Shares For Beginners

(65 customer reviews)


The Shares For Beginners 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 Shares For Beginners 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?

65 reviews for Shares For Beginners

  1. dicko15 (verified owner)

    Great would recommend to anyone looking to start investing

  2. Nhan (verified owner)

    Simple to understand

  3. 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. nicholas farrands (verified owner)

    thanks for clarifing the jargon

  5. AHMED AHMED (verified owner)

    Great simple illustrative course especially for beginners

  6. nerida (verified owner)

    Simple to understand and useful information. Thanks very much.

  7. heathersomerville (verified owner)

    Great, simplified course. Thank you

    • Owen Raszkiewicz

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

  8. kmmac7 (verified owner)

    Easily explained! Loved it!

    • Owen Raszkiewicz

      Awesome — thanks!

  9. kurthenry9 (verified owner)

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

  10. 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. Trevor Myers (verified owner)

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

  12. mstrparkes (verified owner)

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

  13. Megan Voss (verified owner)

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

  14. ash_daroza (verified owner)

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

  15. Aakash Pathak (verified owner)

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

  16. Steve Saunders (verified owner)

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

  17. Parnian (verified owner)

    excellent layout and everything was explained really well

    • Owen Raszkiewicz

      Thrilled you got value from it. Thanks!

  18. Simon OB (verified owner)

    excellent intro- can’t go wrong

  19. 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. Erica Santos (verified owner)

    Easy to follow, simple language. Great for beginners!

    • Owen Raszkiewicz

      Thanks, Erica!

  21. Mark Rooney (verified owner)

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

  22. chaminda Vidanapathirana (verified owner)

    brilliantly simplified explanations, specially the jargons. thank you Owen

  23. j.mcevoy (verified owner)

    Really on point Owen! Well done:)

  24. 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. maddyb (verified owner)

    Great intro into shares to pique your curiosity

  26. Seb Voitot (verified owner)

    Easy to understand, Thank You

  27. 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. 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. ian portbury (verified owner)

    nice and easy to understand

  30. Matthew Hibbs (verified owner)

    Excellent base knowledge. Thank you.

  31. 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. (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. traceyc (verified owner)

    More easy learning, thank you.

  34. Tayla Archard (verified owner)

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

  35. louisryan (verified owner)

    Great course simple easy well put together.

  36. eamon (verified owner)

    A great starting point and Overview

  37. Steve Saunders (verified owner)

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

  38. Daniela Arsenis (verified owner)

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

  39. D&D Investing (verified owner)

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

  40. Ian Luo (verified owner)

    Very helpful for any beginner investor

  41. JACOB OGLE (verified owner)

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

  42. (verified owner)

    Easy to understand. I liked the jargons and vdos.

  43. 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. 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. Tenzin Khangsar (verified owner)

    Precise & informative. Thank you

  46. 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. gummy (verified owner)

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

  48. Andrew Portelli (verified owner)

    So simple and easy to understand

  49. Patrick Brandon (verified owner)

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

  50. becp17 (verified owner)

    Excellent content, very easy to understand! Definitely recommend.

  51. claudiaiaco (verified owner)

    Gives a great basic foundation for understanding shared

  52. 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. Dennis hernandez (verified owner)

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

  54. rwit2 (verified owner)

    highly recommended for anyone who wants to understand investing.

    • Owen Raszkiewicz

      Cheers! Well done to you and keep going.

  55. gummy (verified owner)

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

  56. mati luja (verified owner)

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

  57. Leon Ngov (verified owner)

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

  58. 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. Alexander Clarke (verified owner)

    Very informative. Recommend to any beginner.

  60. 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. dmats (verified owner)

    Outstanding. Will be referring to friends and family. Thanks

  62. Angus Thatcher (verified owner)

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

  63. Nick Ryan (verified owner)

    Fantastic first step to investing

  64. david wright (verified owner)

    Great course

  65. sclemmey (verified owner)

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

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