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7 November 2019

Consultation on APRA's Superannuation Data Transformation

This page contains information on APRA's consultations on the Superannuation Data Transformation project

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is undertaking a multi-year project to upgrade the breadth, depth and quality of its superannuation data collection.

APRA’s Superannuation Data Transformation aims to drive better industry practices and improve member outcomes by significantly enhancing the comparability and consistency of reported data. The project will make it easier to scrutinise and reliably compare fund and product performance, especially in the choice segment of the market.

On November 7 2019 APRA released a discussion paper and a short topic paper as part of phase 1 of the Superannuation Data Transformation project. 

Information on how to respond is contained in the topic paper below.

Submissions for Topic Paper 1 (RSE Structure and Profile) close on Friday 17 January 2020, and as advised for subsequent topic papers.

Discussion paper

Phase 1: Superannuation Data Transformation

Topic paper

RSE Structure and Profile 

Draft reporting standards

As at 7 November 2019

As at 7 November 2019

Additional documents

Released 20 November 2019


Given the scale and complexity of the Superannuation Data Transformation, APRA has divided the consultation into three phases:

  • Phase 1 (Breadth) will address the most urgent gaps in APRA’s data collection, particularly for choice products and investment options;
  • Phase 2 (Depth) will increase the granularity of the entire collection, taking advantage of APRA’s new Data Collection Solution and enhanced data analytic capabilities; and
  • Phase 3 (Quality) will assess the quality and consistency of the additional data reported during Phases 1 and 2, and review and address any implementation issues.

Each phase will involve the release of multiple topic papers, each covering a different aspect of the consultation. 

Note on submissions

It is APRA's policy to publish all submissions on the APRA website unless the respondent specifically tells APRA in writing that all or part of the submission is to remain confidential. An automatically generated confidentiality statement in an email does not satisfy this purpose. If you would like only part of your submission to be confidential, you should provide this information marked as 'confidential' in a separate attachment.