Beginner Shares Course

The Beginner Shares Course is a free online program that is aimed at helping you understand the basics of investing in Australia, starting with the core terms, definitions, strategies and ideas.

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The Beginner Shares Course course is a free online program that is aimed at helping you understand the basics of investing in Australia, starting with the core terms, definitions, strategies and ideas.

What you’ll learn…

This program is designed for individuals and couples who are just kicking things off. It introduces you to key knowledge of the sharemarket and investing more broadly, including:

  • How to invest for the first time
  • What shares represent and how to think about creating wealth from shares
  • Dividends, what they are, how they are paid and the key dates
  • An explainer of the common investing terms you’ll come across online (earnings profit versus revenue, EBITDA, etc.)
  • Franking credits, including how they work and what they mean
  • Investment risks and what people mean by low/medium/high risk investing
  • Lots more

What you will get from this course…

While we say this is a beginner’s program it covers just about everything you will want to know about investing. While it’s a short course, if you successful complete this free course we hope that you will be able to make educated decisionsengage with a finance professional with confidence and help to set yourself up for financial success over the long run.

That’s not half bad for a free online course, right?

131 reviews for Beginner Shares Course

  1. 5 out of 5

    dicko15 (verified owner)

    Great would recommend to anyone looking to start investing

  2. 5 out of 5

    Nhan (verified owner)

    Simple to understand

  3. 5 out of 5

    theopacman (verified owner)

    Thanks Owen,
    After listening to the podcasts and now the rask education courses I’ve built the confidence to jump min and have a go.
    Thanks mate

  4. 4 out of 5

    nicholas farrands (verified owner)

    thanks for clarifing the jargon

  5. 5 out of 5

    AHMED AHMED (verified owner)

    Great simple illustrative course especially for beginners

  6. 5 out of 5

    nerida (verified owner)

    Simple to understand and useful information. Thanks very much.

  7. 5 out of 5

    heathersomerville (verified owner)

    Great, simplified course. Thank you

    • Owen Raszkiewicz

      Thank YOU for taking the course. I’m glad you liked it, Heather.

  8. 5 out of 5

    kmmac7 (verified owner)

    Easily explained! Loved it!

    • Owen Raszkiewicz

      Awesome — thanks!

  9. 5 out of 5

    kurthenry9 (verified owner)

    Great course for beginners. All the basic information to get started. Thanks Owen

  10. 5 out of 5

    jpsteyl (verified owner)

    short and sweet! Providing the basics and building confidence to get started with investing in the share market, thanks.

    • Owen Raszkiewicz


  11. 5 out of 5

    Trevor Myers (verified owner)

    Great course Owen! Highly recommend to anyone wanting to get involved in the stock market.

  12. 5 out of 5

    mstrparkes (verified owner)

    Here is the place to start, its like that ‘No Shoes’ guy out there but for trading!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Megan Voss (verified owner)

    Great and simple course to follow! Also perfect in length.

  14. 5 out of 5

    ash_daroza (verified owner)

    Valuable information explained well and provided in an easy to follow format.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Aakash Pathak (verified owner)

    Very well presented and useful for beginners. You won’t regret your time! Thank you Owen.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Steve Saunders (verified owner)

    Excellent intro.
    Simple and accessible but still learned quite a bit and filled a lot of gaps.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Parnian (verified owner)

    excellent layout and everything was explained really well

    • Owen Raszkiewicz

      Thrilled you got value from it. Thanks!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Simon OB (verified owner)

    excellent intro- can’t go wrong

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tim Huggins (verified owner)

    Easy to follow and a great starting point for anyone wanting to increase their knowledge about the share market.

    • Owen Raszkiewicz

      Wonderful. Thanks, Tim!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Erica Santos (verified owner)

    Easy to follow, simple language. Great for beginners!

    • Owen Raszkiewicz

      Thanks, Erica!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mark Rooney (verified owner)

    Filled in some blanks for me and the jargon buster was most helpful.

  22. 5 out of 5

    chaminda Vidanapathirana (verified owner)

    brilliantly simplified explanations, specially the jargons. thank you Owen

  23. 5 out of 5

    j.mcevoy (verified owner)

    Really on point Owen! Well done:)

  24. 5 out of 5

    Derek Schroff (verified owner)

    Fantastic intro to understanding shares. Doesn’t make you an expert overnight but makes you aware of the things you need to know to confidently invest

    • owenr

      Brilliant — that’s the gist of the beginner programs! Thanks Derek!

  25. 5 out of 5

    maddyb (verified owner)

    Great intro into shares to pique your curiosity

  26. 5 out of 5

    Seb Voitot (verified owner)

    Easy to understand, Thank You

  27. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Paine (verified owner)

    I never leave reviews, so this is saying something. I really enjoyed this course! Have already recommended it to my friends. Concise and enjoyable information, brilliant for any beginner. Thanks Owen! You clearly enjoy what you do, keep up the good work.

    • owenr

      Helluva comment, Thomas – you should do it more often 😉

      Thanks a heap mate.

  28. 5 out of 5

    talia (verified owner)

    Great simple overview for those wanting to put their foot in the door. Do you think in the future you may put out a free course on how to determine a good long term investment vs short term?
    Thanks again!!

    • owenr

      Good idea. Thanks for the suggestion, Talia. We’ll do that. In the meantime, you can head over to for daily updates and investment insights style content. Enjoy!

  29. 5 out of 5

    ian portbury (verified owner)

    nice and easy to understand

  30. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Hibbs (verified owner)

    Excellent base knowledge. Thank you.

  31. 5 out of 5

    Shane Mckinnon (verified owner)

    Thanks very much for a great quick course. Especially the explanation of the jargon. Looking forward to completing the others and beginning my journey into the sharemarket.

  32. 5 out of 5 (verified owner)

    Well done Owen. Been investing for some years but even going back to basics can reinforce and refresh.

    • owenr

      Thanks mate, I’d love to claim all of the credit for this but Cathryn and Sophie helped so it was really a Rask team effort. Cheers! Owen

  33. 5 out of 5

    traceyc (verified owner)

    More easy learning, thank you.

  34. 5 out of 5

    Tayla Archard (verified owner)

    Really simple/easy to understand! Thanks so much for using real life examples to make it easier to grasp.

  35. 5 out of 5

    louisryan (verified owner)

    Great course simple easy well put together.

  36. 5 out of 5

    eamon (verified owner)

    A great starting point and Overview

  37. 5 out of 5

    Steve Saunders (verified owner)

    Valuable info presented in a really accessible way. Great course.

  38. 5 out of 5

    Daniela Arsenis (verified owner)

    Great course and very well laid out so easy to follow and understand!

  39. 5 out of 5

    D&D Investing (verified owner)

    Another great course Owen. No jargon, no hype, just all the facts you need to know.

  40. 5 out of 5

    Ian Luo (verified owner)

    Very helpful for any beginner investor

  41. 5 out of 5

    JACOB OGLE (verified owner)

    Great online course for beginner investors. I will be completing the remaining courses with Rask!

  42. 5 out of 5 (verified owner)

    Easy to understand. I liked the jargons and vdos.

  43. 5 out of 5

    Nick (verified owner)

    Great introduction to the stock market and very valuable advice provided free of charge. Thank you Owen, I also enjoy your podcasts and will continue to follow you online.

  44. 5 out of 5

    Nick (verified owner)

    5 Stars.. Great introduction to the stock market and very valuable advice provided free of charge. Thank you Owen, I also enjoy your podcasts and will continue to follow you online.

  45. 5 out of 5

    Tenzin Khangsar (verified owner)

    Precise & informative. Thank you

  46. 5 out of 5

    Andreea Grigoruta (verified owner)

    Thank you so much for putting this simple and easy-to-follow course on shares. I am new to learning about this topic and have gained such insight from this material. Im ready to get into investing 🙂

  47. 5 out of 5

    gummy (verified owner)

    Thank you for the simplicity of the course and discussion about human nature!!

  48. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Portelli (verified owner)

    So simple and easy to understand

  49. 5 out of 5

    Patrick Brandon (verified owner)

    Good variety of visual, verbal and written explanations made it easy to grasps concepts. Jargon clarification ALWAYS helps.

  50. 5 out of 5

    becp17 (verified owner)

    Excellent content, very easy to understand! Definitely recommend.

  51. 5 out of 5

    claudiaiaco (verified owner)

    Gives a great basic foundation for understanding shared

  52. 4 out of 5

    Denise Ellis (verified owner)

    Easy to understand, down to earth type of course. Breaks down the jargon for someone who doesn’t speak investing into practical action points. One thing would be useful to add is the correlation between share price, the quantity/value you are buying and the trading cost, applicable and how that can slightly increase risk or time till you see any kind of portfolio growth.

    • Owen Raszkiewicz

      Thanks Denise!

  53. 5 out of 5

    Dennis hernandez (verified owner)

    very good explaining, also very interesting to understand the concepts to use for this method

  54. 5 out of 5

    rwit2 (verified owner)

    highly recommended for anyone who wants to understand investing.

    • Owen Raszkiewicz

      Cheers! Well done to you and keep going.

  55. 5 out of 5

    gummy (verified owner)

    Simple to understand and good introduction to shares well worth the time!

  56. 5 out of 5

    mati luja (verified owner)

    Easy to follow and very straight forward, needed specially in this area (finance).

  57. 5 out of 5

    Leon Ngov (verified owner)

    Great introduction into the share market and how it works. Engaging with videos and simple to understand! Thanks!

  58. 5 out of 5

    Malgorzata Walaszczyk (verified owner)

    Thank you Owen and Rask team for this valuable course. Can’t wait to do your other courses! Love your podcast as well, you are doing great job at educating.

  59. 5 out of 5

    Alexander Clarke (verified owner)

    Very informative. Recommend to any beginner.

  60. 5 out of 5

    RAYNA WU (verified owner)

    Thanks Owen,
    The course is very informative and easy to understand. I have learned a lot from it. Highly recommend this course to everyone!

  61. 5 out of 5

    dmats (verified owner)

    Outstanding. Will be referring to friends and family. Thanks

  62. 5 out of 5

    Angus Thatcher (verified owner)

    Breaks everything down into simple words and is a very valuable course to complete. Thanks mate!

  63. 5 out of 5

    Nick Ryan (verified owner)

    Fantastic first step to investing

  64. 5 out of 5

    david wright (verified owner)

    Great course

  65. 5 out of 5

    sclemmey (verified owner)

    Great introduction into the world of investing, even if you have already bought your first shares.

  66. 5 out of 5

    conoragnew (verified owner)

    After listening to your podcasts, and completing some of these short courses i am now ready to dive into the world of finance

  67. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Mostovac (verified owner)

    Nicely paced and formatted, and explained clearly and with different media, thank you!

  68. 5 out of 5 (verified owner)

    Very handy course.

  69. 5 out of 5

    Nick (verified owner)

    Great intro to investing in stock markets.

  70. 5 out of 5

    skrnjug (verified owner)

    Very helpful

  71. 5 out of 5

    luke9704 (verified owner)

    Very well explained, makes some important concepts and terms easy to understand. Stays relevant to the topic on hand without making it uninteresting!

  72. 5 out of 5

    matt298 (verified owner)

    Great course to get me started! Will let all my friends know about it!

  73. 5 out of 5

    debjc (verified owner)

    Excellent – as a university tutor of Finance I’m regularly distressed at the lack of knowledge of my first year students with regards to share investing. Will be recommending this course to them.

  74. 5 out of 5

    prasadvimal (verified owner)

    Simple and well illustrated course for beginners, the Jargons section is very handful

  75. 5 out of 5

    nalinchawla (verified owner)

    Very well explained. Thanks

  76. 5 out of 5

    Angelique de Gruchy (verified owner)

    Makes the complicated seem simple! Great free course that you can finish in a couple of hours. Highly recommend.

  77. 5 out of 5

    mpeatling14 (verified owner)

    Very concise yet well explained. Easy free resource to complete really quickly which allows for a brush up on all the basics regarding investing. Would highly recommend to anyone with a basic interest who need some confidence in the subject. Thanks Owen and team!

  78. 5 out of 5

    cathy (verified owner)

    Thanks. Found this course handy to fill in the blanks in my knowledge

  79. 5 out of 5

    Angela Jarred (verified owner)

    Very informative and easy to follow! Love it!

  80. 5 out of 5

    Travis van der Spil (verified owner)

    Nice foundation course for people looking to take charge of their financial freedom.

  81. 5 out of 5

    Paul Wilson (verified owner)

    good start, however obviously you would need more education required before you can start investing confidently.

  82. 5 out of 5

    Jared Lawson (verified owner)

    Solid course that covered the basics. I appreciate all the hard work that into a free course. Thank you

  83. 5 out of 5 (verified owner)

    I have been investing for over 3 years now and this foundational course taught me a few new things 🙂 .

  84. 5 out of 5

    Lina Isabel Gonzalez (verified owner)

    Thanks for your time, this course was excellent and it gave me the basics to start investing.

  85. 5 out of 5

    Zane Jones (verified owner)

    Great course to start building your investing foundation

  86. 5 out of 5

    Joanne Browne (verified owner)

    Good information, easy to understand

  87. 5 out of 5 (verified owner)

    This was a great course, it was easy to follow and forms a great base for investing.

  88. 5 out of 5

    Andrea Minney (verified owner)

    Excellent course for free, I’ve done similar courses but still learnt some new information and strategies. Some videos were slightly repetitive. Looking forward to doing the next one😊

  89. 5 out of 5

    Greg Nunn (verified owner)

    This was a great course for beginners without a deep knowledge of the ASX and shares. The information presented is easy to follow and there are some practical take aways from each lesson. I will be recommending this to my friends and family!

  90. 5 out of 5

    Luke Carter (verified owner)

    Easy to access and understand. Great for beginners.

  91. 4 out of 5

    David Mitchell (verified owner)

    Great overview and no hard sell on anything.

  92. 5 out of 5

    K D (verified owner)

    Very informative and useful for beginners! Thank you 🙂

  93. 5 out of 5

    clairelei (verified owner)

    Thank you Owen and your team. Love the course and it was really helpful in terms of providing extra sources to expand the knowledge.

    Two suggestions: hopefully we can get a downloaded version of the certificate of completion, also would like to get more quizzes or tests for the learned materials.

    Claire LEI

  94. 5 out of 5

    Brett Cassidy (verified owner)

    Easy to follow, engaging without being overwhelming and it genuinely gave me a grip on the basics that made me feel investing isn’t an impossible mountain I can’t climb. Absolutely loved this course and am heading across right now to start the ETF course! Thanks for making resources like this free to get people involved in investing.

  95. 5 out of 5

    siles91 (verified owner)

    Excellent and efficient way to learn the basics.

  96. 5 out of 5

    duc2112 (verified owner)

    This is an excellent beginners course in shares and very well worth the time. It delivers on what it has set out to do and provided so much more value and content than the asking price… FREE. Thank you Owen for the awesome job!

  97. 5 out of 5

    maiolo92 (verified owner)

    Outstanding course for beginners, really easy to follow and efficient way to learn by simplifying each category!

  98. 5 out of 5

    mattjlyon (verified owner)

    Good starting point. Easy to understand

  99. 5 out of 5

    Craig Tonks (verified owner)

    Dear Owen,

    I’ve just completed this course after finding a recommendation from one of your rivals on your share valuation course. I started investing about 12 months ago and I’m made a bunch of mistakes but I’m dedicated to learn and get better. I only wish I’d found this course and your material as I was thinking about getting started. The material in this course is brilliant it provides a really good overview, balanced, unbiased and a view to the long term. I really enjoyed the course and will be recommending your material and website to others. Thank you for helping me out and taking the time to produce this professional, measured and thoughtful material for my and others benefit. The time spent on this will have an exponensial benefit on my knowledge and investing future. Brilliant.

  100. 5 out of 5

    Nyree Shepherd (verified owner)

    Great, easy to understand course. Enjoyed the videos

  101. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Hillman (verified owner)

    Easy to follow, concise and practical useful info..

  102. 5 out of 5

    jadewhelan (verified owner)

    Great Course it gave me a really good foundation to start building on.

  103. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte Haslam (verified owner)

    Great course! Easy to understand and follow. Super helpful;0

  104. 5 out of 5

    Holly Tupper (verified owner)

    Great investment of time – lots of valuable information

  105. 4 out of 5

    chrispy_cb (verified owner)

    Good content and easy to digest for someone who doesn’t understand the financial jargon!

  106. 5 out of 5

    alexb411 (verified owner)

    Yet another great course from the Rask team! Content is easy to go through with very helpful videos. 😊

  107. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Lewis (verified owner)

    Great beginners course!

  108. 5 out of 5

    benj (verified owner)

    Really great little course to help educate beginners on shares, thank you Owen at RASK

  109. 5 out of 5

    amyb (verified owner)

    Great course to get me started with investing journey, ALOT of resources, videos and information. Easy to understand with written info and videos which I liked the best and easiest to understand. I finally started the courses after listening to the podcast for a long time! and grateful I did start!

  110. 5 out of 5

    brendanoneill (verified owner)

    Such an excellent course with a lot of useful information also the fact of being free! Thanks Rask team once again!

  111. 5 out of 5

    Bianca Spence (verified owner)

    Would highly recommend to anyone that is new to shares. Thank you!

    • Tahlia Zanjani

      Thanks for all your reviews! You have smashed it out – woo! – Tahlia

  112. 5 out of 5

    athaliph (verified owner)

    Love the course. Owen has managed to distill the main learning points of investing in shares to small sizeable chunks and makes the learning experience so much easier. Would highly recommend and thank you for making it free for everyone.

    • Tahlia Zanjani

      Thank YOU for your review! Cheers to your financial future! – Tahlia

  113. 5 out of 5

    codycallaughan (verified owner)

    100% would recommend! Awesome course for someone who is just starting out!
    Thanks Owen!

    • Tahlia Zanjani

      Thanks Cody! Hooray for getting started! Cheers to living life on your own T&C’s! ~ Tahlia

  114. 5 out of 5

    athaliph (verified owner)

    Would recommend to anyone who is interested in learning all the basics of investing. Love your work Rask finance!

    • Tahlia Zanjani

      Thanks for your recommendation Athaliph! Cheers to living life on your own T&Cs! ~ Tahlia

  115. 5 out of 5

    Reem Baydoun (verified owner)

    Really beneficial and well explained, thank you

    • Tahlia Zanjani

      Thanks Reem! Cheers to living life on your own T&C’s ~ Tahlia

  116. 5 out of 5

    neytha (verified owner)

    easy to understand if you are a beginner and want to start investing.

    • Tahlia Zanjani

      Thanks Neytha! Cheers to your financial future ~ Tahlia

  117. 5 out of 5

    Luke (verified owner)

    This course has sparked my curiosity for investing and equipped me with enough information to actually begin the journey. Thanks Owen & Team. CTOFF.

    • Tahlia Zanjani

      Congrats on starting your investing journey Luke! Woo! Cheers to living life on your own T&Cs ~ Tahlia

  118. 5 out of 5

    Aakanksha Mishra (verified owner)

    Outstanding! Owen, your subject matter expertise and passion for empowering others with a sound knowledge of investing is inspiring. Love it!

    • Tahlia Zanjani

      Thank you Aakanksha! We are thrilled you can see Owen’s passion and values shining through! Cheers to living life on your own T&C’s ~ Tahlia

  119. 5 out of 5

    Prayank Kashyap (verified owner)

    Fantastic course and content. It covers all the basics and most important elements for beginners. Great job Owen and Kate.

    • Tahlia Zanjani

      So great to hear Prayank! Cheers to your financial future! ~ Tahlia

  120. 5 out of 5

    akr22 (verified owner)

    A wonderful resource. So easy to follow and well set out. Just the right balance of videos and written content.
    Thank you!!!

    • Tahlia Zanjani

      Thank you for your review ark22! Cheers to your financial future ~ Tahlia

  121. 5 out of 5

    tangyfruit (verified owner)

    Great course, easy to understand the basic’s of investing. I liked the action plan steps and building good habits, simple but motivating.

  122. 5 out of 5 (verified owner)

    I had a bad investing experience many years ago but have always loved the finance world, thank you for making education and knowledge accessible and inspirational, this course had given me the courage to give investing another try and I am so excited 😀

  123. 5 out of 5

    Shaun Mannagh (verified owner)

    Great course, easy to understand. Can’t wait to get started investing.

  124. 5 out of 5

    Don Ricardo (verified owner)

    Clear information and well presented.

  125. 5 out of 5

    Rory Watkins (verified owner)

    Simple and easy entry course into such an important field! Thankyou !

  126. 5 out of 5

    chorner (verified owner)

    Easy to understand and informative introduction to investing. Great use of time

  127. 5 out of 5

    Debra Holden (verified owner)

    Easy to follow and well explained. I love the odd quote here and there from Warren Buffett. Keep up the good work.

  128. 5 out of 5

    Benny Bucko (verified owner)

    A great and well explained course, you will feel a lot more confident going forward in your journey after doing this

  129. 5 out of 5

    Jock Menzies (verified owner)

    Great starter course to get you in the right mindset to start investing. I wish I started earlier.

  130. 5 out of 5

    Donna Scarparolo (verified owner)

    Great beginner course. Easily digestible chapters and lessons. Provides both visuals, audio and written learning material.

  131. 5 out of 5

    Raphael Viscarra Rossel (verified owner)

    clear explanations and fun. Recommend to anyone investing or about to invest!

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