9 modules 

1. ASIC Registered Agent's Obligations:

1.1. Role and responsibilities of ASIC Registered Agent (T&Cs)

1.2. ASIC compliance and gatekeeping program 

1.3. Responsible Persons and ASIC portal access

1.4 How to appoint or cease as an ASIC agent (Ordered Steps)

1.5. Electronic Lodgement Protocol (ELP)

1.6 Special conditions for Form 362 

2. ASIC Registered Agent Portal, ASIC Connect & Useful ASIC pages:

2.1. Using the ASIC Registered Agent Portal and ASIC Connect

2.2. Useful public company information and lodgement history

2.3 Communicating with ASIC 

2.4 Corporate Keys, fees waivers and payments

2.5 Company searches and useful ASIC agent reports

2.6 Business Names

2.7 ASIC Regulatory Portal  

3. Types of companies & key considerations when registering companies:

3.1. Legal elements of types of companies & registration process 

3.2. Section 127 of Corporations Act

3.3. Constitution vs Replaceable Rules

3.4 Adopting or modifying a Constitution

3.5 Governance documents for registering a new company

3.6 Wet vs Electronic signatures

4. Maintaining Corporate Registers, Onboarding new clients & Exiting lost clients:

4.1. Maintaining corporate registers on behalf of clients

4.2. Location of registers and minute book 

4.3 Tips for onboarding new corporate secretarial clients

4.4  Company Health checks

4.5. Tips for exiting lost corporate secretarial clients

4.6 Transitioning to digital corporate registers 

4.7 Case Study: Exiting Lost client / Registered Agent Obligations

5. Annual Reviews & Annual Financial Reporting Requirements: 

5.1. Extract of particulars

5.2 Solvency Resolutions and Form 485

5.3. Aligning Annual Review Dates, including case studies

5.4 ASIC late fees explained

5.5 Annual financial reporting, approving and lodging financial reports and audit relief 

5.6 Lodging Form 388


6. Company Changes:

6.1. Change to Company Details - In depth look at Form 484 

6.2. Resigning Directors - Cessation laws - Feb 2021

6.3 Changes to share structure & members register

6.4 Company Changes & supporting documents 

6.5 Non-Standard company changes – Special Resolutions

6.6 Corrections vs Changes

7. Detailed look at Minutes:

7.1. The importance of minutes /resolutions 

7.2. Written resolutions vs minutes of meeting 

7.3. Ensuring minutes/resolutions are validly passed in accordance with the Corps Act & a company’s constitution

7.4. When to Resolve, Ratify or Note?

7.5. Change of Directors – factors to consider

7.6. Special resolutions and short notice

8. Deregistrations & Reinstatements: 

8.1. Conditions & process for members' voluntary deregistrations 

8.2. ASIC-initiated deregistrations and consequences 

8.3 Reinstatements 

8.4 Deregistration (MVD) vs liquidation (MVL)

9. Director IDs & Status of ASIC Company Registry Reforms: 

9.1. What was the MBR program (now defunct)?

9.2 Who needs to apply for a Director ID, when and how

9.3 Australian Business  Registry Services (ABRS) 

9.4 MBR Independent Review - Options for future Registry reform

Course Fee & Structure

$990 (Incl GST) 

16 CPD hours

Online presentation of modules 

Slides, supporting resources, checklists & templates

Assessment tasks 

Certificate of Completion

(via BGL Corporate Solutions)

To register for eLearning course

(via CPD For Accountants eLearning platform) 

Registrations are now open


(via BGL Corporate Solutions)

"Viola from CorpSec services has developed a fantastic course for ASIC Registered Agents and has been offering a training webinar to our CAS360 clients for almost a year. With her wealth of knowledge in this specialised field, many of our clients have benefited from the webinar.  BGL is very excited to learn that the webinar has now been developed into a comprehensive self-paced eLearning course which can be completed at your own pace at any time."

Warren Renden, Head of Product - CAS360 @BGL Corporate Solutions 

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course and taking away a lot of useful practical knowledge to be able to implement.  The course has confirmed we as a practice are doing well but can improve.  I have a huge list of ideas and implementation suggestions... now to get started. 


A well thought out course schedule and program. Simplified a very technical area to be easily understood and absorbed.  Thank you"

Leanne Rule

“Excellent!  Very thorough, good use of practical examples, the supporting slides/notes/resources are very comprehensive. Thanks!"

Darren Cowell

"I have learned a lot from this course.  The delivery is well paced, content is thorough and necessarily a little dry, but Viola does her best to walk the fine line between professional delivery and showing some personality and sharing experiences and personal knowledge. That's where the gold lies.

The additional resources are excellent and the LMS is simple and functional. Including a Professional Development matrix to add to after each Module is also very useful and I can take a lot of new knowledge back to my business in a form that's ready to integrate into systems and workflows.


My corporate clients will really benefit from doing this course. I often find a lot of CPD excessively expensive and light on content, but I think that there is real value in this course and well worth the investment.


I would recommend it to anyone with corporate clients - both as a refresher for the more experienced and as essential knowledge for newer ASIC Agents."

Christine Hammond 

I really enjoyed the course. Learnt a lot about the different ASIC forms and also about the importance of reading the constitution, recording minutes and preparing resolutions. Never knew how important they were.


The content included in Module 8 was all new to me, and will be incredibly useful going forward.  Course materials are excellent and the presenter was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. Definitely one of the better courses I have taken part in over my 12 year career.  Thank you"

Sally Carter

“Excellent Course, was very in depth and helpful within my Industry working for Accountants.  The Powerpoint modules were also great as I was able to print them off and bind them into Booklets so I can use them for future references.   


Will definately recommend this course to my other fellow workers. Course well structured."

Erica Iselin

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Copyright and Disclaimers:

© CorpSec Services, 2023. All rights reserved. Content in this elearning course is subject to copyright under Australian law and through international treaties, and applicable law in other countries.

All course content (excluding third party websites and documents) contained in this elearning course may be used solely by the enrolled registered learner for their personal and professional development. If you have access to these course materials and use them for other purposes, you could be infringing copyright and may face penalties under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).

Apart from the uses specified in these terms, course materials and other content in this course may not be reproduced for any purposes, including commercial purposes, without prior written permission from us, except to the extent permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).

This course is not certified, approved or endorsed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) nor is CorpSec Services Pty Ltd associated with ASIC in the provision of this training.

CorpSec Services Pty Ltd does not provide legal, accounting or financial advice. Course attendees should not act solely on the basis of opinions, comments or information provided in this course without seeking professional advice in respect of their own particular circumstances.

The information is provided as a guide and does not represent a definitive or legal view of any of the issues raised or referred to. The content is one interpretation of good corporate practice. It is not designed to cover or comply with all applicable legislation or case law. We cannot be held liable or accountable to any person who acts or relies upon the information provided.

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