ICAN Learn focuses on a mentoring approach. We have highly qualified staff to ensure that every student has the best experience and a positive outcome.

Aaron Davis – CEO/Managing Director

As CEO/Managing Director and co-founder of the Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network Ltd (ICAN) and cofounder of ICAN Learn, it’s social enterprise Registered Training Organisation Aaron’s bring passion and experience to build ongoing expertise within the Indigenous community; growing leadership opportunities. 

Bernadette Pasco – ICAN Learn Executive Officer 

Bernadette is the cofounder of ICAN Learn and has an extensive background in health [nursing], community services, financial counselling and education. She is passionate about building the strengths of those in the financial counselling and capability sector to be teachers and leaders to develop new expertise in those wanting to become financial counsellors and financial capability workers. Bernadette holds qualifications in health/ nursing, financial counselling, community sector management, and vocational education. 

“Everything we do at ICAN Learn is about building on the strengths of our teachers and financial counsellors to ensure vulnerable consumers get the best services.” 

Robyn Shepherd-Murdoch – Teaching, Learning 

Robyn is an experienced Financial Counsellor and educator for Diploma of Financial Counselling [CHC51115] and  Financial Literacy Education Skillset [CHCSS00077]. Robyn coordinates 1:1 support for teachers and students and guides the development of excellence in course delivery. Robyn holds qualifications in financial counselling, welfare, community services and training and assessment.  

Tracey Grinter – Course coordination and compliance

Tracey has been a Financial Counsellor for 15 years. She has worked as a Bushfire Financial Counsellor through Victorian disasters and specialises in working with clients impacted by problem gambling, family Violence, and other specialist roles. As an agency manager in Victoria over the last 10 years Tracey has been instrumental in linking practical outcomes with education to grow financial counselling workforce in regional Victoria and has taught as a casual teacher at ICAN Learn for the last four years.  Tracey holds qualifications in social Work, Health and Human Service Management, Training and Assessment and Human Resources.  

Jess Carter – Administration 

Jess cares for ICAN Learn administration and a key point for first contact for enquiries. Jess holds a Bachelor of Design [visual communications and Certificate IV in website production. Jess has extensive  experience in administration in Australia and the UK. Jess will use her design skills to improve the student journey and build great experiences for those that receive our marketing. 

Michelle Ludwig- Teacher

Michelle is an experienced Financial Counsellor with specific expertise in working with victims of family violence to build financial resilience. Michelle brings a wealth of community sector experience and is a valued member of our teaching and assessing team.  Michelle provides education and student support. 

Natasha Syed Ali – Teacher

Natasha is an experienced financial counsellor and transitioned her career from casual to part time teacher with ICAN Learn in 2019. Natasha has a passion for community development and financial literacy and brings a large amount of expertise to ICAN Learn.  Natasha’s financial counselling skills make a real difference to all students at ICAN Learn. 

Jill McKinlay

Jill is an experienced Financial Counsellor with specific expertise in supporting people with compulsive gambling behaviours to live a full life without gambling.  Jill is passionate about embracing counselling skills (social constructionist theory) and language to improve financial resilience of vulnerable consumers.  Jill welcomes the opportunity to support budding financial counsellors enter the sector through her role as part time ICAN Learn teacher

ICAN Learn has a number of casual teachers that also contribute a lot to our team and our students. If you are a qualified financial counsellor and are interested in teaching, please email enquiries@icanlearn.edu.au