FCRC supports the delivery of the nationally accredited Diploma of Financial Counselling, which is the required qualification to practice as a financial counsellor in Australia.
The Diploma of Financial Counselling comprises 17 units of study. It is of one year duration if taken full time. It can also be competed part-time over two years.
A 220 hour structured work placement is a part of the course. Students will be assisted to locate placement opportunities.
Financial counselling is an intense job and the course is demanding, requiring at least 10 -12 hours per week of additional study outside the classroom.
Financial counselling is a unique blend of legal and advocacy work delivered within a counselling model of practice and a framework of social justice. The course includes areas of Australian Consumer Law, Credit Law, Social Security Law and a number of other legislative frameworks as well as learning counselling and individual and systemic advocacy skills.
Initiated by the Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network (ICAN), a highly respected financial counselling organisation that trains and employs Indigenous financial counsellors, ICAN Learn is a social enterprise Registered Training Organisation that delivers the Diploma of Financial Counselling to Victorian students interested in becoming financial counsellors.
ICAN Learn’s objective is to provide specific financial counselling industry focused education through blended learning opportunities.
The structure for the Diploma of Financial Counselling comprises nine one-week blocks of face-to-face training supported by weekly online classes over a 12 month period. ICAN Learn uses Victorian trainers to ensure education relevance and to secure and support agency relationships and placement support.
The course delivered from classrooms based at CAE, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.
People who would like to be considered for this course are welcome to complete a course enquiry form by clicking the link below.
Timetables and other details will be provided when expressions of interest are received.
Enrolments for the upcoming intake will close on 08-Sep-2017.Visit the ICAN Learn website for more information regarding the course and enrolments.
Potential students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
The student needs to demonstrate competence in all elements of the relevant unit/s through collection of evidence. Several types of evidence are required for each element/unit; some types of evidence can support a number of units, e.g. resume, position descriptions, etc. RPL is a process managed by the Registered Training Organisation (RTO), and forms and details will be provided by the RTO of your choice.
Students with existing qualifications may already have completed equivalent units in another course. If this is the case, and the course codes are identical, a student may be eligible for a Credit Transfer (CT). There's no cost for CT. This process is managed by the RTO, and enquiries should be directed to the RTO of your choice.