Australian Prudential Registration Authority (APRA) has written to RSE licensees setting out its approach to the Government's super system reforms aimed at enhancing APRA's prudential powers to improve member outcomes.

APRA Deputy Chairman, Helen Rowell, said the regulator will consult on potential amendments to its prudential framework consistent with the draft legislation released in July and according to the ultimate legislated timetable.

Under the proposed reforms, the current "scale test" (s 29VN of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993) will be replaced with an "outcomes test" requiring MySuper trustees to attest to outcomes promoting the financial interests of members on a broader range of indicators. APRA said it will consider issuing prudential guidance to support RSE licensees to comply with this expanded obligation.