- Course Duration: 18 Months
- Course Code: CHC51115
- Location: Cairns
- RPL: Yes
The Indigenous Financial Counselling Mentorship Program (IFCMP) has an 8 year history with 34 participants from across Australia successfully graduating with CHC52108 - Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling). ICAN Learn, a RTO, which is a subsidiary of the Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network, will deliver CHC51115 - Diploma of Financial Counselling which supersedes CHC52108. The course is run over 18 months and will commence in October 2017. Learning is undertaken in 1-week face to face blocks, held in Cairns, weekly online group training sessions and mentoring support.
The course provides practical skills and knowledge, giving graduates skills to assist their clients with a wide range of financial difficulties. Participants will learn to support clients in decision making; facilitate the financial counselling process; develop and use financial counselling tools and techniques to address credit and debt issues and gain some specialist skills in counselling, mental health and complex issues. Participants will also gain a full understanding of a client’s financial/consumer rights and responsibilities. The Diploma of Financial Counselling is a customised course that recognises both prior learning and work experience.
This course is unique in that it offers CHCSS00077 - Financial Literacy Education Skill Set in the first week of the Diploma course. This enables participants to understand the roles of both financial capability worker and that of financial counsellor at completion of the full course.
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