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Monday 31 Jul 2017

Bankruptcy Advice: Untrustworthy Advisors

The Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) has developed a video for consumers about the importance of obtaining bankruptcy and debt management advice from reputable sources. The video, entitled Bankruptcy Advice: Untrustworthy Advisors, is narrated by Money Magazine editor Effie Zahos. The video explains in simple terms how easy it is for consumers to be tricked into taking untrustworthy advice from unregulated, unlicensed advisers who may target vulnerable people in times of financial crisis and pressure.

Continue via the link below to watch the video.

Monday 24 Jul 2017

Multi-cultural scholarship program

By: Bernadette Pasco

FCRC is proud to announce a unique opportunity!

ICAN Learn in partnership with CBA is providing scholarships for students from ethnic / multicultural, non-English speaking backgrounds to undertake the Financial literacy skill set (CHCSS00077) and the diploma of financial counselling (CHC51115) as one course.

Monday 24 Jul 2017

Diploma of Financial Counselling

By: Bernadette Pasco

ICAN Learn, a new social enterprise Registered Training Organisation, is excited to be able to offer the Diploma of Financial Counselling to Victorian students interested in becoming financial counsellors.

FCRC have partnered with ICAN Learn to commence delivery of the diploma in Victoria, starting from September this year.

Monday 24 Jul 2017

EO's report - July 2017

By: Peter Gartlan

In alternating issues of the Devil's Advocate, the FCRC Executive Officer contributes a message to the sector. This month, Peter Gartlan shares the exciting work of ICAN Learn in delivering the Diploma of Financial Counselling in Victoria later this year.

Monday 24 Jul 2017

Interview with Robyn Angus, La Trobe University Student Union

In each issue of the Devil's Advocate, FCRC shines the spotlight on one of our members.

This month, Robyn Angus gives insight into some of the unique aspects of working as a financial counsellor within a university.

Wednesday 05 Jul 2017

New role: Project Worker - Family Violence

By: Donna Letchford

FCRC welcomes Donna Letchford into her new role as Project Worker - Family Violence within the organisation. Donna will aim to provide support to family violence financial counsellors through development of support mechanisms, specialised training and supervision, and best practice frameworks.

Wednesday 05 Jul 2017

FCRC's response to ASIC class orders consultation

Read FCRC's submission to the recent consultation on ASIC's financial counselling licensing relief class orders.