Financial counsellors in Victoria are highly skilled paralegal professionals, who work within a framework of social justice and a model of client empowerment to provide services free of charge to consumers without conflict.
What is the role of a financial counsellor?
Financial counsellors assist people that are:
What do they do?
What don't they do?
Financial counsellors don't
Where do they work?
Financial counsellors work in community organisations, government health and aged care agencies. The majority of funding for these agencies is provided
by state and federal governments.
How do financial counsellors get paid?
Financial counsellors must work for an agency that meets the ASIC requirements for exemption from a financial services licence or a credit licence. Financial counsellors are paid wages through these agencies under an appropriate award, funded through state or federal government or other philanthropic initiatives.