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If you are a non-for-profit organisation, you may want to consider employing a financial counsellor to assist your clients in financial hardship.

Employ a financial counsellor

Financial counsellors are highly skilled, qualified, paralegal professionals who provide assistance, advocacy, and information to those who are experiencing financial difficulty or who have problems with debt.

Financial counsellors offer their services free of charge to their clients and provide advocacy impartially.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can a financial counsellor do for your clients?

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Are there any regulations to comply with when employing a financial counsellor?

There are, yes. Your financial counsellor must hold a Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling) or be enrolled and currently studying this qualification.

In Australia, only people with this qualification can legally use the term ‘Financial Counsellor’, and must be providing their service to clients free of charge.

Financial counsellors must also be members of their state peak body. In Victoria, that is The Financial and Consumer Rights Council. Your financial counsellors can apply for membership here: Join now.

Members must comply with professional development and professional supervision requirements in order to remain eligible for membership and in order to maintain their profession. Being a member and complying with these regulations is the only way to protect your ASIC exemption which is the legal framework that enables you to employ financial counsellors. Read more about the Regulatory Landscape.

 

 


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Members must comply with professional development and professional supervision requirements in order to remain eligible for membership and in order to maintain their profession. Being a member and complying with these regulations is the only way to protect your ASIC exemption which is the legal framework that enables you to employ financial counsellors. Read more about it here, under The Regulatory Landscape

Learn more about the regulatory landscape