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Network meeting
Board meeting
Conference
Agency Managers meeting

Thursday 14 Dec 2017

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Western Regional Network meeting

LOCATION Salvation Army Ballarat

Tuesday 30 Jan 2018

WEDNESDAY 31 JAN: 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Family Violence Training for Financial Counsellors: Foundation Level Unit

PRESENTED BY Women's Legal Service Victoria and WIRE Women's Information
LOCATION Melbourne
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Family Violence
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 10 (over two days)

This foundation level session covers the fundamental skills and knowledge required to deliver effective financial counselling services to victims of family violence and/or economic abuse.

Thursday 01 Feb 2018

9:30AM - 4:30PM

Family Violence Training for Financial Counsellors: Advanced Level Unit

PRESENTED BY Women's Legal Service Victoria and WIRE Women's Information
LOCATION Melbourne
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Family Violence
LEVEL 3
CPD POINT 5

The advanced session builds on and provides expert training for all specialist Family Violence financial counsellors and financial counsellors who wish to deepen their knowledge.

Monday 05 Feb 2018

TUESDAY 6 FEB: 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Family Violence Training for Financial Counsellors: Foundation Level Unit

PRESENTED BY Women's Legal Service Victoria and WIRE Women's Information
LOCATION Melbourne
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Family Violence
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 10 (over two days)

This foundation level session covers the fundamental skills and knowledge required to deliver effective financial counselling services to victims of family violence and/or economic abuse

Wednesday 07 Feb 2018

9:30AM - 4:30PM

Family Violence Training for Financial Counsellors: Advanced Level Unit

PRESENTED BY Women's Legal Service Victoria and WIRE Women's Information
LOCATION Melbourne
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Family Violence
LEVEL 3
CPD POINT 5

The advanced session builds on and provides expert training for all specialist Family Violence financial counsellors and financial counsellors who wish to deepen their knowledge.

Tuesday 13 Feb 2018

WEDNESDAY 14 FEB: 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Family Violence Training for Financial Counsellors: Foundation Level Unit

PRESENTED BY Women's Legal Service Victoria and WIRE Women's Information
LOCATION Melbourne
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Family Violence
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 10 (over two days)

This foundation level session covers the fundamental skills and knowledge required to deliver effective financial counselling services to victims of family violence and/or economic abuse.

Thursday 15 Feb 2018

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Agency Managers meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Tuesday 20 Feb 2018

10:00AM - 1:00PM

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Tuesday 20 Feb 2018

10:30AM - 3:00PM

Hume Regional Network meeting

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

Thursday 01 Mar 2018

10:00am – 11:00am (webinar)

Webinar: Insurance Suitability

PRESENTED BY Phillippa Heir, Senior Solicitor, Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC)
LOCATION Online
SPDP Yes
CPD Core Topics: Superannuation and insurance
LEVEL 1
CPD POINT 3

Insurance can be a life saver to a client when the unimaginable happens. Assess the suitability of insurance products held by a client, and identify ways of addressing problems with the insurance products purchased.

Tuesday 06 Mar 2018

WEDNESDAY 7 MAR: 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Family Violence Training for Financial Counsellors: Foundation Level Unit

PRESENTED BY Women's Legal Service Victoria and WIRE Women's Information
LOCATION Gippsland
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Family Violence
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 10 (over two days)

This foundation level session covers the fundamental skills and knowledge required to deliver effective financial counselling services to victims of family violence and/or economic abuse.

Wednesday 07 Mar 2018

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Telephone Counselling

PRESENTED BY Preethi Vergis, Training and Outreach Manager, Consumer Action Law Centre
LOCATION Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Telephone skills
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 3

Telephone Counselling Skills and assisting clients over the remotely is often a big part of the financial counsellor’s role. This session will provide participants with a framework and strategies to work effectively in providing advice to clients over the phone.

Thursday 08 Mar 2018

9:30AM - 4:30PM

Family Violence Training for Financial Counsellors: Advanced Level Unit

PRESENTED BY Women's Legal Service Victoria and WIRE Women's Information
LOCATION Gippsland
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Family Violence
LEVEL 3
CPD POINT 5

The advanced session builds on and provides expert training for all specialist Family Violence financial counsellors and financial counsellors who wish to deepen their knowledge.

Wednesday 14 Mar 2018

THURSDAY 15 MAR: 2018: 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Family Violence Training for Financial Counsellors: Foundation Level Unit

PRESENTED BY Women's Legal Service Victoria and WIRE Women's Information
LOCATION Melbourne
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Family Violence
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 10 (over two days)

This foundation level session covers the fundamental skills and knowledge required to deliver effective financial counselling services to victims of family violence and/or economic abuse.

Wednesday 14 Mar 2018

10:00AM - 3:00PM

Gippsland Regional Network meeting

LOCATION Uniting Care, Sale

Tuesday 20 Mar 2018

10:00AM - 1:00PM

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Wednesday 21 Mar 2018

THURSDAY 22 MAR 2018: 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Family Violence Training for Financial Counsellors: Foundation Level Unit

PRESENTED BY Women's Legal Service Victoria and WIRE Women's Information
LOCATION Frankston/ Cranbourne
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Family Violence
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 10 (over two days)

This foundation level session covers the fundamental skills and knowledge required to deliver effective financial counselling services to victims of family violence and/or economic abuse.

Friday 23 Mar 2018

9:30AM - 4:30PM

Family Violence Training for Financial Counsellors: Advanced Level Unit

PRESENTED BY Women's Legal Service Victoria and WIRE Women's Information
LOCATION Frankston/ Cranbourne
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Family Violence
LEVEL 3
CPD POINT 5

The advanced session builds on and provides expert training for all specialist Family Violence financial counsellors and financial counsellors who wish to deepen their knowledge.

Monday 26 Mar 2018

TUESDAY 27 MAR: 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Family Violence Training for Financial Counsellors: Foundation Level Unit

PRESENTED BY Women's Legal Service Victoria and WIRE Women's Information
LOCATION Benalla
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Family Violence
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 10 (over two days)

This foundation level session covers the fundamental skills and knowledge required to deliver effective financial counselling services to victims of family violence and/or economic abuse.

Wednesday 28 Mar 2018

9:30AM - 4:30PM

Family Violence Training for Financial Counsellors: Advanced Level Unit

PRESENTED BY Women's Legal Service Victoria and WIRE Women's Information
LOCATION Benalla
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Family Violence
LEVEL 3
CPD POINT 5

The advanced session builds on and provides expert training for all specialist Family Violence financial counsellors and financial counsellors who wish to deepen their knowledge.

Tuesday 17 Apr 2018

10:00AM - 1:00PM

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Wednesday 18 Apr 2018

THURSDAY 19 APR: 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Family Violence Training for Financial Counsellors: Foundation Level Unit

PRESENTED BY Women's Legal Service Victoria and WIRE Women's Information
LOCATION Ballarat
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Family Violence
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 10 (over two days)

This foundation level session covers the fundamental skills and knowledge required to deliver effective financial counselling services to victims of family violence and/or economic abuse.

Thursday 19 Apr 2018

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Agency Managers meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Friday 20 Apr 2018

9:30AM - 4:30PM

Family Violence Training for Financial Counsellors: Advanced Level Unit

PRESENTED BY Women's Legal Service Victoria and WIRE Women's Information
LOCATION Ballarat
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Family Violence
LEVEL 3
CPD POINT 5

The advanced session builds on and provides expert training for all specialist Family Violence financial counsellors and financial counsellors who wish to deepen their knowledge.

Monday 23 Apr 2018

9:30am – 12:30pm

The Mortgage Stress Lifecycle

PRESENTED BY Amanda Storey; Director of Legal Practice, Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC)
LOCATION Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
SPDP Yes
CPD Core Topics: Hardship Systems
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 3

Learn the life cycle of mortgage stress - hardship, default notices, court proceedings, judgment, repossession, sheriff intervention - and how to get the best outcome for clients at different stages of the cycle.

Monday 30 Apr 2018

9:30am – 12:30pm

Managing the client narrative

PRESENTED BY Financial & Consumer Rights Council (FCRC), Psychologist
LOCATION Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Interview techniques
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 3

Develop your capacity to manage client interaction and focus to achieve the best financial outcomes. Learn skills for prompt and effective decision making to get to the heart of your client's story

Monday 30 Apr 2018

1:30pm – 4:30pm

Consumer leases - Where a client's household property is at risk

PRESENTED BY Amanda Storey, Director of Legal Practice, Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC)
LOCATION Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
SPDP Yes
CPD Core Topics: Consumer Credit Law
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 3

Consumer leases are an increasingly common form of finance to access white goods as an alternative to purchasing outright - Learn the difference between a pledge, a loan and a lease and how to best advocate for your client

Tuesday 01 May 2018

WEDNESDAY 2 MAY: 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Family Violence Training for Financial Counsellors: Foundation Level Unit

PRESENTED BY Women's Legal Service Victoria and WIRE Women's Information
LOCATION Melbourne
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Family Violence
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 10 (over two days)

This foundation level session covers the fundamental skills and knowledge required to deliver effective financial counselling services to victims of family violence and/or economic abuse.

Thursday 03 May 2018

9:30AM - 4:30PM

Family Violence Training for Financial Counsellors: Advanced Level Unit

PRESENTED BY Women's Legal Service Victoria and WIRE Women's Information
LOCATION Melbourne
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Family Violence
LEVEL 3
CPD POINT 5

The advanced session builds on and provides expert training for all specialist Family Violence financial counsellors and financial counsellors who wish to deepen their knowledge.

Tuesday 22 May 2018

10:00AM - 1:00PM

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Thursday 31 May 2018

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Consumer leases - Where a client's household property is at risk (BALLARAT)

PRESENTED BY Amanda Storey, Director of Legal Practice, Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC)
LOCATION CAFS Ballarat, 115 Lydiard St North, Ballarat VIC 3350
SPDP Yes
CPD Core Topics: Consumer Credit Law
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 3

Consumer leases are an increasingly common form of finance to access white goods as an alternative to purchasing outright - Learn the difference between a pledge, a loan and a lease and how to best advocate for your client

Friday 01 Jun 2018

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Telephone Counselling

PRESENTED BY Preethi Vergis, Training and Outreach Manager, Consumer Action Law Centre
LOCATION Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Telephone skills
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 3

Telephone Counselling Skills and assisting clients over the remotely is often a big part of the financial counsellor’s role. This session will provide participants with a framework and strategies to work effectively in providing advice to clients over the phone.

Tuesday 05 Jun 2018

1:00am - 4:00pm

Complex needs and pathways to independence

PRESENTED BY Julie Aganoff, Psychologist
LOCATION Benalla Community Care, 45 Coster St, Benalla
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Complex needs
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 3

How do you effectively support clients with complex needs and implement meaningful long term change?

Wednesday 06 Jun 2018

9:30am-12:30pm

Complex needs and pathways to independence

PRESENTED BY Julie Aganoff, Psychologist
LOCATION Anglicare, 162 Commercial Road, Morwell VIC 3840
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Complex needs
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 3

How do you effectively support clients with complex needs and implement meaningful long term change?

Wednesday 06 Jun 2018

10:30AM - 3:00PM

Hume Regional Network meeting

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

Wednesday 06 Jun 2018

1:30pm – 4:30pm

Consumer leases - Where a client's household property is at risk (MORWELL)

PRESENTED BY Amanda Storey, Director of Legal Practice, Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC)
LOCATION Anglicare, 162 Commercial Road, Morwell VIC 3840
SPDP Yes
CPD Core Topics: Consumer Credit Law
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 3

Consumer leases are an increasingly common form of finance to access white goods as an alternative to purchasing outright - Learn the difference between a pledge, a loan and a lease and how to best advocate for your client

Thursday 07 Jun 2018

10:00am-1:00pm

Complex needs and pathways to independence

PRESENTED BY Julie Aganoff, Psychologist
LOCATION Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics: Complex needs
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 3

How do you effectively support clients with complex needs and implement meaningful long term change?

Monday 18 Jun 2018

10:00AM - 3:00PM

Gippsland Regional Network meeting

LOCATION 190 Commercial Road, Morwell

Tuesday 19 Jun 2018

10:00AM - 1:00PM

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Thursday 21 Jun 2018

10:00am – 1:00pm

Casework supervision: Conflicts and clients

PRESENTED BY Financial & Consumer Rights Council (FCRC)
LOCATION Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
SPDP Yes
CPD Core Topics: Casework Supervision
LEVEL 3
CPD POINT 3

Learn how to manage complications which arise in situations where a client you represent means conflict - whether within your agency, or from another agency

Tuesday 17 Jul 2018

10:00AM - 1:00PM

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Thursday 19 Jul 2018

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Agency Managers meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Tuesday 21 Aug 2018

10:00AM - 1:00PM

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Tuesday 21 Aug 2018

10:30AM - 3:00PM

Hume Regional Network meeting

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

Tuesday 18 Sep 2018

10:00AM - 1:00PM

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Wednesday 19 Sep 2018

10:00AM - 3:00PM

Gippsland Regional Network meeting

LOCATION Uniting Care, Sale

Friday 19 Oct 2018

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Agency Managers meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Tuesday 20 Nov 2018

10:00AM - 1:00PM

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Tuesday 20 Nov 2018

10:30AM - 3:00PM

Hume Regional Network meeting

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

Tuesday 04 Dec 2018

10:00AM - 1:00PM

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne