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Network meeting
Board meeting
Conference
Agency Managers meeting
Working Group

Tuesday 30 Apr 2019

10:00am - 1:00pm

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Wednesday 01 May 2019

9:30am - 12:00pm

Bankruptcy know-how

PRESENTED BY TBC
LOCATION Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, Level 6, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
CPD Core Topics: Bankruptcy
Category: Technical, Skills
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 3

Working within the new bankruptcy legislation. This session will include bankruptcy and small business, TPD and superannuation.

Wednesday 01 May 2019

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Bankruptcy and gambling

PRESENTED BY TBC
LOCATION Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, Level 6, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
CPD Core Topics: Gambling related harm; Bankruptcy
Category: Technical, Skills
LEVEL 3
CPD POINT 3

This session will focus on a particular scenario within the bankruptcy process related to gambling harm. What happens when one party of a couple goes bankrupt due to problem gambling in particular when there are assets involved?

Friday 03 May 2019

Anytime

Credit Law e-Learning

PRESENTED BY Consumer Action Law Centre
LOCATION Online
CPD Core Topics: Credit law
Category: Technical
LEVEL 1
CPD POINT 2

Learn the basics of credit law to help you negotiate with credit providers who have breached the law. In this session, participants will learn about, when to claim hardship and when to claim a breach of responsible lending laws; credit cards; payday loans consumer leases and seeking compensation.

Monday 06 May 2019

9:30am - 12:30pm

Case notes and case files – a practical guide

PRESENTED BY Kat Lane, Solicitor
LOCATION Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
CPD Core Topics: Case notes
Category: Skills
LEVEL 1
CPD POINT 3

This session will provide training on how to write case notes that meet legal obligations are clear and objective as well as guidelines on keeping case files that are easy to use and maintain and support you in your case work.

Tuesday 07 May 2019

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Northern Regional Network meeting

LOCATION Uniting Kildonan, 188 McDonalds Road, Epping

Friday 10 May 2019

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Financial Counsellors Focus Group for Quit Smoking

PRESENTED BY Quit Victoria
LOCATION FCRC, Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne
CPD Core Topics:
Category: Ethics
LEVEL 1
CPD POINT 1.5

Increasingly we are hearing how much of a financial burden smoking is for many financial counselling clients. At the same time creditors with poor hardship practices sometimes attack and stigmatise smokers with debts as putting a ‘lifestyle choice’ ahead of debt obligations. In this context, how can financial counsellors empower clients to reduce harms that arise from tobacco use?

Tuesday 14 May 2019

9:30am - 1:00pm

Motivational Interviewing - Asking the right Questions

PRESENTED BY Stavroula Zandes, Health and Wellbeing Consultants
LOCATION Curate Space, Level 6, 306 Little Collins Street (via The Causeway), Melbourne
CPD Core Topics: Counselling skills
Category: Skills, Ethics
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 3

Do you work with clients who struggle to make changes? Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a unique process that explores and resolves resistance, and through motivational processes focuses on facilitating change amongst your clients. This client-centred counselling approach can positively assist your clients towards behaviour change.

Wednesday 15 May 2019

9:30am - 11:30am

Gambling Issues Working Group

LOCATION FCRC, Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Thursday 16 May 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm

Bankruptcy Working Group

LOCATION AFSA, Level 16, 300 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

Thursday 16 May 2019

2:30PM - 4:30PM

Centrelink Working Group

LOCATION FCRC, Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Tuesday 21 May 2019

10:00am - 1:00pm

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Thursday 30 May 2019

9:30am - 11:30am

Eastern Regional Network meeting

LOCATION EACH (Building B), 46 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood

Monday 03 Jun 2019

Anytime

Debt Enforcement e-Learning

PRESENTED BY Consumer Action Law Centre
LOCATION Online
CPD Core Topics: Credit law
Category: Technical
LEVEL 1
CPD POINT 2

This session will give an overview of the debt enforcement process (with a handy flowchart) and look at the different enforcement options available to creditors and how you assess the consequences to your client of not paying a debt.

Thursday 06 Jun 2019

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Western Regional Network Meeting

LOCATION Bethany Warrnambool, Level 1 Bayside Plaza, 24 – 36 Fairy St, Warrnambool

Tuesday 11 Jun 2019

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Couples and conflict of interests (SHEPPARTON)

PRESENTED BY TBC
LOCATION Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham Street, Shepparton
CPD Core Topics: Counselling skills
Category: Skills, Ethics
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 3

Financial Counsellors regularly see couples as their clients. This can often pose some extra challenges on the practitioner. Conflicts of interest may become apparent and referral might be necessary. Learn when to refer on and how to manage power imbalances and the dynamics in the room.

Tuesday 11 Jun 2019

10:30am - 3:00pm

Hume Regional Network meeting

LOCATION Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

Thursday 13 Jun 2019

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Mortgage Stress

PRESENTED BY Consumer Action Law Centre
LOCATION Southern Metro Network meeting, Cranbourne Community House, 49 Valepark Crescent, Cranbourne
CPD Core Topics: Mortgage stress
Category: Technical, Skills, Ethics
LEVEL 3
CPD POINT 3

In this session you will learn how you can help your clients who are facing mortgage stress through negotiating with creditors where a home is at risk, arguing a responsible lending claim through the Ombudsman (Australian Financial Complaints Authority) and understanding the client’s options when enforcement proceedings have been issued against the home.

Thursday 13 Jun 2019

9:30AM - 12:00PM

Southern Regional Network Meeting

LOCATION Cranbourne Community House, 49 Valepark Crescent, Cranbourne

Tuesday 18 Jun 2019

10:00am - 1:00pm

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Wednesday 19 Jun 2019

9:15AM - 11:15AM

Infringements Working Group

LOCATION Norton Rose Fulbright, Level 15, RACV Tower, 485 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Tuesday 25 Jun 2019

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Northern Regional Network meeting

LOCATION Sunbury Community Health, Venue TBC

Wednesday 26 Jun 2019

9:30am - 12:30pm

Professional Supervision: Refresh and reflect

PRESENTED BY FCRC (TBC)
LOCATION Curate Space, Level 6, 306 Little Collins Street (via The Causeway), Melbourne
CPD Core Topics: Supervision
Category: Technical, Skills, Ethics
LEVEL 3
CPD POINT 3

This session is a refresher for all trained supervisors. It provides a professional development opportunity for trained supervisors through reflection on practice, sharing of experiences and new skill development.

Monday 01 Jul 2019

TUESDAY 2 JUL: 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Elder Abuse - 2 day intensive training

PRESENTED BY Bernadette Pasco, FCRC
LOCATION TBC
CPD Core Topics: Elder Abuse
Category: Skills, Ethics
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 10

Financial counsellors are a key part of the elder abuse prevention puzzle. The opportunity is now to develop specialist understanding and become a key professional to identify financial and other Elder Abuse and its prevention.

Thursday 11 Jul 2019

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Agency Managers meeting

LOCATION FCRC, Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Tuesday 16 Jul 2019

10:00am - 1:00pm

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Wednesday 17 Jul 2019

9:30am - 11:30am

Gambling Issues Working Group

LOCATION FCRC, Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Thursday 18 Jul 2019

2:30PM - 4:30PM

Centrelink Working Group

LOCATION FCRC, Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Thursday 08 Aug 2019

9:30AM - 12:00PM

Southern Regional Network Meeting

LOCATION Venue TBC

Tuesday 13 Aug 2019

10:30am - 3:00pm

Hume Regional Network meeting

LOCATION Benalla Community Care, 45 Coster St, Benalla (Conference Room)

Thursday 15 Aug 2019

9:15AM - 11:15AM

Infringements Working Group

LOCATION Norton Rose Fulbright, Level 15, RACV Tower, 485 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Tuesday 20 Aug 2019

10:00am - 1:00pm

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Thursday 22 Aug 2019

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Western Regional Network Meeting

LOCATION Anglicare Bendigo, 47 High Street, Bendigo

Tuesday 27 Aug 2019

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Northern Regional Network meeting

LOCATION Ozanam Community Centre, Venue TBC

Thursday 29 Aug 2019

9:30am - 11:30am

Eastern Regional Network meeting

LOCATION EACH (Building B), 46 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood

Wednesday 11 Sep 2019

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Agency Managers meeting

LOCATION FCRC, Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Wednesday 11 Sep 2019

9:30am - 11:30am

Gambling Issues Working Group

LOCATION FCRC, Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Thursday 12 Sep 2019

2:30PM - 4:30PM

Centrelink Working Group

LOCATION FCRC, Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Tuesday 17 Sep 2019

10:00am - 1:00pm

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION

Wednesday 09 Oct 2019

FCRC Conference 2019

LOCATION Mercure Ballarat

Thursday 10 Oct 2019

FCRC Conference 2019

LOCATION Mercure Ballarat

Friday 11 Oct 2019

FCRC Conference 2019

LOCATION Mercure Ballarat

Wednesday 23 Oct 2019

9:15AM - 11:15AM

Infringements Working Group

LOCATION Norton Rose Fulbright, Level 15, RACV Tower, 485 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Tuesday 29 Oct 2019

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Northern Regional Network meeting

LOCATION Uniting Regen, Venue TBC

Wednesday 13 Nov 2019

9:30am - 11:30am

Gambling Issues Working Group

LOCATION FCRC, Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Thursday 14 Nov 2019

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Agency Managers meeting

LOCATION FCRC, Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Thursday 14 Nov 2019

2:30PM - 4:30PM

Centrelink Working Group

LOCATION FCRC, Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Tuesday 19 Nov 2019

10:00am - 1:00pm

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Tuesday 19 Nov 2019

10:30am - 3:00pm

Hume Regional Network meeting

LOCATION Benalla Community Care, 45 Coster St, Benalla (Conference Room)

Thursday 21 Nov 2019

9:30AM - 12:00PM

Southern Regional Network Meeting

LOCATION Venue TBC

Thursday 21 Nov 2019

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Western Regional Network Meeting

LOCATION CAFS Ballarat, 115 Lydiard St North, Ballarat

Thursday 28 Nov 2019

9:30am - 11:30am

Eastern Regional Network meeting

LOCATION EACH (Building B), 46 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood

Tuesday 03 Dec 2019

TBC

Northern Regional Network meeting

LOCATION Venue TBC

Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

10:00am - 1:00pm

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Wednesday 11 Dec 2019

9:15AM - 11:15AM

Infringements Working Group

LOCATION Norton Rose Fulbright, Level 15, RACV Tower, 485 Bourke Street, Melbourne