We currently offer four categories of membership:
Full membership is for individuals who are currently working as financial counsellors, and have the
appropriate qualification, or are diploma qualified and have the appropriate experience and CPD
All members MUST agree to abide by the Australian Financial Counselling Code of Ethical Practice AND
agree to abide by relevant state/territory rules.
Associate membership is open to individuals who are studying or have completed the diploma, but don’t fulfil the Full membership requirements
Affiliate membership is for those who are not working as financial counsellors, or are working in a similar field.
Agency Membership is for organisations who employ or engage financial counsellors and share a mutual interest in the work undertaken by the FCRC. Employer agencies, community legal services and academic institutions are eligible for agency membership.
Each Agency member may appoint an Agency Representative. The Agency Representative must be a manager who has one or more financial counsellors reporting to them. The representative will be included in the email distribution list for Agency Members and receive access to member-only content through the FCRC website.
FCRC membership is dependent on compliance with the National Standards for Membership & Accreditation, and the FCRC Constitution. The Continuous Professional Development and Professional Supervision programs pave the way for best practice service delivery and provide opportunities for members to continually improve and broaden their skills.
Our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program offers a series of learning sessions that members can attend (or watch live recordings) to gain points towards their professional development requirement.
Our Professional Supervision framework aims to engender trust between client and counsellor, and provide our members with the opportunity to extend their knowledge, skill set and awareness.